13th May 2015

Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Course description:
  • To raise awareness on hot to manage patients with suspected or confirmed metastatic spinal cord compression throughout the pathway.
  • To share good practice and to showcase the development of the Manchester Cancer MSCC Coordinator service.

Topics Covered and Learning Outcomes:

To gain a clear understanding of the overall magement of metastatic spinal cord compression.

Topics covered will include:
  • Red Flags and recognising early signs & symptoms.
  • The MSCC Coordinator service and pathway.
  • Management including investigations and treatment.
  • Rehabilitation (including spinal stability, collars/bracing, mobility status).

Key themes:
  • Overview of the management of MSCC including presentation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Network MSCC Coordinator role.
  • National and local guidelines.
  • MSCC Pathway.

Targeted Audience:

Health professionals in all settings where patients with MSCC may present: Doctors at all levels (e.g.,GPs, Consultants, Registrars, Junior doctors), Radiologists, AHPs, Nurses.

Course Fee:


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