Breast Cancer Now healthcare professional events, conferences and webinars

Breast Cancer Now Nursing Conference

19 June 2024, 10am to 4pm | British Medical Association (BMA) House, 1 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP

Join us for our brand-new nursing conference, the first in a new series of events for healthcare professionals. 

This one-day event is an opportunity for you to hear about some of the most exciting clinical developments in both primary and secondary breast cancer. It’s also our chance to show our support and thanks to our nursing members.

You’ll hear from expert speakers on topics such as triple negative breast cancer and invasive lobular cancer. And the breakout sessions will allow you to hear about best practice and network with your peers from across the UK. 

Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day.

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Upcoming Breast Cancer Now webinars 

Facilitated by our clinical nurse specialists, our healthcare professional webinars are designed to support your practice and development.

Sessions are free to join and run for an hour. They include expert speakers covering a range of topics on breast cancer, treatments, side effect management and new developments. 

Participation certificates for your NMC revalidation are available following each webinar.

Please note our webinars are only open to healthcare professionals in UK practice. This is because the information we share, produce and        collaborate on is all based on UK clinical practice and guidelines. 

 

Breast Reconstruction Series 

Implant based reconstruction

9 July 2024, 7pm I Online webinar

In this webinar Miss Katia Sindali from Queen Victoria NHS Trust will be presenting on implant-based reconstructions as part of our reconstruction webinar series. She will discuss the pros and cons of implant-based procedures, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of pre and sub pec implants, and also outline the clinical criteria to consider when deciding if an implant reconstruction is appropriate for your patient.

Please register on Zoom

 

Psychosocial aspects of breast reconstruction

11 Sept 2024, 7pm I Online webinar 

In this webinar, professor Diana Harcourt and professor Alex Clarke will consider the psychosocial aspects of breast reconstruction, including ways in which health professionals can support women through the decision-making period. This includes the use of PEGASUS - an intervention designed to facilitate shared decision-making by eliciting each patient’s own expectations of what she wants to achieve, setting patient-centred goals, and aiding discussion of these expectations and goals with the surgical team. They will also consider the early post-operative period and women’s experiences of seeing the results of their surgery for the first time, and how they could be supported at this particular time.

Please register on zoom 

 

Managing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer 

15 July 2024, 7pm I Online webinar 

In this webinar Dr Azmy Birdi, a GP and accredited menopause specialist (British Menopause Society & Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health), will discuss breast cancer treatments and menopausal symptoms, ways to manage menopausal symptoms after a breast cancer diagnosis including non-hormonal alternative options, the importance of communication with patients in supporting them with genitourinary symptoms such as vaginal dryness and the impact this can have on quality of life and signposting for further support.

Please register on zoom

 

Watch previous webinars 

You need to be a member of our healthcare professionals hub to watch the recordings of our previous webinars. Any HCP can sign up to be a member, just fill in our form online.

Recordings of past webinars and the resources will uploaded to the healthcare professionals hub members area around a week after the live webinar is held. You can also download a certificate of attendance and a resource sheet for each webinar in our healthcare professionals hub too.

Please email hcpengagement@breastcancernow.org if you have any questions or queries. 

 

External training and events

NHS ConfedExpo

12 – 13 June 2024 | Manchester Central

NHS ConfedExpo provides a focal point for senior leaders, clinicians, managers, and their teams to come together to share ideas and insights, discuss successes and challenges, and make valuable new connections. It aims to delve into key issues and important developments in health and care.

Visit us at the Breast Cancer Now booth (B6) to find out more about our services and healthcare professional offerings.

Register today

 

17th Annual Royal Marsden Breast Cancer Meeting: Hot Topics in Breast Cancer

4 October 2024 | Royal College of Physicians in London, London NW1 4LE

This year the meeting will have a special focus on the diagnosis and management of lobular breast cancer, lifestyle issues associated with risk of breast cancer from the Million Women Study, and the impact of exercise on breast cancer outcomes and tolerability of therapy. In addition to regular updates on what is new from recent conferences, there will be a discussion on the surgical management of the axilla in elderly patients. 

Dr Icro Meattini from Florence, Italy, is the Cridlan speaker who will discuss the interaction of radiation therapy and systemic drugs. The meeting will conclude with the popular session of selected cases for the MDT to discuss.

The meeting is open to all professionals who are involved in looking after patients with breast cancer, including clinicians and senior nurses.

Breast Cancer Now will have a stand at the event where you can find out more about the charity and how we can support you. Come and find us!

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