Supporting patients with pancreatic cancer: for health care professionals working in supportive roles

10th & 17th March 2022 via Zoom

Following the success of this event in 2021, we brought back this free, online, two-part event for 2022. Designed for all healthcare professionals working in supportive roles with people with pancreatic cancer, these sessions provided a good knowledge and understanding of the key areas of a pancreatic cancer patient’s pathway with lots of useful tips to take away. Scroll down to see the agendas for each of the sessions.

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Part one agenda - Thursday 10th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.00

  • 09.00 – 09.20: Welcome and introduction to Pancreatic Cancer UK – Sarah Bell, Head of Services, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 09.20 – 09.35: Interview: Personal experience of pancreatic cancer – Margaret (pre-recorded)
  • 09.35 – 09.55: Signs and symptoms, risk factors and diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – Lynne McCallum, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 09.55 – 10.00: Short break
  • 10.00 – 10.25: Surgery for pancreatic cancer – Phil Whelan, Macmillan CNS, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • 10.25 – 10.55: Non-surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer – Dawn Elliott, Lead UGI/CUP Clinical Nurse Specialist/Lead for UGI Cancer, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • 10.55 – 11.00: Close

Part two agenda - Thursday 17th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.30

  • 09.00 – 09.05: Welcome and introduction – Sarah Bell, Head of Services, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 09.05 – 09.50: The emotional impact of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis – Dr Helen Galliard, Clinical Psychologist, Maggie’s Forth Valley
  • 09.50 – 10.15: End of life conversations and planning – Dr Phil Wilkins, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Priscilla Bacon Lodge, Colman Hospital, Norwich
  • 10.15 – 10.20: Short break
  • 10.20 – 11.25: Supporting patients with symptoms: diet, fatigue, pain and more – Charlie Brown, HPB Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, HCA Healthcare UK
  • 11.25 – 11.30: Close

Who is this event series for?

All healthcare professionals who are responsible for supporting and co-ordinating the pathway of pancreatic cancer patients.

Your job title might be: patient navigator, support worker, patient pathway co-ordinator, MDT co-ordinator, pancreatic cancer trial co-ordinator or support & information manager / specialist / co-ordinator.

If your job title isn’t listed but the event sounds relevant for your role, please do sign up – the more the merrier!

What can I expect to learn?

Part one covered:

  • The signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
  • The risk factors of pancreatic cancer
  • How pancreatic cancer is diagnosed
  • The treatment options for pancreatic cancer

Part two covered:

  • The emotional impact of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and how you can support your patients while looking after yourself
  • Key things to remember when having end of life conversations
  • Tips on supporting your patients with symptoms from diet and pain to fatigue and nausea


What platform will this session be hosted on?

This event will be held on Zoom Webinar. After you book, you will receive an email via Zoom with the joining details. You can join on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone – any device with an internet connection.

If you don’t have access to the internet, you can also dial in from a standard telephone.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Everyone who joins the session live on the day will get access to their certificate of attendance upon filling in the feedback form. Certificates are only available to live attendees.

Will the session be recorded?

Yes – where the speakers are happy to be recorded. If speakers do not wish to be recorded, then we won’t share the recording of their presentation. After each event, we will email all registrants with a link to the presentation slides and recordings (where available). So if you’re unable to join the live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date (unless a speaker has opted out). For the best experience, we recommend joining live.

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"I have learned so much and feel more passionate now about supporting pancreatic patients and coming alongside them to provide education and emotional support despite the complexity of what they go through."

Information and Support Manager who attended the Supporting patients with pancreatic cancer events in 2021

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This two-part event was supported by