Cancer in an ageing population: presenting innovative practice

Attendees can expect an interactive, multidisciplinary and diverse programme of presentations and panels focusing on empowering teams to support older people with cancer.

This day is aimed at medics, nurses, allied health professionals (AHPs) and other stakeholders, and it will stimulate discussion, foster the sharing of ideas and ways of working, and inform practice for clinicians and researchers working in this area.

Time Session
8:55 Registrations
9:10 Chairperson’s welcome
Fabio Gomes, Medical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9:20 The Senior Adult Oncology (SAO) team at The Christie: Background
Fabio Gomes, Medical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9:35 The SAO team at The Christie: Implementation
Naomi Farrington, Implementation lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9:50 Quick Fire SAO MDT
SAO MDT, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 

10:45 - break

Time Session
11.00 Coordination of care for older adults with lung cancer in Greater Manchester: a pilot project with Tameside Virtual Ward service and the SAO service
Naomi Farrington, Implementation lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11.30 GM: Wythenshaw One Stop Lung Cancer
Cassandra Ng, Geriatrician, MFT/The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 
12.00 GM: Prehab4Cancer

12:30 - lunch

Time Session
13:15 Dementia and cancer
Lorraine Burgess, Consultant nurse, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 
13:45 The UK’s first holistic myeloma clinic
Hannah Miller, Specialist clinical pharmacist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Macclesfield)
Faye Sharpley, Consultant haematologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Macclesfield)
14:15 Integrating a personalised care model and frailty support in a radiotherapy department - The Christie at Oldham
Niamh Gascoyne, Senior therapeutic radiographer, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Oldham)

14:45 - break

Time Session
15:00 Poster abstracts
15:25 Expert panel: supporting older people with cancer in 2023 - what are the challenges and the solutions?
Chair: Fabio Gomes, Medical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Lucy Lewis, Consultant nurse, Wiltshire Health and Frailty
Jenny Welford, occupational therapy and service lead, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Darren Walsh, Senior pharmacist (Cancer Services), University Hospital Waterford
Michelle Athwal, GP extensivist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Martin Vernon, Consultant deriatrician at MRI and National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS England
Aida Ward, SAO team lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
15:55 Questions and discussion with the audience and expert 

16:25 - close

Guidance for poster submissions on the subject 'Cancer in an ageing population'

Abstracts should be saved with your full name and event as the name of the document e.g. ‘John Smith. Cancer in an Ageing Population; Abstract’ and emailed to by 5pm on Friday 10 March 2023 with the cover submission form attached. 

  • Please refer to the below submission form template when completing your abstract (250 words max)
  • Upon submission, all successful abstracts will be contacted and asked to submit an A4 PDF poster.
  • A gift voucher will be awarded to the top poster, which will be revealed live at the event. 

Due to the virtual nature of the event, posters must be saved in PDF format and submitted electronically. They will form part of an “e-gallery” for delegates to access. All posters must clearly display the applicants’ full name and a relevant contact email address to facilitate any communication after the event.


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Last updated: January 2023