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Supporting Women as they Make Decisions about Risk Reducing Breast Surgery: A multi-disciplinary approach

22 June 2018 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Bristol
The event is free and relevant to Psychologists and other health and social care professionals working in breast care services
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Bookings has now CLOSED for this event.

The Faculty for Oncology and Palliative Care (DCPSIGOPAC) is hosting this multi-disciplinary day conference.

Our presenters will draw on their clinical, research and/or personal experience to share what, from within their role and perspective, informs and supports women to make the best decision that they can about surgery.

As part of the event the faculty will be launching the publication of the BPS guidance document:

‘Guideline for the role of Practitioner Psychologists in the assessment and support of women considering risk-reducing breast surgery’ (March 2018)

This event is free and relevant to both BPS members and to psychologists and other health and social care  professionals working in and around breast care services.

Speakers:          

  • Tanya Edwards, Expert by Experience
  • Professor Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics;
  • Mr Sherif Wilson , Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
  • Dr Olivia Donnelly and Dr Marilyn Owens, Consultant Clinical Psychologists; 
  • Professor Diana Harcourt, Director of the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR)
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner (TBC).

Please note lunch is not provided.

For more information, please see the Programme tab.

The Bristol Hotel
Prince Street
Bristol
BS1 4QF

Event Location: 

Timetable

09:30 Registration (Tea & Coffee)
10:00 Welcome and Overview: Dr Olivia Donnelly and Dr Marilyn Owens
10:10 Tanya Edwards, Expert by Experience
10:40 Professor Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics
11:20 Mr Sherif Wilson, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
12:00 Reflections on the morning and Q and A
12:30 Lunch (Not provided)
  Tea and Coffee provided
13:45 Decision Making and launch of BPS document
Dr Marilyn Owens and Dr Olivia Donnelly
14:25 Sue Holcombe, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
15:05 Professor Diana Harcourt, Director of the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR)
15:45 Tea and Coffee Break
16:00 Reflections on afternoon speakers and Q and A
16:20 Reflections on the day and general discussion (including reflections from Tanya Edwards, Expert by Experience)
16:45 Finish

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • Our aim is to share knowledge and expertise from the latest research in risk-reducing breast surgery and to share good clinical practice in order to update clinicians’ knowledge of this area.
  • We aim to engage health professionals from a range of disciplines working to support women who are making decisions about risk reducing breast surgery.
  • We aim to launch the document ‘Guideline for the role of Practitioner Psychologists in the assessment and support of women considering risk-reducing breast surgery’ (Due for publication February 2018)
  • We hope that this document will improve the assessment and support of women who are making decisions about their breast surgery.

Registration information 

Clicking on the register button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

Once you have signed in, click on this event to register and you should be able to complete the form and add to basket.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'SIGOPAC- Supporting Women-Jun18' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.

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