... representing and supporting Medical Oncologists in the UK
With many centres setting up Acute Oncology services many of our members may find it useful to consider this online course run by the University of Liverpool. The next course starts on 27th Sepytember 2013 and costs £475 for 8 weeks. Details here.
We hope you find the web-links section of this site useful. There are links to educational resources. as well as protocols and guidelines, free oncology journals, and clinical calculators. Bookmark the links page and you will have a regularly updated list of favourite sites ready to view.
All ASCO 2012 webcasts are now available within our Video Library.
Roche Products Ltd sponsored the educational and logistical elements of this activity, but had no involvement with the content.
Dr Alison Jones and colleagues from the ACP have travelled to Chicago to bring you the latest ASCO 2012 highlights. They reported back on key research presentations via a series of daily online webcasts.
Make sure you visit our video library regularly for free access to the webcasts which you can view at your leisure.
Recently, following course feedback and some piloting work, the Advanced Communication Skills Courses were relaunched in a 2-day format. Dr Pauline Leonard who leads the initiative, reports the background here:
We had another excellent annual meeting in Birmingham this weekend. The programme included MP Sarah Wollaston talking about the NHS Reforms, talks on Acute Oncology and the roles of Oncology Nurses. The after dinner speaker was Prof Gordon McVie talking about the history of Medical Oncology in the UK. The meeting closed with a lively debate between Prof Karol Sikora and Dr Clive Peedell (read his blog here) on the merits or otherwise of independent sector provision of NHS services. We will post some of the slides here soon. Many thanks to the organising team and speakers, and to Lilly Oncology for sponsorship.
Read on for a report by Dr Richard Baird, one of the organisers, who chaired the meeting...
One of the initiatives under development by the ACP is National Oncology-Treatment Consent Forms. The sort of thing under consideration has already been implemented in the South East London Cancer Network. Take a look here in the Chemotherapy section.