23-24 May: Oncology Professional Care Conference

23 May 2023

UKONS are delighted to be partnering again with this year's Oncology Professional Care, taking place on 23-24 May at ExCeL London.


This conference is FREE to UKONS members and had a very successful first year delivering free CPD certified learning for the whole oncology community. This year’s event his is a must-attend, multi-disciplinary conference with carefully curated content focusing on the whole patient pathway.


Whether you can attend for one day or two, or even a few hours, there’s plenty for you to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Simply use the education code EDUOPC23A230 at checkout to secure your free place.


UKONS have two sponsored sessions at this important event.


The UKONS SACT Passport: moving chemotherapy competence into the digital age

Advanced Cancer Treatments Theatre

 12:15 - 13:00 | Wednesday 24 May

Hannah Churchill, Subject Matter Expert for Digital SACT Passport Project and Lead Nurse for SACT Education, Velindre Cancer Centre, Wales, UK

Jonathan Knight, CEO of Tefogo, Co-Founder of ‘Compassly’ and Project Lead, Digital SACT Passport Project


The digitalisation of the UKONS SACT passport is a collaboration between UKONS and Tefogo to make the SACT Competency Passport available via the ‘Compassly’ app. UKONS members will be able to complete their SACT Passports using an app on their phone, or on the web. It will enable far closer collaboration between users and assessors, seamless and secure transfer of the passport between organisations and helpful digital features like expiry reminders and live capture of evidence.


Prehabilitation in urological cancer

Advanced Cancer Treatments Theatre

12:45 - 13:30 | Tuesday 23 May

 Daniel Richardson, Enhanced Recovery CNS, UCLH

Prehabilitation in cancer is about preparing a patient both physically and mentally ahead of cancer treatment. This presentation will highlight the role prehabilitation has in urological cancers, its benefits and barriers.

Daniel qualified in 2017 and worked on a private uro-oncology ward at The Royal Marsden Hospital where he developed an interest in urological cancers. He moved to St Bartholomew's Hospital in 2020 to join the uro-oncology CNS team in a CNS developmental role. In May 2023, Daniel moved to UCLH and now works as a Macmillan enhanced recovery CNS in uro-oncology.

In addition….

Take a look at our recommended sessions below and reserve your complimentary pass to join us at OPC here


Aspirant Cancer Education and Career Development Programme (ACCEND) current and future developments

Keynote Theatre

12:15 - 13:00 | Wednesday 24 May

June Davis, Lead Allied Health Professional Advisor and Nursing Advisor - Macmillan Cancer Support

Professor Vanessa Taylor, School Director of Practice and Care Partnerships, Professor of Cancer and Palliative Care - University of Huddersfield


Late effects of non-surgical cancer treatment

Living With and Beyond Cancer Theatre

09:30 - 10:15 | Tuesday 23 May

Dr Laura Ashley, Reader in Health Psychology - Leeds Beckett University

Dr Rachael Kelley, Reader in Dementia - Research Centre for Dementia Research, Leeds Becket University


Challenging cancer diet myths

 Living With and Beyond Cancer Theatre

11:30  - 12:15 | Tuesday 23 May

Kelly Wade-Mcbane, NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical and Practitioner Academic Fellow, Macmillan Specialist Head and Neck Oncology Dietitian - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 Rhia Kaur Saggu, Macmillan Specialist Oesophago-Gastric Oncology Dietitian - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Optimising cancer care for people living with dementia: clinical practice recommendations.

Living With and Beyond Cancer Theatre 

09:30  - 10:15 | Tuesday 23 May

Emma Hallam, Macmillan Consultant Radiographer in Post Treatment & Late Effects -  Nottingham Radiotherapy Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


Exploring the future cancer workforce.

Keynote Theatre

09:15 - 09:45 | Wednesday 24 May

 Dr Richard Simcock, Chief Medical Officer - Macmillan Cancer Support


Geriatric oncology: moving the needle towards an evidence-based precision approach for older adults with cancer.

Clinical Excellence in Surgery and Therapeutics Theatre

11:05 - 11:45 | Wednesday 24 May

Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Department of Medicine/Breast Unit, Clinical Lead/Senior Adult Oncology Programme, President - International Society of Geriatric Oncology and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


Explore the whole programme HERE