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

Part one: 11th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.30 | Part two: 18th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.30 Online via Zoom

This free, online, two-part event is designed for all health care professionals working in supportive roles with people with pancreatic cancer. The sessions will give you a good knowledge and understanding of the key areas of a pancreatic cancer patient’s pathway.

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What can I expect to learn?


Part one will cover:

  • An introduction to pancreatic cancer
  • The emotional impact of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis and how you can support your patients while looking after yourself
  • The importance of prehabilitation and rehabilitation
  • The treatment options for pancreatic cancer

Part two will cover:

  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Dietetic management
  • Fatigue management
  • Pain management

Who is this event series for?


All health care 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!

Part one agenda - 11th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.30


  • 09.00 – 09.10: Welcome and introduction
  • 09.10 – 09.40: Introduction to pancreatic cancer – Lynne McCallum, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 09.40 – 09.55: Interview: Personal experience of pancreatic cancer
  • 09.55 – 10.40: The emotional impact of diagnosis – Lesley Howells, Lead Psychologist, Maggie’s
  • 10.40 – 10.45: Short break
  • 10.45 – 11.05: Prehabilitation and rehabilitation – Kirsty Rowlinson-Groves, Service Manager, GM Prehab4Cancer and Recovery Programme
  • 11.05 – 11.25: Overview of the treatment options – Lynne McCallum, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • 11.25 – 11.30: Close

Part two agenda - 18th March 2021, 09.00 - 11.30


  • 09.00 – 09.10: Welcome and introduction
  • 09.10 – 09.40: Palliative and end of life care – Margred Capel, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, City Hospice Cardiff
  • 09.40 – 10.20: Dietetic management – Kerry Thompson, Specialist Community Dietitian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • 10.20 – 10.25: Short break
  • 10.25 – 10.55: Fatigue management – Agnieszka Jaworska, Palliative Care Occupational Therapist, Northwick Park Hospital
  • 10.55 – 11.25: Pain management – Richard Berman, Consultant in Supportive & Palliative Care, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • 11.25 – 11.30: Close

FAQs


What platform will these sessions be hosted on?

These events will be held on Zoom Webinar. After you book, we will send you an email with a link to join the session. 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 the sessions be recorded?

We will be recording each of the sessions. After each event, we will email all registrants with a link to the recording and presentation slides. So if you’re unable to join a live session, you will be able to catch up at a later date.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Jo Grand, Macmillan Upper GI Cancer Support Worker/Navigator at Royal Stoke University Hospital for helping us in developing the event programme.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at hpnetwork@pancreaticcancer.org.uk