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Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success

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Thursday 14th March 2019, London

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success is an essential event for anyone with an interest in pancreatic cancer. We welcome health professionals, researchers, policy makers, charities, patients, carers and our supporters to join together to share, learn, network and collaborate.

We know that pancreatic cancer is the toughest cancer to diagnose, treat and survive. 1 in 4 people won’t survive a month, and 3 in 4 won’t survive a year. This is unacceptable and it is up to us, the pancreatic cancer community, to act. It is vital that we accelerate success in the diagnosis, treatment and care of pancreatic cancer.

Accelerating Success will focus on recent significant developments in diagnosis, treatment and research. Through plenary keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions, the programme will enable you to share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others, to inspire thinking on how we, as a community, can unite to give people affected by this tough cancer the fair chance of surviving that they deserve.

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  • Professor Steve Pereira, Professor of Hepatology & Gastroenterology, University College London

    Dr Hanneke Wilmink, Medical Oncologist, Cancer Centre Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC

    Professor Andrew Biankin, Professor of Surgery, University of Glasgow and Director, Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre

    Dr Ganesh Radhakrishna, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, The Christie Foundation NHS Trust

    Professor Paula Ghaneh, Professor of Surgery, Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, University of Liverpool

    David Fitzgerald, Programme Director for the NHS Cancer Programme, NHS England

    Nic Dakin MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer

    Dr Andrew Millar, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

    Professor Sean Duffy, Clinical Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance

    Mr Declan Dunne, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals

  • Delegates will be invited to choose to attend one of the following breakout sessions:

    Meeting the needs of pancreatic cancer patients

    Pancreatic Cancer UK’s recent patient survey highlighted the need for the provision of greater psychological support and a holistic approach when caring for patients and their families. Information provision and access to specialist dietetic support were also key themes within the results. This session will provide you with an overview of the findings from this national survey and allow the opportunity to discuss the best solutions to meeting these needs with an expert panel.

    Chaired by Anna Jewell, Director of Operations, Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Professor Eila Watson, Professor of Supportive Cancer Care, Oxford Brookes University

    Saira Chowdhury, Senior Specialist Upper GI Oncology Dietitian, Guy's Hospital

    A representative from Maggie’s Centres

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, to be confirmed

    Clinical trials: developments, expectations and access

    Whether designing them, delivering them or participating in them, clinical studies and the new treatments they deliver, benefit us all. But they are not without their challenges; this is especially the case in the context of pancreatic cancer. Join our panel of experts who will discuss current and forthcoming studies and contribute to a discussion on how the pancreatic cancer community can help ensure that clinical trials are more accessible and successful in years ahead.

    Chaired by Chris Macdonald, Head of Research, Pancreatic Cancer UK

    Professor Brian Davidson, Professor of Surgery, UCL

    Dr Bristi Basu, Academic Consultant in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics, University of Cambridge

    David Chang, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre PRECISION-Panc

    Patient representative to be confirmed

    Optimising the treatment pathway

    Optimal treatment pathways are currently a focus of the NHS National Cancer Programme. Using examples of current best practice, and learning from the redesign and implementation of optimal treatment pathways for other cancers, this session will bring together experts in the field to explore the benefits of a holistic and integrated approach to ensure that pancreatic cancer patients eligible for surgery are fit and well to be treated, and have the best chance to live longer.

    Chaired by Mr Keith Roberts, Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

    One-stop clinic for pancreatic cancer in Royal Free London
    Mr Giuseppe Kito Fusai, HPB Consultant Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

    Prehabilitation and enhanced recovery in pancreatic cancer surgery
    Neil Bibby, Macmillan Senior Specialist HPB Dietitian, Manchester Royal Infirmary

    Pancreatic Enhanced Recovery Unit (PERU) and adjuvant chemotherapy outcomes in Liverpool
    Declan Dunne, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital

    Implementation of pathway redesign for fast-track surgery and enhanced recovery
    Hilary Brown, Senior Fellow, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham

    National optimum for lung cancer (curative intent management pathway)
    Professor David Baldwin, Chair of the Clinical Expert Group for Lung Cancer and Clinical Director for Lung Cancer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

The Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success is not to be missed.  Join us to accelerate success in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer, and the care of those affected. It’s free to attend, you just need to register to reserve your place.

We regret we have had to close registrations for the Annual Summit 2019: Accelerating Success because it is now FULL.

However, you may wish to register to join the WAIT LIST as we do receive cancellations.  If a place becomes available we will be in contact.

If you are registering because you are attending as a sponsor, exhibitor or speaker, please email summit@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

See previous Annual Summits here

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