Geriatric Oncology: Why Older Patients Need a Special Approach

Friday 23rd March 2018

This event will raise awareness of geriatric oncology conditions and treatment options and develop a forum for multi professional groups to discuss and share knowledge and best practice. Attendees will feel more confident in assessing older patients and understand how co-morbidities may impact on cancer treatment

CPD applied for via Royal College of Physicians

Guest Speakers

Martin Vernon - National Clinical Director for Older People, NHS England

June Davies - National Cancer Rehabilitation Lead, Macmillan Cancer Support

Fees

£90 General Admission

£80 Early Bird (Before 12 Feb)

£60 Christie Staff

Intended Audience

Medical, clinical and surgical oncologists, geriatricians, specialist nurses, GPs, allied health professionals, community hospital teams and junior doctors (foundation, core and specialist trainees)

Delivery

This teaching will be delivered through a varied programmed of speaker presentations in the morning. An interactive MDT will take place after lunch and participative workshops will follow.


The day will provide the opportunity to meet all members of the multi-disciplinary team with the aim of building a support network to further improve patient care for the elderly patient.

Topics

  • Treatment options
  • Frailty
  • Long term complications & recurrence
  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Dementia
  • Patient centred research
  • Ageing demographic of patients

Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor this event, please email  victoria.taylor2@christie.nhs.uk for further information

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