British Geriatrics Society 2016 Onco-Geriatrics Conference London

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  • The British Geri­atrics Soci­ety (BGS) is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the Onco-​Geriatrics Con­fer­ence 2016 tak­ing place in Lon­don, UK at the Well­come Col­lec­tion on Decem­ber 8, 2016.

    Meet­ing Theme

    There is an impor­tant and urgent need to explore the UK’s can­cer ser­vices increas­ingly ser­vic­ing an older gen­er­a­tion with com­plex and mul­ti­ple con­di­tions. Older peo­ple are less aware of the health risks asso­ci­ated with smok­ing, alco­hol and the ben­e­fits of keep­ing a healthy weight and stay­ing active. Evi­dence, includ­ing the National Can­cer Intel­li­gence Net­work Older peo­ple and can­cer report demon­strates that older peo­ple are more likely to be diag­nosed with can­cer via an emer­gency hos­pi­tal visit rather than recog­nis­ing symp­toms and actively seek­ing med­ical sup­port at an early stage.

    With older peo­ple, treat­ment options and sup­port is often impacted by their over­all health and other long term con­di­tions or med­ica­tion. Pro­vid­ing the best sup­port and care requires knowl­edge of each older person’s cir­cum­stances at every stage of their cancer.

    Sug­gested mea­sures that can help improve out­comes include:

    • Pro­vid­ing sup­port for lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of devel­op­ing can­cer and to make them fit­ter for more aggres­sive (but more effec­tive) treatments
    • Rais­ing older people’s aware­ness of can­cer symptoms
    • Ensur­ing an early and appro­pri­ate assess­ment of an older per­son is undertaken.
    • Deliv­er­ing treat­ments based on fit­ness and patient pref­er­ence, not patient age
    • Engag­ing older peo­ple care spe­cial­ists as an active part of the can­cer care team and a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to the assess­ment and management
    • Facil­i­tat­ing coor­di­nated care and informed deci­sion making

    This event is intended for clin­i­cians and health­care pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in the field of oncol­ogy who are treat­ing older peo­ple. The day pro­vides a forum for sci­en­tific dis­cus­sion and clin­i­cal updates and will enable a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary audi­ence of pro­fes­sion­als to share their expe­ri­ences of best clin­i­cal prac­tice in pro­vi­sion of care to older peo­ple with cancer.

    Mini-​MDT : Case Study Presentations

    If you are inter­ested in pre­sent­ing your case /​sce­nario please email conferences@​bgs.​org.​uk a 1 or 2 slide pow­er­point sum­mary. Each accepted case will have 15 min­utes to sum­marise the case study and dis­cuss with the atten­dees and expert panel. We will offer 4 pre­sen­ters the chance to get opin­ions and feed­back on their case in the after­noon case study session.

    Con­firmed Speeches

    • “Updates from the Inter­na­tional Soci­ety of Geri­atric Oncol­ogy (SIOG)”Mr Kwok-​Leung Chung
    • “Improv­ing care for older peo­ple with can­cer via evidence-​based approaches to imple­men­ta­tion”Euan Sadler, Imple­men­ta­tion Sci­ence, King’s Improve­ment Sci­ence and Cen­tre for Imple­men­ta­tion Science
    • “Clin­i­cal tri­als for frail older peo­ple and novel out­come mea­sures”Pro­fes­sor Matt Sey­mour, Oncol­o­gist, Leeds, UK
    • CGA deliv­ery and out­comes for upper GI can­cer patients being assessed for surgery”Dr Rob Mor­ris, Not­ting­ham Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tals NHS Trust
    • “Joint geri­a­tri­cian and sur­gi­cal breast can­cer sur­gi­cal clinic”Juliet Wright and Mal­colm Reed
    • “Devel­op­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive work­ing the com­mu­nity, CCG and GPs”Dr Emily Gibbs, Macmil­lan GP, NHS South­wark CCG Clin­i­cal Lead
    • “National Pilot­ing of CGA screen­ing in oncol­ogy”Dr Danielle Harari, Geri­atric and GIM, Con­ti­nence Lead, Geriatric-​Oncology Con­sul­tant and Dr Tania Kalsi, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foun­da­tion Trust
    • “Long term con­se­quences of can­cer treat­ment” – Speaker tbc
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