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.
ACP Trainees' Conference 2019, Renaissance Hotel, Manchester
As medical oncologists we continue to see significant and gratifying improvements in cancer treatment outcomes, and the prospect of long-term survival and cure is now a reality in many cancers. Infertility, however, after treatment remains one of most common long term consequences of cancer treatment. This study day will explore the impact of cancer treatments on both female and male fertility, with talks from our gynaecology colleagues on approaches to the management of fertility preservation and pregnancy after cancer treatment. In addition to talks by leading specialists in the field, there will be case history examples and opportunities to contribute to panel discussions.
Over the past three years the ACP has been working closely with the GMC’s Curriculum Oversight Group to develop a curriculum that meets the requirements set out by ‘Shape of Training’, while continuing to provide the best care for cancer patients.
Applications are invited for the ACP McElwain Prizes (£1,000). These annual awards were established by the friends and colleagues of Professor Tim McElwain to commemorate his extraordinary contribution to the development of Medical Oncology in the UK. They are open to trainees in Medical Oncology who are members of the Association of Cancer Physicians.
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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.
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