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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

Session sponsored by 

09.30-10.30 Session 5
NLCFN Updates

Chairs: Lavinia Magee and Karen Clayton

10.30 Introduction
Vanessa Beattie
09.30 Oral poster presentations Victoria Anderson

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


Research Interest Group (RIG) Update
Lorraine Creech

11.10 Future pathway for lung cancer
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
Paula Shepherd







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

The Importance of the Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Team Meeting
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 & 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
11.15-11.45 - Refreshments and Exhibition
15.30 - Refreshments and exhibition

11.45 - 13.00 Session 7
Chairs: Sandra Wakelin and Carol Davies

Session sponsored by 

16.00 - 17.30 Session 4 - Satellite symposia 11.45 A model of proactive best supportive care for patients with lung cancer - the Fife experience
Steinunn Boyce

Satellite symposium - MSD

Immune checkpoint inhibition in advanced NSCLC – Translating clinical trials to clinical practice
Rachel Thomas, Martin Forster and Sandra Wakelin


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

16.45-17.30 Satellite symposium - Roche 

A pathway to progress; The role of the lung cancer nurse in Cancer immunotherapy treatment
Alastair Greystoke, and Isobel Dowd

13.00-14.15 - Lunch and exhibition
19.30 - Drinks reception 14.15-16.15 - Session 8
Chairs: Vanessa Beattie and Jackie Fenemore
20.00 - Dinner and disco 14.15 Tobacco addiction and the role of the LCNS in supporting smoking cessation
Sanjay Agrawal
  15.00 How to lead in challenging times
Drew Povey
16.00-16.15 Summary and Close
Vanessa Beattie


Download printed copy of conference programme HERE