Unique Prostate Cancer study day to be held

Free and exclusive event for health professionals

Where: Newcastle Civic Centre

When: Tuesday 6th March 2012, 1.15pm - 7.30pm

The Prostate Cancer Charity and The British Association of Urological Nurses invite health professionals caring for men with advanced prostate cancer to a unique event in Newcastle on March 6th. At this free event delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the latest guidance and developments from experts in this rapidly changing field.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 37, 000 men are diagnosed each year, and one man dies every hour. As the incidence increases so too does the burden for health care teams, both in primary and secondary care settings.

The joint initiative, taking place during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is aimed at providing health professionals from across the NHS with a greater understanding of some of the most important issues facing men living with the most advanced stages of this disease and how to best manage its impact.

Georgia Diebel, Health Service Liaison Manager at The Prostate Cancer Charity, explains: "We are honoured to be partnering with the British Association of Urological Nurses for what promises to be an informative and thought provoking event. It is an exciting time in the management of men with advanced prostate cancer, as new emerging treatments are becoming available and potentially men can survive longer due to these treatments. We hope that through this free meeting, professionals can be given the tools and knowledge they require to deliver a first class service to men when they need it most."

Programme highlights include:

  • 'The escaping cells: devastating consequences'Philippa Aslet, Senior Urology Nurse Specialist/NMP LEAD, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • 'Hormone therapy: first line treatment'Mark Johnson Consultant Urologist, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 'Metastases & the bone environment'Lawrence Drudge Coates, Uro Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist & Hon Lecturer, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • 'Management of castrate resistant disease: after first line hormone therapy fails' Dr Rhona McMenemin, Consultant Oncologist, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Robert J Jones, Senior Lecturer and Hon Consultant in Medical Oncology Centre for Oncology, UK Beatson Laboratories, University of Glasgow and Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

An Ask the Expert panel session will also take place giving delegates an opportunity to pick the brains of the keynote speakers.

To sign up for a place or to register your interest please visit https://www.eventsforce.net/advancedprostatenewcastle

Or, if you are attending the event at Primary Care North on 25th and 26th January in Manchester, then you will have the opportunity to pick up a flier for this study day whilst you are there.