Mesothelioma Matters

COURSE OVERVIEW

1 day conference
23 Nov, 2017
10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am)
£100 (all reduced price places have now been sold)
St Christopher's Hospice, London
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About the course

Mesothelioma UK Pat Stone Meso SupportMesothelioma is often overlooked and misunderstood as a condition. Insight into the treatment and care that can be given is vital to ensure all patients receive an equitable and high standard of care.

This conference looks at every aspect of mesothelioma from early diagnosis, treatment, immunotherapy, symptom management, research, clinical trials and legal requirements. It will provide up to date information on the management of the disease from experts in their field.

  • What will I learn?

    • Awareness of the disease
    • Diagnosis and treatment
    • Surgical interventions
    • Immunology and managing side effects
    • Symptom management
    • Benefit entitlements
    • Clinical trials
    • First-hand accounts of caring for someone with mesothelioma.
  • Who is it for?

    The conference is for:

    • GPs
    • Nurses
    • Consultants
    • Allied health professionals
    • Commissioners of services.
  • Conference speakers

    Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust Nurse Consultant & Director of Services, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
    Dr James Spicer, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and Reader at King’s College London
    Dr Jeremy Steele, Co-Director of Bart’s Mesothelioma Research and Consultant in Medical Oncology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
    Mr Kelvin Lau, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust
    Rachel Thomas, Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer, Guy’s Hospital
    Helena Talbot-Rice, Allied Health Professional Lead and Senior Physiotherapist, St Christopher’s Hospice
    Lynn Squibb, HASAG Asbestos Disease Support
    Patricia Harding, Senior Coroner, Mid Kent & Medway, North East Kent, Central & South East Kent
    Alison Landon, Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospice
    Graham Pound, Chair, Pat Stone Meso Support.

  • Programme

     9.30  Arrive, Registration & Refreshments 
    10.00  Welcome 

    Graham Pound, Chair of the Pat Stone Meso Support Charity

    10.05  Mesothelioma Matters 

    Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Charitable Trust Nurse Consultant & Director of Services, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

    10.25  Mesothelioma in the UK 

    Dr Jeremy Steel, Co-Director of Bart’s Mesothelioma Research and Consultant in Medical Oncology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

    11.00  Break 
    11.15  Surgical interventions and Pleural Mesothelioma 

    Mr Kelvin Lau, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust

    11.45  Immunotherapy and managing the side effects 

    Rachel Thomas, Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer, Guy’s Hospital

    12.15  Symptom Management – top tips for managing Mesothelioma 

    Dr Louise Gibbs, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s – TBC

    12.45  Lunch and Networking 
    13.45  Management of breathlessness 

    Helena Talbot-Rice, Allied Health Professional Lead and Senior Physiotherapist, St Christopher’s Hospice

    14.15  Benefit entitlements and financial advice 

    Lynn Squibb, HASAG Asbestos Disease Support

    14.45  Break 
    15.00  Inquest and Mesothelioma 

    Patricia Harding, Senior Coroner, Mid Kent & Medway, North East Kent, Central & South East Kent

    15.30  Clinical Trials – an update 

    Dr James Spicer, Consultant in Medical Oncology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and Reader at King’s College London

    16.00  Final thoughts 

    Graham Pound, Chair of the Pat Stone Meso Support Charity

     

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