Professor Garth Cruickshank
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This annual event for nurses and allied health professionals brings together the brain tumour community to share and develop best practice across the sector. There are talks throughout the day from experienced, knowledgeable speakers on topics that are crucial to the care of those affected by brain tumours as well as opportunities to network with colleagues.
Date: Friday 19th May 2017
Time: Registration 09.00 – 09.30, End of Sessions at 17:00, Drinks reception to follow
Venue: The Birmingham Conference &Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW
Please note, places are limited and there is currently an Early Bird discounted price of £30 per person. Group bookings of 3 or more will get a reduced price of £25 per person. (*book by 19 April for these discounted fees)
Trained at the Royal Free Hospital and Institute of Neurological Sciences Glasgow. Moved to Chair in Neurosurgery in Birmingham, 1997.
Instrumental in driving the NICE IOG (2006) for improving Outcomes in Patients with Brain Tumours that has gone a long way to improving the service nationwide and the recognition of the special nature of brain tumour patients.
He has been heavily involved in delivering clinical trials at all phases and has recently completed the IDEB study using drug loaded beads to deliver new agents intra-tumourally to patients with recurrent glioblastoma (Phase 1).As well as being involved with specialised commissioning for many
Jon is a consultant in palliative medicine and clinical lead for the Central & North West London NHSFT palliative care service; he leads on the provision of palliative care at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UCLH, London.His interests include people with neurological and neuro-oncological disease, non-cancer respiratory disease, ethics and law encompassing advance care planning, and psycho-spiritual care. He practices mindfulness-based meditation.
Olaf Ansorge trained in medicine at the Universities of Göttingen, Freiburg and Lausanne. He came to the UK on a Fellowship in Neurology and Neuropathology and completed training as a Neuropathologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.In 2002 he became a Consultant Neuropathologist in Oxford with a special interest in gliomas and pituitary tumours. Current projects include linking new brain imaging techniques with neuropathology and developing tissue banking strategies for clinical research.
Feedback from the 2016 event
“The various sessions complemented one another in a useful way. I now feel far more informed and able to deal with my patients more effectively."
“Really enjoyed the day – holistic approach with nurses and AHPs. Great way to network with other professionals, hear new ideas and ways of working."
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