Representing and supporting medical oncologists in the UK
The Association of Cancer Physicians
The ACP is recognised by the Royal College of Physicians and the Department of Health as the specialty association for medical oncologists. The executive committee is made up of democratically elected clinicians representing the views and concerns of the membership. Membership of the ACP gives medical oncologists an independent voice in the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians, the Joint Collegiate Council for Oncology (JCCO) and the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC), who supervise training and accreditation.
Through this, we:
Promote the views and interests of medical oncologists to the DoH and RCP
Influence policy on consultant expansion
Develop training curricula and the upcoming specialty examination
Participate in NICE appraisal and guideline development
Encourage the development of best practice to benefit patients
Nominate members for National Clinical Excellence Awards
If you are working as a medical oncologist, or a trainee, in the UK then we would urge you to join. Details here.
The ACP Immunotherapy Conference took place on 4 December 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds. The Royal College of Physicians has awarded 5 CPD points for attendance.
Click here to view the programme. Presentations are available from:
Abstracts are invited for the ACP Immunotherapy event on 4 December 2018.
Abstracts of work investigating the optimal way to manage patients on immuno-oncology agents are invited for poster presentation. This could include national or local audits, the introduction of novel service pathways or clinical research. Abstracts of work involving preclinical research in immuno-oncology will also... Read More...
The UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS) has developed an excellent new guideline to cover the initial management of Acute Oncology emergencies including immunotherapy and chemotherapy toxicity. The ACP is pleased to endorse it and you can download it here: The Acute Oncology Initial Management Guidelines