Wed 24 Jan 2024 09:30-15:50
Online Course

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off! 

Come together with colorectal cancer professionals from across the country who are dedicated to progressing their practice. By hearing the latest developments and updating your knowledge on treatments, symptom management and prehabilitation, you will leave inspired and ready to enhance patients’ outcomes and provide supportive, holistic care.  

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Best Practice Update: Colorectal Cancer Management
Online 5.5 hours From £266+VAT

5.5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Are you continually striving to develop your colorectal cancer service and improve your patients’ outcomes? If yes, then this online forum is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Trials and developments in colorectal cancer treatments
  • MMR prognosis and treatment implications
  • Immuno-oncology treatment options and pathways
  • Real-world implications of lynch syndrome
  • Providing comprehensive care for long-term and late effects
  • Achieving effective prehabilitation to optimise treatments

Developed with convenience in mind: join this online course remotely

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Registration, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Jo Turner-Banton, Colorectal Nurse Consultant, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Guidance for Mismatch repair (MMR)
Different methods of assessment for mismatch repair (MMR)
  • Understanding the methods of assessment of MMR and other biomarkers of response to checkpoint inhibition
  • Discovering pathways of investigation for patients: what are the next steps
  • Considering germline testing
Dr Terri McVeigh, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Screen break
Lynch syndrome testing
Exploring the implications of lynch testing for colorectal cancer
  • Understanding what it means for you patients
  • Treatment implications for patients with and without Lynch Syndrome
  • Supporting patients with the psychological impact and real-world implications
Laura Monje-Garcia, Nurse Practitioner, National Lead Nurse of the Lynch Syndrome Project, Clinical Research Fellow and Health Psychologist, St Mark’s the National Bowel Hospital and Academic Institute, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and Vicky Cuthill, Nurse Consultant, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Adopting lynch testing in your colorectal cancer service
  • Share your experiences of Lynch testing
  • How have patients and families responded to Lynch testing within your service?
  • What do you have in place to ensure effective implementation?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Adopting lynch testing in your colorectal cancer service
Lunch break
Immuno-oncology and colorectal cancer
Understanding immuno-oncology treatment options and implications for colorectal cancer
  • Assessing immunotherapy treatment options and determining suitability for your patients
  • Exploring the process of immunotherapies for colorectal cancer including length of treatment
  • Navigating the symptoms and side effect implications of immuno-oncology
Dr Kai-Keen Shiu, Medical Oncology Consultant, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Cancer Institute
Questions and answers with your speaker
Interactive discussion: Providing effective support for patients on immunotherapies for colorectal cancer
  • How many patients do you currently have on immunotherapies? What have you learnt?
  • Share your experience of recognizing and managing the side effects
  • How do you keep up-to-date with the latest immuno-oncology guidance?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Providing effective support for patients on immunotherapies for colorectal cancer
Managing treatment symptoms
Providing support for your patients with long-term and late effects
  • Improving follow-up care for colorectal cancer: navigating the presentation of late effects
  • Delivering comprehensive support for the management of late and long-term effects
  • Implementing support networks for your patients: what can you offer?
Caroline Gee, Nurse Consultant Complex Colorectal Cancer, St Mark’s The National Bowel Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Screen break
Interactive discussion: Achieving a full, holistic pathway for your colorectal cancer patients
  • Share how your service is currently set up to support patients in their individual pathways
  • How are you working to share expertise across your MDT to optimise patient support?
  • What elements are you planning to implement to deliver holistic care? How are you doing this?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Achieving a full, holistic pathway for your colorectal cancer patients
Providing effective prehab
Delivering effective prehabilitation for patients prior to colorectal cancer treatment
  • Exploring and demonstrating the benefits of achieving optimal health pre-treatment
  • Optimising treatment: implementing nutrition, wellbeing and physical activity into the pathway
  • Achieving funding, staffing and training: overcoming the implementation challenges
Judith Ashcroft, Prehabilitation and Surgical Oncology Dietitian, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Questions and answers with your speaker
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Your confirmed speakers to date:

