Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Vast experience, valuable updates and vibrant networking: share in the knowledge of your countrywide colleagues 

Running since 2016, this year’s conference returns face-to-face, connecting professionals from MUO/CUP services across the country. Discover ways to improve your service and pathways for your patients, explore the future plans of like-minded colleagues and find out the answers to your common questions.

Make sure you book before Friday 19th April to benefit from the NHS and Public Sector Early Bird, saving you £100 per place, plus you can also take advantage of a new special offer where if you book 3 places, you can get the 4th for free!

Improving your MUO/CUP Service and Pathways is supported by the World CUP Alliance.

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Improving your MUO/CUP Service and Pathways
Face-to-face 5.5 hours Early bird: £199+VAT

Educational forum packed with relevant, resourceful case study presentations

Would you like to explore your peers’ team set ups? Are you driving forward your MUO/CUP service? If yes, then this NHS forum is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Exploring the results of the CUPISCO trial
  • Managing inappropriate referrals: establish criteria, implement screening and educate colleagues
  • Improving collaboration with primary care: build rapport, gain buy-in and establish referral routes
  • Joining forces with RDC: how to achieve effective integration and pathways
  • Evolving the CUP CNS role: benchmark responsibilities and collaboration with AOS
  • Establishing WGS pathways: service implications, patient experience and common challenges navigated
  • Streamlining your MUO/CUP pathways: improve communication, overcome barriers and measure the impact

Why should you attend?

This dedicated training day will arm you with the tools to deliver an effective service:

  • Building networks: gain access to MUO/CUP professionals and thought leaders to build a community of peers for support, advice and guidance
  • Professional learning: develop your understanding by examining and overcoming key issues that underpin evolving CUP teams
  • Service development: take one day out at this dedicated forum to identify innovative approaches for enhancing pathways and improving patient experience

With thanks to our supporting charity

SBK Healthcare would like to thank the World CUP Alliance for supporting this NHS CUP meeting. 

Opportunities to get involved

If you are a charity or a commercial organisation that would like to meet with this NHS CUP audience, we’d be delighted to discuss opportunities of how you can get involved in the day and with the charity/sponsor showcase. Please email Sarah Kemm or call Sarah on 01732 897788 for further details.

9:00
Registration and networking
9:30
Chair’s opening remarks and introductions
Trial developments
9:40
Exploring the results of the CUPISCO trial
  • Understanding the research: personalised therapy versus chemotherapy
  • Navigating the trial outcomes: how will this impact your patient care?
Professor Alwin Kramer, Medical Oncologist, German Cancer Research Center and University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg and Professor Linda Mileshkin, Director Medical Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria Australia
10:10
Increasing accessibility to trials for MUO/CUP patients
  • Available and upcoming trials
  • How to access MUO/CUP trials for your patients
  • Exploring the future of MUO/CUP research
10:40
Questions and answers with your speakers
10:50
Interactive discussion: Benchmarking your MUO/CUP service set up
  • How is your service set up? What does your MDT look like?
  • How are you looking to develop your service?
  • How do you ensure effective collaboration across your team?
11:00
Feedback from interactive discussion: Benchmarking your MUO/CUP service set up
11:10
Charity/Sponsor Showcase Opportunity
11:20
Networking break
Enhancing referral processes
11:40
Managing inappropriate referrals to your CUP service
  • Exploring criteria for appropriate and inappropriate referrals
  • Implementing processes to screen referrals and determine suitability of referrals
  • Educating colleagues to prevent inappropriate referrals
Refining pathways from primary care
12:10
How to improve collaboration with primary care and GPs to improve patient experience
  • Establishing clear communication channels and straight forward referrals pathways
  • Building rapport with your primary care colleagues to gain buy in to your service
  • Signposting alternative referral routes from primary care for vague symptoms
Dr Juliette Lewis, Consultant OncoGeriatrician & GIM Physician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, NHS Wales
12:40
Questions and answers with your speakers
12:50
Interactive discussion: Improving and streamlining your pathways and referrals
  • Share your experiences of establishing effective pathways. What worked well and how did you overcome challenges?
  • Which referral pathways have been more challenging and why?
  • What changes are you looking to make going forward?
1:10
Feedback from interactive discussion: Improving and streamlining your pathways and referrals
1:20
Networking lunch
Collaborating with Rapid Diagnostic Services
2:20
Enhancing non-specific symptom pathways (VAGUE) referrals
  • Exploring how vague symptom clinics fit into patient pathways
  • Navigating approaches: ensuring effective integration of CUP and RDC services
  • Determining responsibility for patients: where do they sit?
Carrie Barton, Non-Specific Symptom Clinical Nurse Specialist, Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Developing your team
2:50
Case study: Establishing the role of the CUP Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • What does the role of the CUP CNS look like in tertiary versus DGH hospitals
  • Understanding how to role fits alongside acute oncology services
  • Navigating the involvement of CNS in diagnosis, treatment and support
3:20
Questions and answers with your speakers
3:30
Interactive discussion: Benchmarking the role of CUP Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • How is your CUP nursing team established? How many nurses do you have and how they fit in within the service?
  • Share how you CUP and Acute Oncology services cross over/collaborate. What are the benefits and challenges of this?
  • How will your CUP CNS role develop for the future?
3:50
Feedback from interactive discussion: Benchmarking the role of CUP Clinical Nurse Specialists
4:00
Networking break
Incorporating genetic testing
4:20
Implementing Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in your CUP service
  • Understanding the implications of WGS on patients: supporting them through the journey
  • Exploring the CUP patient pathway: how WGS fits in and your role
  • Case studies: overcoming common implementation challenges faced
Advancing patient pathways
4:50
Improving and streamlining your MUO/CUP pathways
  • Developing an effective, supportive and communicative pathway
  • Overcoming pathway challenges and barriers for your patients
  • Case study: real-world pathway successes explored and the impact on patient outcomes
5:20
Questions and answers with your speakers
5:30
Close of day

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this live conference, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

To discuss speaking opportunities please email the conference producer Hope Frost or call Hope on 01732 897788.


