Agenda




Day 1

 09:00 – 09:35

National update: Progress on delivering the Long Term Plan for cancer

  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 on work to improve cancer outcomes
  • Learn what needs to be done to get back on track with diagnosing cancer earlier and personalising treatment
  • Build systems and innovate to meet the challenges

Panellists include:

Professor Peter Johnson
National Clinical Director for Cancer
NHS England and NHS Improvement

 09:35 - 09:45

Live Q&A

 09:45 - 10:00

Short break and session change

 10:00 – 10:30

Realistically, how can data ensure you help your population?

  • Learn what data is available across the UK and how you can use it to inform your work
  • How local and regional linked datasets can add insights to the national datasets
  • How to access and use real-time data to monitor and manage covid-19 service impact and recovery
  • Use integrated datasets to predict and prioritise those most at risk and take action on the backlog
Andi Orlowski
Deputy Director, Business Intelligence
Imperial College Health Partners, Senior Advisor Population Health Analytics, NHS England

James Peach
Commercial Director, DATA-CAN
the HDR UK Cancer Hub

Deb Lancaster
Head of Market Access Oncology, Novartis

(Novartis has provided funding and input into the HSJ Cancer Virtual Forum and is a Key Partner of the event.)

 10:30 – 10:40

Live Q&A

 10:40 – 10:55

Short break and session change

 10:55 - 11:25

How to improve pathways to ensure they are best for patients

  • Discuss how we ensure the most appropriate pathways are in place for patients in a peri- and post-COVID context
  • Learn how GIRFT methodology can be used to improve pathways and promotes QI solutions
  • Understand the opportunities with AI to improve cancer pathways

Panellists include:

Stephen Hildrew
Regional Director Partnerships
Siemens Healthineers

Christof Kastner
Consultant Urologist
Addenbrookes Hospital

Fiona MacNeill
Clinical Lead, Breast Surgery
GIRFT
 11:25 – 11:35

Live Q&A

 11:35 – 11:50

Short break and session change

 11:50 – 12:20

Practical strategies for the oncology workforce during COVID and beyond

  • Explore the impact on the oncology workforce of adapting to dynamic and uncertain circumstances and how best to provide support
  • Discover how to remove the barriers to networked working, including governance agreements and ways of sharing information
  • Discuss recruitment and retention strategies for addressing the shortage of Clinical Nurse Specialist

Panellists include:

Jackie Fenemore
Chair, Lung Cancer Nursing UK

David Long
Oncology Business Unit Director, MSD

Sophia Nicola
Advisor for Primary Care, Macmillan Cancer Support
John Renninson
Clinical Lead, Peninsula Cancer Alliance

This session has been produced in collaboration between MSD and HSJ. MSD has funded for this session and is a key partner of the event.

 12:20 – 12:30

Live Q&A

 12:30 – 12:45

Short break and session change

 12:45 – 1:15

Horizon-scanning: What the next 12 months will hold

  • Receive an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on clinical trials, collaboration and development of new technology
  • Examine the range of opportunities and solutions for the coming year, including new technology, novel treatments and national work
  • Consider how we work to ensure that developments are to the benefit of all patients and not to the detriment of at risk or hard to reach groups
  • Discuss how to get to where we need to be in order to achieve national and local aims

Panellists include:

Professor Rob Bristow
Director of Manchester Cancer Research Centre
The University of Manchester

Professor Berne Ferry
Head of the National School of Healthcare Science

Steve Williamson
Lead Cancer Pharmacist, NHS England and Improvement

 1:15 - 1:30

Live Q&A

1:40 – 2:20

Virtual Interactive Discussion Groups

How AI can assist cancer pathways
In association with Siemens Healthineers

No one left behind: Ensuring people come forward with cancer symptoms in a covid-19 world
In association with GSK

  2:20

End of Live Sessions

Chat room remains open and 1-2-1 meetings take place



Day 2

 09:00 – 09:35

Diagnosis as a key element of recovery

  • Address the key elements needed in order to address demand and capacity for diagnosis
  • Explore the challenges and potential solutions to the need for more workforce, equipment and facilities
  • Approaching the challenge and doing things differently to improve capacity
Professor Mark Callaway
Medical Director, Professional Practice
Clinical Radiology, Royal College of Radiologists

Amelia Randle
Clinical Director, SWAG Cancer Alliance

 09:35 – 09:45

Live Q&A

 09:45 – 10:00

Short break and session change

 10:00 – 10:30

Cell and Gene Therapies: What the Future Holds for Cancer Treatments

  • Learn what the achievements of cell and gene therapies are to date and how industry and healthcare systems partnered to bring CAR T to the UK
  • What the future holds for cell therapy and the insights on how clinical practice will benefit from the next generation of cell and gene therapies and how does the NHS prepare for such therapies
  • Offering hope in areas of high unmet need and what cell therapy means for patients with high unmet need
  • How we can put the patient voice at the heart of the discussion to ensure that patients that could benefit from cell and gene therapies are able to access them
Julian Cole
Senior Medical Director
Gilead Sciences UK & Ireland

Dr. Piers Patten
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust
London

Gemma Peters
Chief Executive
Blood Cancer UK

(Session funded and developed by Kite, a Gilead Company)

 10:30 – 10:40

Live Q&A

 10:40 – 10:55

Short break and session change

 10:55 – 11:25

Rapid Diagnostic Centres in the context of covid-19

  • Learn about the impact of covid-19 on different models of RDC
  • What the increase in remote GP appointments and reduced capacity for testing means for the interface between primary and secondary care
  • What next? Explore how RDC methodology might evolve over the coming months and what this means for your work

Panellists include:

Geraint Jones
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Project Manager
Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT

Joe Mays
Lead for Prevention and Early Diagnosis
Peninsula Cancer Alliance
 11:25 – 11:35

Live Q&A

 11:35 – 11:50

Short break and session change

 11:50 – 12:20

Regaining patient confidence: The role of behavioural insights

  • Address the challenge of making people feel safe and confident to make and attend diagnostic appointments
  • Explore how to counteract the fear of being a burden on the NHS during the pandemic and encourage people to reach out with health concerns
  • Learn how to apply the EAST framework to encourage behaviour by making it easy, attractive, social and timely

Panellists include:

Victoria Fussey
Senior Advisor, Health
Behavioural Insights Team

 12:20 – 12:30

Live Q&A

 12:30 – 12:45

Short break and session change

12:45 – 1:25

Virtual Interactive Discussion Groups

How AI can assist cancer pathways
In association with Siemens Healthineers

No one left behind: Ensuring people come forward with cancer symptoms in a covid-19 world
In association with GSK

  1:25

End of Live Sessions

Chat room remains open and 1-2-1 meetings take place

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