Cancer Services Open Day 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Supporting people to live with and beyond cancer diagnosis and treatment is the focus of North Bristol NHS Trust's annual Cancer Services Open Day.
The Open Day takes place on Thursday, October 22, at the Centre for Medical Education at Southmead Hospital.
The free event, which runs from 10am-4pm, is open to everyone with an interest in cancer - including patients, carers and medical professionals.
There will be a wide range of speakers throughout the day who will talk about the latest research developments into cancer, patients' real life experiences and the challenges for delivering cancer care in the future.
Other topics to be covered include presentations on supporting people to live with and beyond cancer or cancer survivorship, from a national and local perspective
Marika Hills, North Bristol NHS Trust's Assistant Lead Cancer Nurse, said: "This is the sixth annual Cancer Services Open Day organised by North Bristol and every year the event has gone from strength to strength.
"Presentations from speakers throughout the day regarding developments in the field of cancer care will be of interest to professionals, patients and carers.
"There will also be information stands manned by clinical nurse specialists from cancer teams such as breast care, upper gastro-intestinal, urology, head and neck, palliative care, haematology, neurology, lung, colorectal, and cancer clinical trials."

In addition, representatives from charitable, self help and other cancer groups will have display stands - these include St Peter's Hospice, Oncology Information and Support Centre, Hammer out, GOSH, Prospect and the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services User Group.
There is no requirement to book a place, and refreshments and lunch will be provided.
For more information about the event contact Marika Hills on Tel: 0117 9505050 Ext. 2125 or Gail Kemp on Tel: 0117 9595210. Alternatively email marika.hills@nbt.nhs.uk or gail.kemp@nbt.nhs.uk