WELCOME TO OUR CONFERENCE Survivorship & Overcoming Challenges
The North of England Head & Neck Cancer Conference comes to Liverpool in November 2016 and brings together Patients and Carers.
Amid the changing context, the conference poses challenging questions about the purpose of Awareness, Support and Knowledge throughout survivorship and the challenges.
Inspired by leading national and international thinkers, the conference will explore how greater passion and understanding can be inspired in the system so that more patients and carers, and the people who work with them, make inspired choices, continue learning and aspire to world class performance.
At a time when Health Professionals are under even more severe pressures, the conference will explore the opportunities for everyone involved to take hold of the agenda and achieve more for, and with, our communities.
This will be inspired by powerful and diverse perspectives on the potential of all of us to think differently about what we can achieve and how we learn. The North of England Head and Neck Cancer Conference 2016 will be an inspiring and memorable experience for everyone who attends. It will be a great conference in a great town and we look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool.
The programme will deliver an exciting mix of keynote speakers, a learning capsule, exhibitions and fringe activities themed around the strands of Survivorship and Overcoming Challenges, and will invite delegates to Think Differently as a result.
Speakers will be invited either to build their presentation around this triple-pronged approach or to concentrate on one aspect.
Anecdotal and personal experience will be encouraged.
Wherever possible, speakers have been grouped to explore counter or complimentary positions within a strand in the hope of engaging the audience. The participation of patients and carers in all aspects will form an integral part of the conference.
Friday, 11th November 2016
09.00 Exhibition Halls open
09.00 - 09.45 Registration, Coffee, Networking and Exhibition
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome Ceremony with Conference President Mike McGovern
10.15 - 11.15 Speaker 1: Steve Bergman
11.15 - 12.15 Speaker 2: Peter Baker
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch & Networking Opportunity
13.15 - 14:15 Speaker 3: Professor Ros Dowse
14.15 - 14:45 - Networking and Exhibition
15.00- 15.30 - Break Out Capsule
15.30 - 16.00 - Speaker 4: Chris Moon
16.00 - 16.30 - Close & Q&A
16.30 - 17.00 - Networking and Exhibition
Break Out Capsules - Breakout Suite
Maximum: 150 Delegates
Topic: Support Groups
Speaker: Chris Curtis, Cancer Survivor - Booking Required
Aims of the Conference
In 2007, the Cancer Reform Strategy outlined the significant challenges facing cancer care services in the UK.
As the NHS strives to meet world class standards in cancer care, many barriers must be overcome increasingly expensive advances in treatment, the persistent cancer inequalities gap and the risk of higher incidences linked to an aging population.
Despite NHS spending on a par with European levels, the UK is failing to deliver comparable survival rates.
With earlier diagnosis and treatment vital to improving survival rates, the Government has emphasised the need to improve responses amongst front-line practitioners through training and better access to diagnostics.
The Government has also allocated 9m to fund a series of campaigns designed to increase public awareness of cancer, particularly in disadvantaged areas, encouraging sufferers to act quickly on the warning signs for cancer. As well as raising public awareness, the Government has stressed its commitment to improve cancer services, providing patient centred care with greater quality and choice.
Underpinning its commitment, the Government has pledged 164m to recruit more NHS specialists and equip hospitals with advanced radiotherapy treatments and new screening techniques, alongside introducing a new 50m Cancer Drug Fund. The conference offers an invaluable opportunity for patients, carers, voluntary organisations and other key stakeholders to discuss the latest services and initiatives, consider how to transform Head & Neck cancer care services in the UK to match the highest standards in Europe.
Conference Management Team
Chris Curtis, Conference Organiser Tel: 07779 169 833 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichola Howard, Conference Business Manager Tel: 07763 633749 Email: email@example.com
Mike McGovern, Conference President Tel: 0151 529 6342 Email: Mikemcgovern54@aol.com
Professor Simon Rogers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org