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Older adults with cancer: Practical skills for healthcare professionals

Thursday 18 April 2024, 9am to 5pm BST - hybrid

This study day aims to provide clinicians with a range of skills to support older people with cancer and complex needs. It will focus on practical aspects of care and treatment, including ‘how to’ guides and case studies. Attendees should complete the study day having increased their ability to identify and manage some common issues for older people with cancer.

Audience

The study day is aimed at clinicians including junior doctors, GPs, nurses, AHPs, as well as academics, researchers, and students. The study day is primarily aimed at Christie and Greater Manchester staff, however national attendees will be welcomed.

Topics covered

Prices

All tickets (on-site and virtual) include access to the event recordings, resources and presentations for up to 6 months post-event date.

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Time Session
8.55 Registration
9.10 Welcome and Introduction
Dr Naomi Farrington, Senior adult oncology service implementation lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
9.20 Older age as a health inequality
Dr Sophie Pilleron, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Oxford Population Health
9.40 Bridging oncology and geriatrics - why and how?
Dr Fabio Gomes, Medical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
10.00 Workshop 1: How to address inappropriate polypharmacy?
Dr Cassandra Ng, Consultant Geriatrician, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Samantha Penn, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

10.45 - break

Time Session
11.00 Managing diabetes in older people with cancer
Dr Safwaan Adam, Consultant endocrinologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11.20 Frailty scores in real life
Dr Alexandra Lewis, Consultant medical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
11.40 Workshop 2: Treatment decision-making in older people with cancer (including surgery/ radiotherapy / systemic anti-cancer therapy)
Dr Anthea Cree, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

12.25 - lunch

Time Session
13.15 How to implement a frailty service with no money
Dr Vicky Lavin, Consultant clinical oncologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 
13.35 5 Assessment and management of mood in older people with cancer
TBC
13.55 Social frailty
Jeni Woods, Dementia practitioner, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
14.15 Workshop 3: How to address the risk of falls and bone health?
Dr Michelle Athwal, GP Extensivist, South Manchester Case Management / Crisis Response Team
South Manchester, Senior adult oncology service, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Clare Higham, Consultant endocrinologist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 

15.00 - break

Time Session
15.20 The problem of fatigue in older people with cancer
Helen Bowker, Senior Occupational Therapist and Trainee Advance Clinical Practitioner Urgent Community Response Team , Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
15.40 Workshop 4: Community-focused care: how to support older patients with cancer outside hospital
Aida Ward, Occupation therapist and Senior adult oncology service team lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
16.25 Closing remarks
Dr Naomi Farrington, Senior adult oncology service implementation lead, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust 

16.30 - close

Last updated: April 2024