Diary

  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: 1-day course describing the recent advances made in targeted treatments for cancer, using malignant melanoma as the primary example. Delegates will learn about the faulty genes, pathways and proteins that drive malignant melanoma and other solid tumours, and the mechanism of action of targeted treatments such as B-Raf inhibitors and MEK inhibitors. The day also includes an overview of immunotherapy approaches for cancer, including T cell-based treatments and checkpoint inhibitors.
    Level: Intermediate
    Audience: Ideal for research nurses, clinical nurse specialists, administrative staff, clinical trials coordinators
    Cost: £160
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk  or call: 020 7808 2922
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  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016

    Royal Marsden Hospital

    Description: This course describes the faulty genes, pathways and proteins that drive small cell and non-small cell lung cancer. It also explains the scientific rationale behind targeted treatments in use and in development for these diseases, such as EGFR inhibitors, ALK inhibitors, angiogenesis inhibitors and immunotherapy.
    Level: Intermediate/advanced
    Audience: Ideal for pharmacists, research nurses, pharmaceutical companies, junior doctors or anyone who has been on one of Elaine's other courses
    Cost: £150
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk or call: 020 7808 2922
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  • Tue
    24
    May
    2016

    Christie Hospital, Manchester

    Description: 1 day course providing an overview of the cellular and genetic makeup of breast cancer and explains the science behind targeted treatments in use and in development. Includes an overview of hormone treatments and chemotherapy.
    Level: Intermediate
    Audience: Ideal for research nurses, clinical nurse specialists, administrative staff, clinical trials coordinators
    To book, contact: education.events@christie.nhs.uk or call: 0161 446 3403
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  • Tue
    05
    Jul
    2016

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: 1-day course describing the cellular and genetic features of haematological cancers and targeted treatments for these cancers
    Level: Advanced
    Audience: Ideal for research nurses, pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies, junior doctors or anyone who has been on one of my other courses

    Cost: £150
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk or call: 020 7808 2922
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  • Tue
    06
    Sep
    2016
    Wed
    07
    Sep
    2016

    Christie Hospital, Manchester

    Description: This 2-day course provides a grounding in cancer biology before moving to descriptions of a wide range of targeted treatments for solid tumours. Also includes mechanisms of drug resistance and an introduction to biomarkers and personalised cancer care.
    Level: Intermediate
    Audience: Ideal for research nurses, clinical nurse specialists, administrative staff, clinical trials coordinators
    To book, contact: education.events@christie.nhs.uk
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  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    Wed
    09
    Nov
    2016

    08.15 - 09.00 Monday & Tuesday morningBT Convention Centre, Liverpool

    For those of you attending this year's NCRI conference in Liverpool, I will be running workshops on Monday and Tuesday morning to de-mystify the scientific content of each day's programme.

    My workshops are for people who plan to attend the day's lectures whilst fearing that they won’t understand the relevant scientific concepts.

    My workshops will explain words, concepts and ideas, such as:

      • Biomarkers and how they relate to personalized medicine
      • Epigenetics
      • Cancer metabolism
      • The ideas behind cancer immunotherapy
      • Genetic instability and intra-tumoural heterogeneity
      • What we mean by ‘genomics trials’

    Similar to previous years’ workshops, I will use diagrams and illustrations to provide clear, easy-to-understand explanations of complicated biological concepts.

    The workshops are geared towards non-scientists, such as doctors, nurses, trials staff and patients who’d like to get the most out of this year’s conference.

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016

    Royal Marsden Hospital, London

    Description: 1-day course covering a wide range of licensed and experimental cancer treatments, explaining their mechanism of action at a molecular and cellular level. Treatments described include: growth factor receptor inhibitors, kinase inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies, PARP inhibitors, ALK inhibitors, CDK inhibitors, immunotherapies.
    Level: Advanced
    Audience: Ideal for pharmacists, scientifically-minded nurses, pharmaceutical companies, junior doctors
    To book, contact: conferenceteam@rmh.nhs.uk
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