Job Title:
Medical Oncologist
Organisation
German Cancer Research Center and University Hospital Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg
Biography

Job Title:
Director Medical Oncology
Organisation
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria Australia
Biography

Job Title:
Non-Specific Symptom Clinical Nurse Specialist
Organisation
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Biography

Job Title:
Consultant Onco-Geriatrician & GIM Physician
Organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, NHS Wales
Biography

Pricing structure

  • £199+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 19th April 2024
  • £299+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place after Friday 19th April 2024
  • Group discount - 4 places for the price of 3 (NHS or Public Sector)

For group bookings of five or more, please email Leonna Beadle, or call Leonna on 01732 897788.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm, or call Sarah on 01732 897788 for further details.

Venue details

Venue name: Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Address: Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT

Tel: 0871 942 9222

Email: reservations@hibloomsbury.co.uk

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury is situated near Russell Square Tube station on the Piccadilly Line, and is close to major transport hubs such as Kings Cross St Pancras station and Euston station, both of which are less than a mile away and reachable in five minutes by bus or taxi. You can also drive to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in 40 minutes.

Directions: Click here to plan your journey using Google Maps

Accommodation suggestions: You can book your bedroom directly with the hotel using the above contact details (SBK Healthcare does not facilitate accommodation bookings). The venue is centrally located and there are a number of alternative places to stay. Availability for alternative accommodation can be identified by searching online, for example www.trivago.co.uk or www.uk.hotels.com and inputting the address and date of your visit.

What happens once you have made your booking?

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking and you will be sent a formal confirmation. If you have not received this within 48 hours of making your booking please check your junk folder and then email bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk or call 01732 897788.

Approximately one week prior to the conference you will be sent an email which will include all the final details for attendance on the day, including a final agenda and venue information.

Please inform us by writing to bookings@sbk-healthcare.co.uk if you have any special dietary or other requirements.

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 

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

Now in its 8th year and being held face to face for the first time since 2019, this national conference has consistently brought together professionals working across the MUO/CUP pathway. You too will benefit if you work as:

  • MUO/CUP Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Consultants in Medical Oncology
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologists
  • Palliative Care Nurses
  • MUO/CUP Consultants
  • Palliative Care Consultants
  • Radiographers and Radiologists

Past attendee feedback

Join us in person in 2024 to elevate your service and learn from like-minded professionals. Our MUO/CUP events have always received excellent feedback, but don’t take our word for it, take a look at how other attendees have described our events:

“Excellent to network with so many people with an interest in MUO/CUP and have this amount of experience in one forum. Very valuable to have such updates and work with others with the same interest to improve pathways together”

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Enhancing your MUO/CUP Pathways, March 2023

“Wonderful, very collaborative and helpful to meet with others in this very specialist area”

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Enhancing your MUO/CUP Pathways, March 2023

“It was very informative and really highlighted the complexity of CUP patients and treatments”

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cancer of Unknown Primary: Is the unknown now known, June 2022

“Clear information, good dialogue between participants, up to date information”

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Cancer of Unknown Primary: Is the unknown now known, June 2022

“Very informative background and challenges of CUP MUO service”

Barts Health NHS Trust, Enhancing Referral and Management of MUO/CUP Patients, April 2021

“Very good insight into the various work that is going in towards better diagnosis and better treatment option for CUP/MUO patients”

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, Enhancing Referral and Management of MUO/CUP Patients, April 2021

“Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Stimulated lots of thoughts for my service going forward”

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Streamline your CUP Patient Pathway, December 2019, Birmingham

“It was illuminating to come across like-minded people with shared aims of patient centred care”

Velindre Cancer Centre, Streamline your CUP Patient Pathway, December 2019, Birmingham

“Very informative, up to date implementing of research studies/clinical trials”

Sarah Jennifer Knott Foundation, Improving Patient Experience with your MUO-CUP Service, June 2018, Bristol

“Very welcoming atmosphere – approachable speakers knowledgeable and confident in their topics”

Northumbria Healthcare Trust, Improving Patient Experience with your MUO-CUP Service, June 2018, Bristol

“Very informative essential learning for AOS services/MUO services and the acute oncology community”

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Progressing your CUP Service, October 2017, Manchester

“It has been fantastic to hear the people’s experiences as I am a new consultant in AO/CUP in a DGH whose CUP service desperately needs improving & I have been having all the thoughts & ideas discussed today so it has been wonderful to hear others are having the same battles & have found some answers”

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Progressing your CUP Service, October 2017, Manchester

“Very valuable in learning how other services run and motivating me for service improvements”

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO/CUP MDT, December 2016

“Highly appropriate and topical subjects, interesting discussions with other CUP professionals”

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Developing and Maintaining your Effective MUO/CUP MDT, December 2016

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

More about the World CUP Alliance

World CUP Alliance is an organisation made up of charities advocating for patients with Cancer of Unknown Primary. The aim of this organisation founded by SJK Foundation & Missie Tumor Onbekend is to bring together patient organisations from Europe and around the World to meet the unmet needs of patients with Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP).

Click here to read more about the World CUP Alliance

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing forums offer dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Sarah Kemm 

Contact: 01732 897788 

Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk