Head and Neck Cancer - Surviving and Overcoming Challenges - Patient and Carers Conference
Head and Neck Cancer - Surviving and Overcoming Challenges - Patient and Carers Conference

Head and Neck Cancer - Surviving and Overcoming Challenges - Patient and Ca...

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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock

Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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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. 

Conference Programme

Conference Programme
Friday, 11th November 2016

Morning Session: 

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   

Afternoon Session:

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: chris@theswallows.org.uk

Nichola Howard, Conference Business Manager Tel: 07763 633749 Email: launcheventsnorthwest@gmail.com

Mike McGovern, Conference President Tel: 0151 529 6342 Email: Mikemcgovern54@aol.com 

Professor Simon Rogers Email: snrogers.aintree@gmail.com  

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