An Introduction to Haematology Care

  • Haematopoesis and basic immunology
  • Diagnosing haematological malignancies
  • Disease group sessions - acute leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma
  • Acute toxicities
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Challenging conversations in early diagnosis
  • What happens when things go wrong?

Newly qualified health care professionals (HCPs), new to haematology or those wanting a refresher on basic knowledge. Also open to all nurses and HCPs working with haematology patients.

Time Session
08:45 Registrations
09:00 Haematopoesis and basic immunology
Dr John Chadwick, Haematology doctor, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
09:30 Diagnosing haematological malignancies
Dr Richard Chasty, Consultant in haematology oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10:00 Introduction to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)
Dr Anna Castleton, Consultant in haematology oncology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

10:30 - Break

Time Session
10:50 Introduction to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)
Dr Mike Dennis, Consultant haematologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11:20 The role of clinical trials in haematology
Eleanor Pearce, Senior clinical research nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11:50 Introduction to stem cell transplantation
Angela Leather, Transplant co-ordinator, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

12:20 - Lunch

Time Session
13:00 Introduction to CAR-T
Ruth Clout, Clinical nurse specialist haematology, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
13:30 Challenging conversations in early diagnosis
Lisa Jeffery, Transplant clinical nurse specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
14:00 Introduction to myeloma
Dr Jim Cavet, Consultant haematologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
14:30 Introduction to lymphoma 

15:00 - Break

Time Session
15:30 Managing haematology patients who are acutely unwell
Jo Jackson, Nurse specialist acute and critical care, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
15:45 Managing haematology patients with palliative and supportive care
Caroline Morris, Senior clinical nurse specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

16:15 - Close

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Last updated: February 2023