The Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) is holding a one-day conference entitled â€˜Living Well with Cancerâ€™ to provide information and support to all those affected by cancer.
The conference will take place on Saturday 28th March at the Glenavon House Hotel, Drum Road, Cookstown.Â The conference has been devised to provide relevant and up-to-date information for cancer patients, their friends and families, carers, health professionals and anyone concerned about cancer.
The conference has a full and varied programme and the morning sessions will cover subjects such as cancer in Northern Ireland and the development of cancer drug treatment.Â The conference will also be examining how scans and other imaging techniques are used in the diagnosis of cancer and the role of social workers in supporting cancer patients and their families.Â Creative approaches to cancer support will examine UCFâ€™s complementary and therapeutic services for patients and their families and ways in which patients can thrive following a diagnosis of cancer, rather than just survive.
The keynote speakers include Dr Julian Cole, Head of Medical Affairs with Roche Products Ltd and Dr Simon J Hughes, Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital.Â They are joined by Gerry McElwee, Head of Cancer Prevention and Liz Atkinson, Head of Care Services, both the Ulster Cancer Foundation; the oncology social work team at Belfast City Hospital and counsellor Mary-Kate Kelly.
The Living Well with Cancer conference starts at 10.00am – 3.30pm and lunch is provided.Â The conference is free of charge for patients and carers and costs just Â£20 for health care professionals.Â A limited number of places are still available and anyone wishing to attend should register with Joanne Myles at UCF as soon as possible on 028 9066 3281.