Supporting your patients with pancreatic cancer

16th & 23rd May 2023, Virtual via Zoom

This two-part event is 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.

Part one on 16th May, 09.30am – 12.15pm | Supporting your patients from diagnosis to treatment

Part two on 23rd May, 09.30am – 12.30pm | Supporting your patients from symptoms to support

View the slides & recordings of both sessions

Find the agenda and what you can expect to get from each session in the drop downs below.

Part one: Supporting your patients from diagnosis to treatment

Tuesday 16th May 2023, 09.30am – 12.15pm

  • 09.30 – 09.40: Welcome, introduction to PCUK and the services we offer 
  • 09.40 – 10.00: Introduction to pancreatic cancer, presentations, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Staging – Tracey Buckley, PCUK Specialist Nurse
  • 10.00 – 10.30: The Evolution of the Cancer Support Worker – Sharon Rowe, Workforce Transformation and Education Lead, Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance
  • 10.30 – 11.00: The process and role of the specialist MDT – Phil Whelan, Pancreatic Nurse Consultant, Liverpool University Hospital
  • 11.00 – 11.10: Break
  • 11.10 – 11.35: Treatment options: Surgical – Lisa Woodrow, PCUK Specialist Nurse
  • 11.35 – 12.00: Treatment options: Non-Surgical – Lynne McCallum, PCUK Specialist Nurse
  • 12.00 – 12.10: Questions
  • 12.10 – 12.15: Close

Part two: Supporting your patients from symptoms to support

Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 09.30am – 12.30pm

  • 09.30 – 09.35: Welcome
  • 09.35 – 10.05: What support can look like – Rosie Forrest, UGI CNS, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & Jane Holt, Cancer Support Worker, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 10.05 – 10.15: Questions
  • 10.15 – 10.40: Supporting your patients with: Diet and Nutrition – Anna Burton, Senior Specialist Surgical Pancreatic Dietitian, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 10.40 – 10.50: Questions
  • 10.50 – 11.00: Break
  • 11.00 – 11.30: Supporting your patients with: Pain, Fatigue and Jaundice – Sinead Benson,Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • 11.30 – 11.40: Questions
  • 11.40 – 12.10: Supporting your patients with: Palliative Care – Mary Jane Parker, Counselling Psychologist, Maggie’s Newcastle
  • 12.10 – 12.20: Questions
  • 12.20 – 12.30: Summary and close

Who are these sessions for?

This session is suitable for all health professionals who are responsible for supporting and coordinating a patient’s pathway i.e. patient navigators, support workers, patient pathway coordinators and support & information managers/specialists/coordinators.


What platform will this session be hosted on?

This event will be held on Zoom. 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. After the event, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join the live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date. For the best experience, we recommend joining live.

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