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.
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
14:20 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