Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on large gatherings and events, we have had to cancel our two patient conferences for 2020. However, as an alternative, we have arranged for some of the informative speakers to come to you!

Completed webinars

MOVE Against Cancer - Gemma Hillier-Moses, founder of MOVE and cancer rehab specialist

Watch webinar here.

Squashing My Sarcoma - Krista Bose, medical student and former osteosarcoma patient

Watch webinar here.

The Late Effects Clinic - Emma Hallam, specialist radiographer and co-founder of Late Effects Clinic at Nottingham City Hospital

Watch webinar here.

Proton Beam Therapy - Mark Reed, specialist radiographer and key worker at the Proton Beam Therapy Centre at Christie Hospital, Manchester

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Charlene Young, osteosarcoma survivor and member of Black Women Rising.

Watch webinar here.

Monika Siemicka, specialist dietitian with extensive oncology and Teenage Young Adult experience.

Watch webinar here.

Fertility & cancer - Dr Cheryl Fitzgerald, consultant gynaecologist at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester and Becki McGuinness, osteosarcoma survivor and founder of Cancer and Fertility UK.

Watch webinar here.

Carol Hughes, Macmillan Counsellor from Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

Watch webinar here.

Upcoming webinars

Palliative & supportive care | 22nd October | 13:00 - 14:00

Professor Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Professor of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation at King's College, London.

Professor Harding will be discussing the role of palliative and supportive care in optimising the well-being of patients and their families when living with a life-limiting illness. Palliative care is an important part of care that is included alongside treatments.

Research shows that palliative care can improve the quality of life and help patients and families feel more satisfied with the treatments they receive. Palliative care may start soon after learning about a cancer diagnosis and may continue throughout treatment and recovery.

Professor Harding will also discuss the patient centred approach taken when a disease is no longer responding to curative treatment and how this approach encompasses physical, psychological, financial, social and spiritual aspects.

Dave Harley | 5th November | 13:00 - 14:00

A reflection on Dave's Ewing sarcoma diagnosis 37 years on.

We will be joined by Dave Harley and his wife, Barbara for a story of hope. Almost 35 years ago to the day, Dave completed 2 years of chemotherapy treatment for Ewing sarcoma.

Up until receiving his diagnosis of a primary bone cancer in 1983, Dave and Barbara were married with two young daughters and Dave had a successful career as a Sales Engineer. After multiple trips to the GP, A&E and a Sports Injury Specialist with pain in his left femur, Dave received the news it was a Ewing sarcoma.

Dave will be reflecting on his journey 37 years on. From the information he received in hospital about his diagnosis, the chemotherapy and surgery and his road to recovery since finding others who could truly understand his experiences.

Sarah Dransfield | 18th November* | 13:00 - 14:00

Body confidence and positivity.

Sarah was just 16 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She underwent chemotherapy and an above the knee amputation of her right leg. Now aged 25, Sarah will be reflecting on all things body confidence and moving forwards with her life, specifically into the world of dating.

From first learning to love her new appearance, plucking up the courage to appear on Channel 4’s ‘First Dates’ to meeting her long-term partner, Sarah’s story is one of embracing the positives and letting go of the demons.

*Please note, this webinar will take place on a Wednesday.

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