This event is of value to professionals and public seeking to help eliminate breast cancer. CPD accreditation sought for medical professionals.
Pink Ribbon’s 2nd breast cancer forum, 24 September 2015, London
(also supporting the national hereditary breast cancer helpline)
24 September 2015, Mt Vernon Room, Westbury Hotel, Conduit Street, London. 10-5
Chair: Chris Twelves, pharmacology & oncology professor, Leeds Cancer Research UK clinical centre
10 Welcome. Gerard Dugdill, coordinator/publisher, Pink Ribbon, followed by chair
Challenges, concepts & causes
10.05 Keynote 1: Jane Allberry, deputy director, NHS clinical services. Current government priorities on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
10.30 Keynote 2: Aleksandra Filopovic, clinical fellow in medical oncology, Imperial College, London. Cancer, where we’ve been, where we are, where we’re going?
10.55 Focus on genetic causes – do we know as much as we should? Deborah Ruddy, consultant clinical geneticist, Guys & St Thomas
Treatment industry – screening & surgery
Session chair, Ash Subramanian, breast care consultant, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
11.40 The role of nurses and the importance of patient education.
Maria Noblet, nurse consultant and chair of royal college of nursing cancer nursing forum
12.00 The future of clinical management – Mark Kissin, consultant breast and melanoma surgeon (BMI Healthcare)
12.15 The patient perspective. Patient representative & campaigner Sarah Cretch
12.30 Surgery – reconstruction options and advice. Mark Ho-Asjoe, consultant plastic surgeon, St Thomas hospital
2 Word from the charity. Becky Measures, national hereditary breast cancer helpline
Treatment continued: the Pink Ribbon drugs discussion
2.15 Are drugs the key pathway to a cure? Do we need additional new approaches to tackling the disease?
Pharmacological perspective – Dr Jacintha Sivarajah, head of medical affairs, association of the British pharmaceutical industry
Breast cancer modelling perspective – Michael Baum, professor emeritus of surgery & visiting professor of medical humanities, University college London
Geneticist perspective – Deborah Ruddy (as above)
Integrated medicine perspective – Dr Damien Downing, president, British society for ecological medicine
(Also contributions from the floor + straw poll)
3.40 Breast care in the light of the challenges facing the NHS & privatisation PR campaigner Alan Taman
4 Coping with cancer from a partner’s point of view & announcing the Pink Ribbon anthology (Paul Roberts, author Make it Happen*)
4.20 Q&As and concluding remarks
* Copies will be on sale, price £10. All proceeds to the charity
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