We are proud that the Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success has Patients Included accreditation.
An accredited conference must successfully meet the five criteria listed below:
1. Patients or caregivers with experience relevant to the conference’s central theme actively participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers.
- Pancreatic Cancer UKs Patient and Carer Advisory Board are invited to feed into the theme and content of the Annual Summit.
- The Patient and Carer Advisory Board will exhibit at the Summit.
2. Patients or caregivers with experience of the issues addressed by the event participate in its delivery, and appear in its physical audience.
- The opening plenary session includes two speakers with direct personal experience of pancreatic cancer.
- A session about a research programme will include a representative from their Patient Advisory Group
- During the lunch break, Pancreatic Cancer UK will present their Star Awards. It is expected that some award recipients will have had direct, personal experience of pancreatic cancer. The judging panel for the Star Awards also includes two individuals who have personal experience of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
- The breakout session ‘Meeting the needs of pancreatic cancer patients’ will explore the findings of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s patient survey. The patient voice will be represented during the session and at the forefront of all discussion.
- The breakout session ‘Clinical trials: developments, expectations, access’ will include a patient on the panel.
- The plenary panel debate ‘The NHS Long Term Plan for Cancer: making it work for pancreatic cancer’ will include a patient on the panel.
- The Annual Summit is open to the entire pancreatic cancer community, including patients and carers, and a significant number will be in attendance.
3. Travel and accommodation expenses for patients or carers participating in the advertised programme are paid in full, in advance. Scholarships are provided by the conference organisers to allow patients or carers affected by the relevant issues to attend as delegates.
- Attendance to the Summit is free to all.
- We offer travel and accommodation bursaries to patients and carers.
4. The disability requirements of participants are accommodated. All applicable sessions, breakouts, ancillary meetings, and other programme elements are open to patient delegates.
- The Summit venue is fully accessible.
- All sessions, breakouts and social events are open to patients.
- We ask all attendees if they have any individual requirements and are committed to meeting those requirements.
5. Access for virtual participants is facilitated with free streaming video provided online wherever possible
- We will facilitate virtual attendance via social media using the hashtag #PCUKSummit2019
- Presentation slides will be shared via our website after the event and full Summit report will be available.