Webinar programme: Breast Medicine Now

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Date: Wednesday 16th March 2022
Time: 11:40 – 14:50 (GMT)
Format: Free online webinar, four sessions (come and go as you please).

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11:40 – 12:10 SESSION ONE: Where are we now?

Welcome and introduction. Gerard Dugdill, publishing director, Pink Ribbon;

hand over to chair: Dr Kathleen Thompson, pharmaceutical physician and author, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope – Getting Through Breast Cancer By A Doctor Who Knows.

Experiences from the Royal Liverpool: screening levels, delays and the “worried well”: some practical advice.

Geraldine Mitchell, consultant breast surgeon; with perspectives from Cancer Alliance

12:10 – 12:20 Q&A
12:20 – 13:00 SESSION TWO: Further international perspectives

Where is the policy headed – EU perspective?  Perspectives from a European clinic. Intro to clinic and proton therapy, referrals, current status of treatments in EU, collaboration.

Vladimír Vondráček, Vlastimil Roun & colleagues, Proton Therapy Clinic, Prague, Czech Republic

The view from Africa: what’s happened, what needs to happen?

Dr. Mrs Beatrice Wiafe, MD, PhD, President and Founder, Breast Care International; CEO, Peace and Love Hospitals. Ghana, Africa

13.00 – 13:10 Q&A
13:10 – 13:40 Lunch break.
Networking and messaging will be available on the open link
13:40 – 14:10 SESSION THREE: Towards future therapies

Where do things stand, what do we need?

Jo Taylor, ABC Diagnosis

Drug markers and trials: towards a more robust system

Dr Aleksandra Filipovic, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College, London

14:10 – 14:15 Q&A
14:15 – 14:40 SESSION FOUR: New challenges

What does “palliative chemotherapy” mean in the modern era, a trans-Atlantic perspective?

Alfred Neugut, Myron M Studner professor of cancer research (in medicine) and professor epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center


Dr Chris Twelves, Professor of Clinical Cancer Pharmacology and Oncology, Leeds Institute of Medical Research, University of Leeds    Hon Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinical Director, Leeds NIHR Clinical Research Facility, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

The last word – post covid issues in breast cancer moving forward…

Professor J Michael Dixon, OBE, Professor of Surgery & Consultant Surgeon; Clinical Director, Edinburgh Breast Cancer Now Research Group

14.40 – 14:50 Q&A
14.50 CLOSE



Meet The Speakers

Excellent line-up of speakers to discuss such important topics for the Breast Medicine Now Webinar.
Webinar Speakers For Breast-Medicine Now 16 March 2022

Webinar Speakers For Breast-Medicine Now 16 March 2022