This will be the fifth annual Oncology Update to be held in Oxford.
The specialties of Oncology and Haematology are changing at pace. Keeping up to date with advances enables better care of our patients and their families. The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge on particular tumour sites on a rolling programme every three years.
This study day is for doctors and nurses, general practitioners, and pharmacists caring for people with cancer.
I look forward to welcoming you to this exciting and informative day.
Location: Churchill Hospital
Educational Credits: Attracted 5 CPD points in 2018
Sobell House Study Centre
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The day will be facilitated by:
Dr Mary Miller
Consultant in Palliative Medicine (1997 – now)
Lead for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust EOLC project ‘Improving care of the Dying’
Mary qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988. Mary trained and worked in palliative medicine in Ireland, Sweden and the UK before starting as a consultant in palliative medicine in Oxford in 1998.
Mary has a strong interest in education; she completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University 2005, was Training Programme Director and Regional Specialty Advisor (2002 – 2008) and has led the Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management since 2005. Since the inception of OxCERPC in 2017, Mary and the team are focusing on building an exciting portfolio of courses, building research readiness and reaching out to practitioners across the globe.
Mary was Clinical Lead at Sobell House between 2009 and 2016. Mary now leads the end of life care project across OUH. This Quality Improvement project is the largest in her portfolio of QIPs.
09:00 Registration opens: tea and coffee available
09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:45 Importance of clinical trials and understand the care of patients enrolled in trials Simon Lord
10:45 Management of myeloma Mark Offer
11:45 Tea and Coffee
12:00 Management of thyroid cancer - progress, hopes, challenges Radu Mihai
14.00 Changes in management of gynaecological cancer Katie Herbert
15:00 Tea and Coffee
15:15 Management of prostate cancer Andrew Protheroe
16:15 Evaluation and final thoughts Mary Miller
16.30 End of day
Following the study day participants will:
- Have gained a deeper understanding of the current management of the tumour sites considered
- Be able to use the knowledge gained to help with the management of patients, being better able to answer any queries
- Be able to use new knowledge to aid in prognostication
- Have had an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speakers to enable the translation of knowledge into practice