Job Title:
Colorectal Nurse Consultant
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Job Title:
Consultant Clinical Geneticist
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Dr McVeigh trained in Clinical Genetics in Ireland, funded by the HRB National Academic SpR programme. She undertook fellowships in Yale University (USA) QIMR Berghofer (Brisbane, Australia), and in the Royal Marsden in London before taking a permanent post as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist there in 2018. She has a specialist interest in Medical Education, and works as member of faculty on MSc Health Professions Education (iheed/Warwick University) and PGDip Health Sciences, Clinical Education (NUI Galway). She designed, developed and is Clinical Lead of the Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer Genetics & Genomics, and Subject Matter Expert for the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Health & Telemedicine, both with the RCPI. She is a tutor on MSc Genomic Medicine (Imperial College London), is a member of steering committee of the Association of Cancer Physicians/Royal College of Radiologists Genomics Education Resource, and co-chairs the Oncogenomics & Malignant Haematology working groups of the Health Education England GeNotes resource. Dr McVeigh is a Council Member and Communications Representative of the Cancer Genetics Group (CGG) of the British Society of Genomic Medicine (BSGM); and is the CGG representative on the BSGM Education & Training working group. She is team leader of Cancer Genetics Education & Quality Improvement team in the Institute of Cancer Research. She is also a member of the Cancer Variant Interpretation Group (CanVIG-UK) and of the associated Steering and Advisory Group (CStAG (CanVIG-UK Steering and Advisory Group)), and of the ClinGen Endocrine Tumor Predisposition Syndrome (ENDO-TPS) Variant Curation Expert Panel (VCEP). She has recently been appointed as professional lead for Technology-Enhanced Learning with the Health Education England Genomics Training Academy (GTAC).

Job Title:
Nurse Practitioner, National Lead Nurse of the Lynch Syndrome Project, Clinical Research Fellow and Health Psychologist
St Mark’s the National Bowel Hospital and Academic Institute, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Laura is a nurse practitioner who works at the St Mark's centre for familial intestinal cancer, which embeds the polyposis registry, the family cancer and Lynch syndrome services. She is also the National Lead Nurse of the Lynch syndrome project and a Clinical Research Fellow. 

In addition to being a nurse, Laura is a health psychologist and has been working with patients living with inherited conditions since 2012. She started working with patients with rare dementias at UCLH, and later with patients with inherited cardiac conditions at Imperial college, Guy's, St Thomas's & King's college Hospitals. She started working with patients living with inherited colorectal cancer syndromes in 2020, and she has started her own research project looking at the psychological impact of living with inherited colorectal cancer.

Job Title:
Lead Nurse Consultant
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Job Title:
Medical Oncology Consultant, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service and Honorary Associate Professor
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Cancer Institute

Job Title:
Nurse Consultant Complex Colorectal Cancer
St Mark’s The National Bowel Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Job Title:
Prehabilitation and Surgical Oncology Dietitian
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Pricing structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place

You or a colleague can claim the £299+ VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If you belong to an alliance, association or network please email Leonna Kettle for more details about discounted places.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online meeting is ideal for NHS professionals working in colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary teams. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Consultants and Advanced Clinical Practitioners
  • Pathway Navigators
  • Surgeons and Oncologists
  • MDT Coordinators
  • Sisters and Matrons
  • Team Leads and Managers
  • Radiologists and Pathologists
  • Stoma Care Nurses

Past attendee feedback

This online course follows the success of “Best Practice: Colorectal Cancer Service” in January 2023. Take a look at how our attendees described the day:

“Informative and educational”

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

“I found it very useful – thank you!”

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

“Excellent presentations”

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust

“Shared knowledge and it was really interesting to hear other people’s experiences”

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

“Extremely well organised”

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.