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Programme Summary

Programme Summary

The 2022 Conference Programme is coming soon!

In the meantime, here is a summary of all the topics covered at OPC Virtual this June...

Oncology Professional Care Virtual was a two-day, CPD certified online educational programme offering best-in-class, cutting-edge content and supported by key NHS arm’s length bodies and major cancer charities. It tackled the major challenges facing the industry, including the impact of COVID 19, as well as insights into the innovations and new technologies that will improve treatment options and help detect cancers earlier.

Just some of the topics across the 2 days included...

Keynote 

  • Recovering from Covid-19: Getting the NHS Long Term Plan back on track
  • Exploring the impact of new health legislation on cancer care
  • Rolling out Rapid Diagnostic Centres: Assessing progress so far
  • How has Covid-19 impacted and altered our priorities for cancer diagnosis and treatment in the UK?
  • Harnessing genomics to drive a step change in personalised medicine
  • Responding to a pandemic: What have we learned in the past 12 months to inform our future thinking?

Improving early detection and diagnosis

  • Achieving the faster diagnosis standard: Removing the blocks and constraints
  • Evaluating the success of the Targeted Lung Health Check programme
  • Using population data to pinpoint variations in care and address health inequalities
  • Delivering tailored screening programmes for bowel & cervical cancers

Advanced cancer treatments and technologies

  • Radiotherapy: Learning about new approaches
  • Unlocking the potential of AI in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • The role of robotics and specialised technologies in complex cancer surgery
  • Learn about game changing new drug treatments and therapies
  • Exploring innovative treatments in immunotherapy

Transforming cancer care pathways

  • Exploring the most effective new models of care for cancer treatment
  • Transforming the cancer workforce to meet the needs of the long-term plan
  • Living with and beyond cancer: improving patient experience
  • Raising cancer awareness through public health campaigning: What needs to happen
  • How Cancer Alliances are driving collaboration, innovation and improvement 
  • Widening primary care involvement in cancer diagnosis and treatment