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21 Sep

Future Direction of Research for AHPs and cancer nurses annual conference

A picture of speaker Dr Gillian Prue with the title Keynote Speech: Future Directions of Cancer Research. All Wales Cancer Nurse and AHP annual research conference 23 September 2021. Register today!

23 September, 1- 4pm, Zoom


Calling all cancer nurses and AHPs! We are hosting our annual All-Wales Allied Health Professional and Nurse (WAHPN) Cancer Research Network conference on 23 September, from 1-4pm. 

The online event will focus on the future direction of cancer research in Wales and beyond, with a keynote presentation from physiotherapist Dr Gillian Prue at Queens University Belfast.

Gillian is a Reader in Chronic Illness, whose research focuses on cancer prevention, survival and reduction of cancer-related symptoms in both clinical and population-based research.

As a physiotherapist, she has an interest in ‘exercise as medicine’ and the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and survival. She is currently the Northern Ireland lead for the Movember-funded study on exercise and survival in advanced prostate cancer.

The event will also include tasters of research from across Wales, an update on public involvement, as well as a discussion of the silver linings of COVID. Although we can’t meet in person yet, there will be plenty of opportunities to forge new connections in our speed networking and break-out group sessions.

We welcome nurses and AHPs from all over Wales to join us. Whether you are well-versed in research or totally new to the field, we invite you to join our event and network, hear about best practice and meet like-minded professionals.

You can register for the event here. If you would like to receive updates and information from the Cancer Nurse and AHP Network, please join our mailing list.


13:00   Welcome – Dr Nichola Gale and Professor Jane Hopkinson 

13:10   Introductions / speed networking

13:20   Research tasters

·       Mrs Siwan Owen, (Betsi Cadwaladr UHB - Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist in haemophilia The barriers and facilitators of end of treatment summaries

·       Stuart Foyle (Swansea Bay UHB - Radiotherapy) Improving patient experience in radiotherapy planning

·       Sophie Harding (Velindre Cancer Centre) My Pharmacy Research Journey so far

13:50   Jim Elliott - Advocate for Patients in Health Research

14:05   Break 

14:20   Silver linings of COVID – Kim Smallman, Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South-east Wales

14:35   Keynote speech: Future directions of cancer research – Dr Gillian Prue (Physio) QU Belfast

15:05   Group discussions

15:25   Feedback to group

15:45   Close