The Greater Manchester Cancer Conference 2024

Agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday 14th May 2024

Theme: Empowerment in Practice: Communities, Professionals and Researchers

Column 1 Column 2
08:30 – 09:15 Delegate registration
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome and Housekeeping
Steve Bland and Greater Manchester Voices Community Representative
09:25 – 09:35 Morning revive and stretch session

Prehab4Cancer team plus special guest

09:35 – 10:30 Keynote One: Empowering our system through collaboration

Chair: Miss Susi Penney and Greater Manchester Cancer Voices Representative

The National Picture Dame Cally Palmer

GM Overview and Performance Lisa Galligan-Dawson & Freya Driver

Backdrop for Workforce and Education Suzanne Lilley

How we link with the ICB Rob Bellingham

Successes in Cancer Team Science Professor Rob Bristow

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 12:10 Keynote Two: Empowering our communities through innovation

Chair: Ali Jones

This Van Can Mr Sotonye Tolofari
The VCSE Sector Kirsty Rowlinson Groves
Genomics Dr Natalie Cook
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in Young Women Dr Sacha Howell

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch

An optional stretch session with the Prehab4Cancer team will also take place in the main auditorium during the lunch session

13:10 – 14:00 Breakout sessions

Delegates have been assigned to a breakout based on selection upon registration

Option 1: Patient and Carer Education: Empowering the workforce through a different perspective

Chair: David Ross
Naomi Roussak, Dr Farida Anderson, Ceinwen Giles and Hannah Worsley

Option 2: Cancer Research Development

Option 3: GPs with Extended Role in Cancer

Option 4: Achieving an Earlier Diagnosis in Symptomatic Lung Cancer, Astrazeneca. This is a sponsored session and is only open to healthcare professionals

Chair: Prof Matt Evison, Consultant Resp Physician MFT

Dr Rehan Naseer, Consultant Respiratory Physician – NCA (Bury)  – The Greater Manchester Self-Referral Chest Xray Service

Dr Bobby Bhartia, Consultant in Thoracic & Oncological Radiology – University Hospital Leeds – Leeds Self-Referral Chest Xray Service

Dr Emma O’Dowd, Consultant Respiratory Physician – University Hospital Nottingham FT – The Nottingham Lung Cancer Concern Hotline Service

Q&A – the above personnel will be joined by Vicky Heaton Head of Franchise – Lung Oncology AstraZeneca

14.00 – 14.20 Refreshments
14.20 – 15.30 Keynote Three: Empowering our people through education

Chair: Dr Manisha Kumar

Greater Manchester Cancer Academy Molly Pipping

Primary Care Education Dr Sarah Taylor

Public and Patient Education Anna Perkins

How Greater Manchester can be a global player in improving cancer outcomes Professor Richard Cowan 

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

15.30 – 16.15 Keynote Four: Doing it for Laura

Chair: Hanna Simpson
Nicola Nuttall
Michaele Griffin

This session will feature Nicola Nuttall, mother of Laura Nuttall who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma in 2018. Hear the story of Laura’s infamous ‘bucket list’, including her meeting with Michelle Obama and presenting the BBC weather before her death in 2022.

16:15 – 16:20 Thank you and close of day one

DAY 2: Wednesday 15th May 2024

Theme: Empowerment in Practice: Communities, Professionals and Researchers

Column 1 Column 2
08:30 – 09:15 Delegate registration
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome and Housekeeping

Steve Bland and Greater Manchester Voices Community Representative

Morning mindfulness with the Prehab4Cancer team

09:25 – 10:35 Keynote One: Empowering our system through digital transformation

Chair: Dr Matt Evison

Workforce Digitisation Alistair Reid-Pearson and Amy Vercell

ePROMS and Rapid Radiotherapy Professor Corinne Faivre-Finn & Gareth Price

Healthbot & AI CXR reporting Dr Rhidian Bramley

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

10:35 – 10:40 Video message: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
10:40 – 11:10 Refreshments
11:10 – 11:30 Awards roundup and poster prize presentation   

Associate Medical Director Miss Susannah Penney showcases the winners from Tuesday night’s Greater Manchester Cancer Awards ceremony. Winners of the poster prize competition will also be announced.

11:30 – 12:40 Keynote Two: Empowering people to live well

Chair: Miss Clare Garnsey

Breast Screening after Radiotherapy Dataset (BARD) – optimising the outcomes of women at high risk of breast cancer following treatment for a first cancer Professor John Radford

Let’s talk about hormones: Supporting patients on endocrine therapy Dr Anne Armstrong

Live Well with Cancer Programme Michelle Leach

Late Effects To be confirmed

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 14:40 Breakout sessions

Delegates have been assigned to a breakout based on selection upon registration

Option 1: The CASCADE Project: An interactive workshop showcasing the pilot findings and exploring next steps for a novel acute oncology education package

Chair: Dr Verna Lavender
Gina Madera, Alison Doyle, Melanie Cunningham, Sara Harris

Option 2: How to improve the outcomes for older patients with frailty and cancer in Greater Manchester

Chair: Dr Fabio Gomes
Aida Ward and Dr Claire Higham

Option 3: Innovation in Early Diagnosis – Supporting Greater Manchester Healthcare, Research, and VCSE Organisations to Improve Early Diagnosis Outcomes

Chair: Ali Jones
Dr Haval Balata, Adrian Smith, Dr Janine Owens, Dr Jennifer Davies-Oliveira

Option 4: Novartis and GM Cancer – a blueprint for future collaborations

Chair: Pat Manoharan
Claire O’Rourke, Claire Goldrick, Marie-Andrée Gamache

This is a sponsored session and is only open to healthcare professionals

14:40 – 15:00 Refreshments
15:00 – 15:15 Manchester Wellbeing Cancer Choir

Enjoy a performance from the Manchester Wellbeing Cancer Choir, a choir of singers from the cancer community.

15:15 – 16:15 Keynote Four: Empowerment panel     

This final keynote will hear from a combination of people affected by cancer and healthcare staff that have used their own experience and knowledge of the cancer system to set up their own organisations in order to support other patients.

Chair: Claire O’Rourke

Dr Lucy Gossage, Jo Taylor, Marcella Turner and Stewart O’Callaghan

16:15 – 16:20 Final comments, thank you and close

Professor Dave Shackley and Claire O’Rourke