View the presentations from our past events by clicking the links below:

Supporting patients with pancreatic cancer | 11th & 18th March 2021 | Virtual


This free, online, two-part event was designed for all health care professionals working in supportive roles with people with pancreatic cancer. The sessions explored key areas of a pancreatic cancer patient’s pathway including: an overview of pancreatic cancer; the emotional impact of pancreatic cancer diagnosis and how you can support your patients while looking after yourself; the importance of prehabilitation and rehabilitation; treatment options; palliative and end of life care; dietetic management; fatigue management; and pain management.

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An Introduction to Pancreatic Cancer | 12th November 2020 | Virtual


This free virtual education session is aimed at all healthcare professionals with no or limited pancreatic cancer experience.

Chaired by Patient & Carer Board Member, Lesley Gooburn, in the session, we were joined by Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer, NHS and Donna Adcock, Deputy Chief Nurse, North West London University who both shared their personal experiences of pancreatic cancer. Our Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Lynne McCallum then gave an introduction to pancreatic cancer, sharing how pancreatic cancer presents, the symptoms associated with this disease and the ongoing supportive care needs of people with pancreatic cancer.

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National Study Sessions 2020 | October 2020 | Virtual


Every October we hold our National Study Day, bringing together health professionals from around the country to learn about the latest developments in pancreatic cancer.

This year, in light of everything going on, we brought everyone together at a variety of virtual sessions across the month exploring how we can improve patients’ experience through treatment, dietetic management and emotional support.

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Annual Summit 2020 | September 2020 | Virtual


In March we had to postpone our Annual Summit in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As we enter the recovery phase of the pandemic, we must not lose the amazing momentum the pancreatic cancer community has gathered to find innovative solutions to maintain treatment and care. And so we brought the Summit back in September covering the same vital topics through virtual sessions.

There were three, 2-hour sessions essential for anyone with an interest in pancreatic cancer from health professionals, researchers and policy makers to patients, carers and supporters.

  • Improving Access to Chemotherapy, 17th September 2020
  • Improving Access to Optimal Nutritional Care, 22nd September 2020
  • Improving the Pathway from Diagnosis to Treatment, 29th September 2020

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Emotional Support & Pancreatic Cancer | 2nd March 2020 | London


This was a free educational session facilitated by Counselling Psychologist, Lucy Davidson and Clinical Psychologist, Emma Porter.

Specifically designed for Clinical Nurse Specialists working with pancreatic cancer patients, this workshop offered an opportunity in an interactive and informal setting, to explore and reflect on some of the emotional challenges of pancreatic cancer. Attendees refreshed and enhanced their psychological skills, developed a better understanding of patient needs and considered the impact that this work has on them.

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Dietetic Management & Pancreatic Cancer | 9 October 2019 | Leeds


This was a free educational session about dietetic management in pancreatic cancer, run in partnership with the Dietetic team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

This event was open to all dietitians, specialists and non-specialists who are hospital or hospice based or in the community, as well as student dietitians.

Delegates learnt about the implications, consequences and nutritional management of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Introduction to pancreatic cancer – Lynne McCallum, Pancreatic Specialist Nurse (North), Pancreatic Cancer UK

Nutritional assessment & treatment in pancreatic cancer – Anna Burton, HPB Dietitian, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Managing diabetes alongside pancreatic cancer – Louise Hopewell, Diabetic Nurse Specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Pancreatic surgery, enteral tube feeding & enzymes – Kelly Wilson, Pancreatic Dietitian, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

National Study Day | 7th October 2019 | Birmingham


Our annual National Study Day brought together nurses and dietitians from around the country to learn about the latest developments in pancreatic cancer.

We explored how we can improve patients’ experience and cater to unmet needs. We discussed dietary and nutritional management, psychological support, pathways for surgical and inoperable patients, palliative care and early diagnosis. We also heard from people with personal experiences of pancreatic cancer and we heard about practical examples of good practice care in the field.

The experiences and needs of people with pancreatic cancer – Sarah Bell, Head of Services, Pancreatic Cancer UK

Dietary and nutritional management – Liz Bradley, Specialist Dietitian – Liver, HPB and NET, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Finding the hope whilst facing the reality: The psychological challenges of living with pancreatic cancer – Dr Lucy Davidson, Counselling Psychologist, HCA Healthcare UK

The vital role of cancer nurses: treating and caring for people with pancreatic cancer and their carers – Dr Karen Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer, Macmillan

The role of a support worker and navigator – Joanne Grand, Macmillan Upper GI Support Worker/Navigator, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Offering psychological support through HNA, support group and Living with Days – Steph Gooder, HPB Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Optimisation for surgery – Neil Bibby, Macmillan Senior Specialist HPB Dietitian, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Surgery for pancreatic cancer, current strategies and borderline cases – Mr Christian Macutkiewicz, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Systemic treatment options for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer – Dr Kate Young, Clinical Research Fellow and Senior Registrar, Royal Marsden Hospital

Hunts Community Cancer Network – cancer care in the community, a new approach – Andrea Cliff, Community Cancer Nurse Specialist, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Type 3c diabetes and pancreatic cancer – Tom Lander, Senior Dietitian for Upper GI Surgery, University Hospitals Bristol

PERT prescribing: a snapshot of national practice – Mr Richard Wilkin, Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Common symptoms of pancreatic cancer and advance care planning – Dr Nikki Reed, Lead Community Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Marie Curie Hospice West Midlands and University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Trust

Pain management and cross team work – a case study – Dr Margred Capel, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Clinical Director, City Hospice

Early diagnosis –  Stephen Pereira – Professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, University College London