We teamed up with the HPB team at Derriford Hospital to deliver this free, online event designed for all healthcare professionals working with pancreatic cancer patients in the South West. The session explored key areas of a pancreatic cancer patient’s pathway from diagnosis and treatment to nutritional management and palliative care.

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14.00 – 14.10: Welcome and introduction

Somaiah Aroori, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Derriford Hospital

14.10 – 14.25: Pancreatic Cancer UK: support for you and your patients

Tracey Buckley, Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Nurse, Pancreatic Cancer UK

14.25 – 14.40: My experience of pancreatic cancer

Yvonne Carse and Claire Goulding, HPB Cancer Nurse Specialist, Derriford Hospital

14.40 – 15.00: Etiology, risk factors, investigation and diagnosis

Somaiah Aroori, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Chris Briggs, Consultant HPB Surgeon and Mark Puckett, Consultant GI Radiologist, Derriford Hospital

15.00 – 15.20: Surgery for pancreatic cancer

Aditya Kanwar, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Derriford Hospital

15.20 – 15.40: Non-surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer

Dr Dominique Parslow, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Derriford Hospital 15.40 – 15.50: Short break

15.50 – 16.10: Prehabilitation

Dr Helen Anderson, Consultant Anaesthetist and Claire Goulding, HPB Cancer Nurse Specialist, Derriford Hospital

16.10 – 16.30: Palliative and end of life care

Martin Thomas, Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, Derriford Hospital

16.30 – 16.55: Nutritional management

Tom Russell, Research Fellow and Claire Davis, Specialist HPB Dietitian, Derriford Hospital

16.55 – 17.00: Close

Somaiah Aroori, Consultant HPB Surgeon, Derriford Hospital

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PERT Hub for health professionals

Visit our new hub for resources on pancreatic cancer and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT), including our short online course endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and guides for health professionals and patients.

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