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OcuMel UK Annual Conference 2017

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Holiday Inn South

500 Basingstoke Road

Reading

RG2 0SL

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The OcuMel UK conference takes place annually in September, and involves experts in all aspects of ocular melanoma. The day is aimed at patients and caregivers, but medical professionals often find the event useful and are very welcome to take part. We build in plenty of time for socialising and networking, including morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and an hour for lunch.

Speakers to date include:

• Dr Neil Steven, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University of Birmingham
• Prof. Christian Ottensmeier, Consultant Medical Oncologist and Dr Brian Steadman, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, University Hospitals Southampton
• Prof Sarah Coupland, Director of NWCR Centre - University of Liverpool
• Dr Paul Nathan, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

We know many of our members are looking forward to meeting up with friends they have met online, perhaps for the first time, and to meet new contacts.

Content

We are awaiting confirmation for speakers in medical oncology, research and patient participation. We will also be holding our popular patient panel, where patients tell their treatment stories. We will update the speaker information as they are confirmed.

Cost

Attendance at the event, including refreshments, is completely free for members of OcuMel UK. Membership is free and you can sign up here. In addition, OcuMel UK has funding for members to cover travel for those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend, and for travel and accomodation for those coming a distance who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please call Jo Gumbs to discuss your requirements on or email her via Jo@ocumeluk.org.

Getting there

By Train

The nearest station is the mainline Reading station. The Emerald No. 6 bus goes from Reading Station and stops outside the hotel, or you can get a taxi for around £8.00.

By Air

The nearest airport is London Heathrow. Railair.com offer a coach service to Reading station.

Accomodation

OcuMel UK are arranging for rooms to be reserved the night before. Please call them direct on 01189 870482 and let them know that you are with our party. Please do not call them if you need funding for the room, as those need to be booked seperately through Jo Gumbs. You can call her on 01753 357771, or email her via Jo@ocumeluk.org.

Additional Information

OcuMel UK are keen to link up with other patient organisations as we recognise the need for collaborative working, given the rarity of the cancer. We are eager to make contact with patient advocates from other European countries, to encourage and support them with starting their own organisations. Please contact us to discuss this further or if you have any questions. We hope to see you there.


The OcuMel UK Conference Team

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