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Interventional Oncology Workshop & ACP Trainees Weekend 2021

There is no charge for ACP/ BSIR/ IOUK members to attend.

Interventional Oncology Workshop 
Friday 15 October 2021

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A workshop on Friday 15 October on Interventional Oncology is a joint interdisciplinary venture between the ACP and the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), to highlight some of the new advances in the rapidly expanding field of Interventional Oncology.  In addition to lectures by experts, there will be site specific MDTs with interactive discussions about patients’ cancer care.  We hope you will find the event highly relevant to current clinical practice in cancer management.

Venue: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel





Friday 15 October 2021

0830 Registration with tea & coffee  
0900  Welcome and introduction - Tze Min Wah  
0910 Introduction for The Ken Bagshawe Lecture - Alison Young
Session 1
The Ken Bagshawe Lecture:
Interventional Oncology- 4th pillar of cancer care and its role with Immuno-oncology 
Afshin Gangi
1000 Session 2
MDT: Renal Cancer - Chair: Guy Hickson
Case presentation: Alistair McLaren and Amy Greenwood
Expert Panel: Philip Haslam, Vincent Khoo, Sean O’Cathail, Nicholas Railton, Maxine Tran
1100 TEA & COFFEE  
1130 Session 3
MDT: Treatment of Oligometastatic Disease/Lung/Bone - Chair: Sean O’Cathail Case presentation: Sonam Ansel and Andrew Viggars
Expert panel: Steve Bandula, Nimit Goyal, Peter Kennedy, Rebecca Muirhead, Christian Ottensmeier
1230 LUNCH  
1345 Introduction for The Robert Bardsley Lecture - Philip Haslam, Vice President BSIR
The Robert Bardsley Lecture:
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy- the time is now? 
Nick Van As
1430 Session 4
MDT: Liver Cancer - Chair: Dhakshina Vijayanand
Case presentation: Ashley Thorpe and Dharmadev Trivedi
Expert panel: David Kay, Nagappan Kumar, Rebecca Murihead, Adel Samson, Shishir Shetty
1530 Session 5
MDT: Pancreatic Cancer - Chair: Pavan Najran
Case presentation: Ben Pickwell-Smith and Ibrahim Rajput
Expert panel: Ali Arshad, James Good, Adel Samson, Tze Min Wah
1630 Closing Session Alison Young  
1645 Meeting Close & Refreshments  


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ACP Trainees Weekend 2021
Saturday 16 October - Sunday 17 October 2021

The workshop is followed by the annual ACP trainees’ weekend, unfortunately cancelled in 2020.  It is an opportunity for medical oncology trainees from around the UK to meet and is the only trainee-dedicated event of its kind.  We are really pleased to be able to hold this event in a face-to-face format.  The educational content includes focussed sessions on geriatric oncology and cancer survivorship, in addition to a well needed session on wellbeing and resilience.  With educational opportunities heavily impacted by COVID-19, we hope that many trainees are able to join this event, and we particularly welcome the new trainees just embarking on their medical oncology training.


Saturday 16 October 2021

0915 - 0950 Registration with coffee  
0950 - 1000 Welcome and introduction
Dr Daniel Hughes, Dr Alison Berner
1000 - 1030 An introduction to OncoGeriatrics
Dr Nicolo Battisti, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and President-Elect SIOG
1030 - 1100 Frailty assessment and oncology treatment in older adults with cancer
Dr Fabio Gomes, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
1100 – 1120 COFFEE  
1120 - 1230 Workshop 1: Your Personal Wellbeing – Some Practical Tips
Dr Claire Hardy, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University
Workshop 2: Optimisation of the older patient with cancer. An MDT approach
Dr Nicolo Battisti, Dr Fabio Gomes, Jennie Blake and Jenna Morgan
1230 – 1330 NETWORKING LUNCH  
1330 - 1355 Surgical oncology in older adults
Dr Jenna Morgan, Sheffield
1355 - 1440 Research presentations and awards
McElwain Prize Presentations (Clinical + Translational)
James Clark – (Clinical) & Sophia Wong (Translational)
ACP President’s Award presentation
Carina Owen
1440 - 1500 COFFEE  
1500 - 1545 Medical Oncology SCE review
Dr Daniel Hughes, Dr Anna Olsson-Brown
1545 - 1630 Training updates:
- Medical oncology curriculum 2021
- Closer working update
- Other matters
ACP trainees’ committee, Dr Jackie Newby
1830 - 1930 Drinks Reception (Duchess Suite)  
1930 - 0000 Dinner & Dance (Ballroom Suite)
After-dinner speaker: Professor Jane Maher & Award Presentations

Sunday 17 October 2021

0930 - 1000 Registration with coffee  
1000 - 1030 Cancer survivorship
Prof Jane Maher
1030 - 1100 Survivorship for a TYA population
Dr Lucy Gossage
1120 - 1150 Cardio-oncology: an overview and implications for survivorship
Dr Charlotte Manisty, Bart’s Heart Centre and UCL
1150 - 1215 Diabetes management in patients on SACT: national guidelines
Dr Nalinie Joharatnam-Hogan, SpR Medical Oncology, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK Chemotherapy Board
1215 - 1230 Close of session. Summary and feedback.
1230 LUNCH  




Venue & Accommodation

The Workshop and Trainees Weekend will take place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel.

Complimentary Friday and Saturday night accommodation is offered to trainees and can be booked via the registration site.

If you wish to stay additional nights at the conference hotel, please click here to book directly.