Online Programme 2020


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09:00 - 10:00

Registration, networking and refreshments

09:45 - 10:00

Chair’s opening remarks

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote presentation: National update: How we are progressing on commitments one year on from the long term plan

  • Find out how we have progressed since January 2019 and what the next steps are
  • Understand the structural and system changes, such as Primary Care Networks, and their potential for impact on patient outcomes
  • Gain clarity on the role of the Cancer Alliances in driving local momentum for change

10:30 - 11:05

Panel discussion: Preventing cancer: the role of public health messaging

  • Consider the current challenges and opportunities in educating the public, professionals and politicians
  • Understand the impact Primary Care Networks can have on prevention
  • Consider the learning from public health campaigns on smoking and the transferable learning for the next preventable cause of cancer - obesity

11:05 – 11:20

Morning refreshments and networking

11:20 – 12:05

Interactive Discussion Groups

Join these focused small group discussions to share experiences with colleagues, learn from each other and get your pressing questions answered. With the number of participants per table limited, make sure you sign up early to ensure your place at your two preferred tables

Pooling resources via regional networking Improving performance against cancer standards
Commissioning novel cancer drugs Funding innovative work
Supporting people living with and beyond cancer Ensuring patient centred outcomes
Dealing with the complexity of clinical trials Managing the workforce shortage

12:05 – 13:05

Lunch and networking

Breakout sessions

The following sessions give you the opportunity to go into more detail on key topics with presentations and discussions from experts and trailblazers. ‘Solution’ sessions take a closer look at current challenges and the practical strategies for addressing them. ‘Opportunity’ sessions take a forward-look at some of the most exciting innovations and ground-breaking work.

13:05 – 13:45

Solutions: Practical strategies for doing the best with the capacity and workforce we have

  • Find out about some of the innovative ways others are tackling staff shortages
  • Learn about the potential for AI in supporting the workforce
  • Discover how regional collaboration can impact both workforce and capacity

Opportunities: Ensuring the availability of data to identify new and effective treatments

  • Discover the huge opportunities for identifying new and effective treatments with big data
  • Hear about specific projects using patient data to move forward
  • Understand the concerns that exist and how to allay them

13:45 – 13:50

Five-minute changeover

13:50 – 14:30

Solutions: How to improve pathways to ensure they are best for the patient

  • Discuss how we ensure the most appropriate pathways are in place for patients
  • Learn how GIRFT methodology can be used to improve pathways
  • How to implement the methodology on a regional level

Solutions: Understanding the impact of multidisciplinary team meetings reform

  • Understand the national guidance on improving the effectiveness of MDTMs
  • Discuss the impact the reform will have on efficiency and effectiveness of both the meetings and the wider workforce
  • Learn how to achieve the full benefits of streamlining MDTMs

14:30 – 14:35

Five-minute changeover

14:35 – 15:15

Opportunities: What the future holds for cancer treatments

  • Learn about innovative, new and future cancer treatments from those creating and commissioning them
  • Understand what you need to do now, in order to ensure you are ready for future treatments
  • Discuss how to reduce variations in access to the most effective treatments

Opportunities: Rapid Diagnostic Centres: The radical shake up needed to transform early diagnosis?

  • Understand the latest national and regional work on rapid diagnostic centres
  • Hear quick fire presentations from trailblazers who have gone beyond the original brief
  • Learn how to establish the best model of RDC for your area

Three quick fire presentations from example RDCs

15:15 – 15:45

Afternoon refreshments and networking

15:45 – 16:15

Keynote presentation: Ensuring patient-centred outcomes

  • Understand a patient’s perspective on living with and beyond cancer
  • Think about what is most important for patients, and how that should be built into everything that you do
  • What practical steps can you take to ensure a patient focused approach
16:15 – 17:00

Panel discussion: Horizon-scanning: What the next 12 months will hold

  • Understand what national work will be undertaken over the next year to work towards the long term plan commitments
  • Clarify how this translates into your work locally
  • Learn about the support and solutions available to enable your plans to progress

17:00 – 18:00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by networking reception

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