Why you need to join the UKLCC’s Conference on 10th November

Please join us at our Conference on ‘Driving Improvements in UK Lung Cancer Care’ on 10th November 2023 at Mary Ward House in London.

This Conference promises to help identify the main elements currently limiting our ability to ensure best practice across the UK. The meeting will use data from the most recent National Lung Cancer Audit, presented by Dr Neal Navani (UCLH), to highlight current challenges and offer the opportunity for interactive participation to explore some of the ways these challenges can be overcome. 

The main themes for discussion will be - optimising impact of a lung screening programme, improving timely access to molecular diagnostics, and reducing inequalities in access to optimal care. 

The Conference will be co-hosted by Professor Robert Rintoul and Professor Mick Peake OBE. It will also feature presentations by key opinion leaders such as

  • Dr Matt Evison on - 'Making the optimal pathway as easy as possible for patients’
  • Professor Alastair Greystoke – ‘The impact of delays in molecular diagnostics – how can we speed things up?’
  • Charlotte Smith (NHS England) - ‘How do we ensure that Lung Health Checks have the maximum impact?’
  • Tracey Cole RN - ‘The CNS view on optimising patient engagement’
  • We will also have presentations from across the UK by Dr Craig Dyer (Wales), Dr Wendy Anderson (NI) and Dr Melanie Mackean (Scotland). 
  • A series of ‘lightening presentations’ giving examples of best practice relating to the main themes of the conference
  • Professor David Baldwin (NUHT) will summarise the day’s discussions and recommendations and how they fit with current national policy.

This is a solutions-based conference in a workshop style, and will be focused, not on what’s going badly, but what we can do better.  We hope to have a series of highly engaging discussions as part of the afternoon lightning ‘breakout sessions’ which will be led by a series of clinical facilitators.

See the full Conference programme.

This is a multidisciplinary event, and we welcome representation from healthcare professionals including oncologists, respiratory physicians, cancer leads, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, lung cancer nurse specialists, pathologists, members of cancer alliances and devolved nation representatives and anyone involved in the management and delivery of care to people with lung cancer.

Cost for anyone working in the NHS is just £25.00.

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The recommendations from the conference will be written up and produced as a post-event report and will also feature some examples of best practice quality improvement programmes.

You are invited to submit good practice examples from your Trust or region prior to the Conference: Submit now.

We hope you can join us!