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2nd and 3rd November 2017, Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead 

This year's conference entitled: Investing in the Future: Aspiring for Excellence  and is full of best practice and latest developments in the diagnosis and management of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Our jam-packed programme this year explores options for improving your own personal and professional development as well as all the regular features you have come to expect from our conference

With key plenary sessions on mesothelioma, lung cancer pathways, holistic needs assessment and information on supportive care packages and the latest research developments ensures there's plenty of highly relevant clinical content.  In addition we will also be suporting your professional development too looking at taking the first steps in research, time management and LCNS competencies and frameworks.   

2nd November 2017 3rd November 2017
10.00 - Registration, exhibition and refreshments 08.00 - Refreshments and exhibition 

NLCFN Annual General Meeting
Members only

10.30 - 12.00 - Session 1
Investing in the future: aspiring for excellence

Chairs: Jackie Fenemore and Jeanette Draffan

09.30-10.30 Session 5
NLCFN Updates

Chairs: Lavinia Magee and Karen Clayton

10.30 Introduction
Vanessa Beattie
09.30 Oral poster presentations

Investing in the future - aspiring for excellence 
Dr Karen Roberts, Macmillan Chief of Nursing


Research Interest Group (RIG) Update
Lorraine Creech

11.10 Future pathway for lung cancer
Dr Paul Beckett, NLCA Clinical Lead
09.50 Thoracic Surgical Group (TSG) Update
Jenny Mitchell
11.40 Questions 10.00 Small Grants Update
Josie Roberts

12.00-13.00 - Session 2
Mesothelioma Update

Chairs: Helena Stanley and Lorraine Creech

10.10 Annual Award Presentation
Maria Guerin

The complexity of diagnosing mesothelioma and decision making in the management of pleural effusions

Dr Matthew Evison

The Importance of the Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Team Meeting

Dr Mick Peake

Mesothelioma. My journey

Vivienne Swain

10.20 Annual Workshop Presentation
Marie Eaton and June Morley
13.00-14.00  Lunch and exhibition 10.30 - 11.15  Session 6
Chairs: Lesley Holland and Josie Roberts

Session 3

Parallel Sessions

Session 3

Parallel Sessions

10.30 Debate: This house believes everyone diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma should have a formal holistic needs assessment
Dany Bell & Dr Natalie Doyle
14.00 Developing competencies and frameworks
Rachel Thomas & Richard Henry (UKONS)
Skills and insights into preparing an abstract and scientific poster and presenting it
Lavinia Magee & Clare Warnock
11.15-11.30 - Refreshments and Exhibition
15.30 - Refreshments and exhibition 11.30 - 13.00 Session 7
Chairs: Sandra Wakelin and Carol Davies
16.00 - 17.30 Session 4 - Satellite symposia 11.30 A model of proactive best supportive care for patients with lung cancer - the Fife experience
Dr Steinunn Boyce

Satellite symposium - MSD

Immune checkpoint inhibition in PD-L1+ advanced NSCLC – Translating clinical trials to clinical practice 
Speakers TBC


Does proactive care management by a clinical nurse specialist improve outcomes for patient with lung cancer? Feedback and findings from the Dimbleby Project
Dr Iain Stewart and Dr Laila Tata

16.45-17.30 Satellite symposium 13.00-14.15 - Lunch and exhibition
19.30 - Drinks reception 14.15-15.00 - Session 8
Chairs: Vanessa Beattie and Jackie Fenemore
20.00 - Dinner including and disco 14.15 The Big Game interactive session: Tobacco addiction and the role of the LCNS in supporting smoking cessation
Dr Sanjay Agrawal
  15.00 How to lead and improve services with no money: 
Mr Drew Povey
16.00-16.15 Summary and Close
Vanessa Beattie


Download printed copy of conference programme HERE