Dates    : 15th September 2014

Venue : Education Centre (Dept 17), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Aims and objectives:

This one day course aims to discuss epidemiology, aetiology, pathophysiology, investigations and surgery for the Upper GI Cancer patient group. It will explore the patient's journey when referred to The Christie and how this journey effects them at each stage of the treatment process from initial diagnosis to palliative care received following their stay in hospital.

Key Themes:
  • Staging.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Prognosis.
  • Patient's journey.
  • Surgery.
  • Treatments including trials.
  • Palliative care.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of Epidemiology, Aetiology and Pathophysiology.
  • Show awareness of what diagnostic interventions and surgery are available.
  • Understand what treatment options are available.

Target audience:

All healthcare professionals who work with paitents with an oncology diagnosis. Suitable for all members of the MDT, specialist nurses, research nurses, palliative care and junior doctors.

Course Fee:

Study Day Fee: £75.
Early Birds: £65 (before 25th August 2014).
Christie/Hospice Staff: £50.

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