Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) Study Day

  • Overview
  • Red flags
  • Radiology
  • Treatment decisions
  • Aspects of rehabilitation— occupational therapy/physiotherapy
  • Patient perspective
  • Bladder and bowel movement

Health professionals in all settings where patients with MSCC may present.

This includes doctors at all levels (GPs, consultants, registrars, junior doctors), radiologists, AHPs and nurses.

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) Study Day - Wednesday 16 November 2022

Time

Title of talk

9.00

Registration

9.15

Welcome and introduction—Vivek Misra, consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

9.20

Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Overview - Vivek Misra, consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

09.40

When back pain is not back pain? Red Flags for MSCC – Dr Susan Greenhalgh OBE, consultant physiotherapist, Orthopaedic Interface Service, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University

10.25: Break 

Time

Title of talk

10:35

Radiology, Imaging in Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression – Rohit Kochar, consultant radiologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

11:20

Treatment decisions – Case based approach to patient triage – Dr Claire Arthur, consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Anant Tambe, consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

12.20: Lunch 

Time

Title of talk

12:50

Afternoon welcome by Chair – Dr Claire Arthur, consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

12:55

Patient experience of MSCC

13.15

Bladder and bowel management in patients with spinal cord compression: How can we improve this aspect of care? – Carol Adcock, SIA SCI Specialist Nurse North West Region, Spinal Injuries Association

14:00: Break 

Time

Title of talk

14.10

Rehabilitation for MSCC patients
The role of the OT in palliative rehabilitation and psychological aspects of MSCC
Laura Richards, team leader and specialist occupational therapist, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy: Rebecca Twigden, SCI Physiotherapist, SCI Outreach Team, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Rhiannon Sears, SCI Physiotherapist, SCI Outreach Team, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

15.25

Management of MSCC for patients with multiple myeloma – Mr Sean Molloy, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, Stanmore

16:20: Close

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Last updated: August 2022