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Education Centre at Arthur Rank Hospice

Cherry Hinton Road

Shelford Bottom


CB22 3FB

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GP Masterclasses:

Macmillan South & East Learning & Development Team is co-ordinating with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG in presenting this series of fully funded GP Cancer Masterclasses enabling you to meet your local Trust specialists and GP colleagues across other CCGs.

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Diagnosing cancer, patient and primary care factors, safety netting, assessing risks.

Changing face of cancer. Now a chronic disease? A short introduction to GP's about the Recovery Package and Risk Stratified follow up.

Speakers: Dr Peter Holloway & Dr Andrew Yager

Dr Holloway qualified from Cambridge and is a GP in Mendlesham, Suffolk. He is the Cancer Lead for both Suffolk CCGs and has researched into factors affecting cancer presentation in primary care. He is currently piloting a "Vague Symptom" early diagnosis clinic at the Ipswich Hospital. Dr Holloway is Chair, Primary Care Group, East of England Cancer Alliance.

Dr Andrew Yager is a GP at Botesdale Health Centre in Suffolk and the cancer lead GP for West Suffolk CCG, and Macmillan GP facilitator working across East and West Suffolk CCG. His work has been on improving the interfaces between primary and secondary care for cancer patients, and he has been involved in the successful implementation of the Practice Nurse Cancer course in his CCG.

Colorectal cancer presentations and clinical scenarios - tips for GPs to improve early diagnosis.

Speaker: Mr Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall is a consultant colorectal surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital. He is lead for the colorectal MDT and has helped to promote the straight to test pathway for fast track colorectal cancer referrals. He is also clinical lead for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme which is due to start FIT testing in 2018.

Thursday 16th November 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Diagnosing sarcomas and an overview of cancers of unknown primary.

Speakers: Dr Helen Hatcher & Dr Karen McAdams

Dr Helen Hatcher is a Consultant Medical and Teenage Young Adult (TYA) Oncologist at the University of Cambridge. She is the Clinical and Regional lead for sarcomas and TYA. She has worked at the NCI in the USA and the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Dr Karen McAdam trained in London at the Royal Free Hospital before being appointed as a Consultant Medical Oncologist and Peterborough and Addenbrookes Hospital in May 1998. She is currently Chairman of the Anglia Cancer Network Chemo Board and member of the Anglia Cancer Network Systemic Anticancer Therapy Group and Breast Site Specific Group. Her research commitments as well as NCRN and commercial studies in breast cancer also include colorectal, hepatobiliary cancers and cancers of unknown primary origin.

Diagnosing haematological cancers and referring based on NICE guidelines NG12.

Speakers: Dr George Follows & Dr Charles Crawley

Dr Follows received his Medical degree from Oxford University Medical School before completing his medical training in Newcastle, Edinburgh and PhD at Leeds University. After a period in post-doctoral research at Cambridge University, he was appointed Clinical Lead for lymphoproliferative disorders and haematology clinical trials in Cambridge in 2007. He chaired the UK CLL Forum from 2012 to 2016 and has authored / co-authored peer reviewed papers published in many of the world’s leading medical journals covering various areas of haematological biology and malignancy.

Dr Charles Crawley is the clinical director for Haemato-Oncology at Addenbrooke’s and the program director for the Cambridge Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. His specialist interests include haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, myeloma and acute leukaemia.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Understanding the 2ww Upper GI referral pathway and clinical scenarios- a GP update.

Speaker: Dr Gareth Corbett

Dr Corbett is a gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes Hospital. He is the clinical lead for endoscopy. He is a specialist endoscopist providing therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, ERCP and non-invasive endoscopy. He is an accredited endoscopy trainer and runs national and local endoscopy courses. He is a member of the national committee for capsule endoscopy. He is involved with 2 week wait and routine pathways into secondary care for patients with GI disorders.

Head and Neck lumps - when to suspect cancer.

Speakers: Mr Malcolm Cameron & Mr Piyush Jani

Mr Malcolm Cameron is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon and has been at Addenbrooke’s since 2006. His undergraduate years were spent St Bartholomew’s Hospital London and Guy’s Hospital. He undertook his higher surgical training on the East Grinstead / University College Hospital London rotation and also spent time at The Royal Marsden and Great Ormond Street.

Mr Piyush Jani is an ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital. He runs a weekly Neck Lump Clinic as well as a Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. His subspecialty interests include Thyroid and Salivary Gland pathology.

Wednesday 21st February 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Lung cancer and role of GPs in improving outcomes.

Speaker: Dr Prina Ruparellia

Diagnosing prostate cancer and other urological cancers presenting with haematuria.

Speakers: Mr Christof Kastner & Miss Alexandra Colquhoun

Christof Kastner is the lead of the CamPARI Prostate Cancer Group which integrates all prostate clinicians and researchers in Cambridge. His clinical focus is on technology- based interventions including fusion prostate diagnostics, brachytherapy and HoLEP. He has introduced the use of prostate mpMRI imaging to Cambridge and was the first in the UK to use a validated purpose-build MRI fusion biopsy system. He has been developing processes, clinical pathways and new practices for prostate cancer assessment in collaboration with clinicians from all involved specialties nationally and internationally.

Tuesday 6th March 2018, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

NICE guidelines-bigger change than you may realise and decision support tools to help diagnosis.

Speaker: Dr David Plume

Improving early diagnosis of gynaecological cancers.

Speakers: Mr Robin Crawford & Mr Halder

Mr Crawford was appointed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, as a consultant gynaecological oncologist. He has worked with the hospital administration as Clinical Director, with the region as colposcopy lead for quality assurance of the NHS cervical screening programme, and as gynaecological cancer lead for the Anglia Cancer network. At a national level he has worked with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He has been a national clinical advisor to the UK Department of Health for enhanced recovery.

Diagnosing childhood cancer and referral pathways.

Speaker: Dr Amos Burke

Dr Burke is a childhood cancer specialist working at Addenbrooke's providing a service for children in the East of England. He has a particular interest in childhood lymphomas and is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group and chair its paediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma subgroup. At a national level Dr Burke is the National Institute for Health Research Cancer Research Network Associate Director with responsibility for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia. In this role he is responsible for the delivery of clinical cancer trials in England.

Supper will be provided from 6:30pm, followed by the Masterclasses commencing at 7pm.

Places are limited, so please inform us at the earliest if you are unable to attend, to help us accommodate the maximum number of GPs who register interest in attending.

Please note that car parking at the Hospice is reserved for patients and their visitors. Please use Babraham Park & Ride car park which is the 2nd left after the Hospice entrance. Parking charges apply and are £1 for 60 minutes to 18 hours. A footpath which you will pass on your left as you enter the Park & Ride facility will allow pedestrian access to the Hospice once you have parked and bought your ticket.

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Cherry Hinton Road

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CB22 3FB

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