The first ever patient conference in the UK formed by patients for patients – the Melanoma Patient Conference – is happening on Friday June 17th, 2016 in Bristol, writes MKCPP member and MK Super Moles lead Lorraine Mir.
Speakers include leading UK professionals including Dr James Larkin, Consultant Oncologist from the Royal Marsden; Professor Julia Newton-Bishop, professor of dermatology at St James Hospital, Leeds, and lead of the Melanoma Research Group at the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology; and Professor Mark Middleton, consultant oncologist and clinical director of oncology at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
“Patients should be visible. We need to be heard and for this to happen we must be seen. Join us at the event.”
Melanoma Patient Conference participants will have the opportunity to:
- Connect with patients and medical professionals
- Share knowledge of innovative treatment and care activities that hospitals and teams are doing on a national level
- Provide patients with information on the latest drug treatments, developments and clinical trials that are available to them
- Be advised about non-medical support and services such as psycho-social support and nutrition
Attendance at the Melanoma Patient Conference is free, and overnight accommodation can be provided.
For more information please go to the conference’s website.