Online Forum

Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb; engage virtually with other Immunotherapy MDTs from across the country and take the time to develop your knowledge for improving the assessment, management and treatment of adverse reactions and toxicities including pneumonitis, colitis and skin-related side effects. Plus focus on how you can improve your telephone triage and assessment skills to enhance the patient pathway. 

•    Limited free NHS places available
•    Click here to register your place via Zoom

Don’t forget to check your junk folder if you don’t receive your registration email.

Recognising and Treating ImmunoOncology (IO) Side Effects
Online 3 hours Free

3 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Build your confidence for managing immunotherapy side effects and find out how other services are approaching assessment and intervention. This dedicated forum will focus on:

  • Improving the treatment and escalation of colitis
  • Developing the management of pneumonitis
  • Advancing your approach to triaging and treating skin toxicities
  • Updating and revising your telephone assessment skills

Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

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 a chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feedbacking and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Lisa Barrott, Macmillan Nurse and AHP Lead for Cancer, Specialist Palliative and EOLC, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Sponsored presentation from Bristol Myers Squib
Treating toxicities
Developing protocols and improving the management of colitis
  • Why does colitis present as a side effect of immunotherapy?
  • Understanding the severity; when to introduce and reduce steroids
  • Protocols to effectively manage toxicity: assessment, intervention, investigations and MDT approach
Treating adverse effects
Assessing, triaging and treating skin toxicities
  • Guidance for assessing rashes: what to look out for and what to ask
  • Understanding when to initiate treatment and when to escalate
  • Case study examples investigated: what are the lessons learnt?
Your questions and answers with the speakers
Interactive discussion: Improving the assessment of immunotherapy toxicities
In small groups, with a nominated moderator, you will be placed into a breakout room to discuss this important topic with your fellow attendees.
Screen break
Managing side effects
Assessing and managing pneumonitis secondary to immunotherapy
  • An overview of the guidelines for managing and treating immunotherapy pneumonitis
  • Assessing the symptoms and initiating early and effective treatment
  • Learning from case study examples: what to look out for, when to investigate and when to initiate treatment
Interactive discussion feedback on improving the assessment of immunotherapy toxicities
Moderators will go on screen to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms. Whilst the presenters are speaking, you can feedback your comments and questions using the chat box function.
Sponsored presentation opportunity
Improving telephone triage
Enhancing phone assessment skills and establishing a patient pathway
  • Updating and revising your telephone triage system
  • Developing and progressing your nursing teams’ assessment skills
  • Setting up a clear acute patient pathway: where should non-emergency patients be referred?
Your questions and answers with the speakers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of online forum
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Call for speakers

If you would like to give a presentation and share your work or the work of your service at this online 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.

First-hand speaker experience

Confirmed speakers to date include:

Job Title:
Macmillan Nurse and AHP Lead for Cancer, Specialist Palliative and EOLC
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Free NHS attendance

There are limited numbers for this online forum. Please cancel your place in writing if you can no longer attend. Non-attendance without written cancellation will result in £100 plus VAT charge.

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

As an NHS or public sector attendee, you are not required to pay for your place. However, as an interactive forum, there are a limited number of places available. Once booked, if you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your place in writing by emailing the bookings team. This will free a place for someone on the waiting list. Non-attendance without written cancellation will result in £100 plus VAT charge.

Modify registration

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


Substitutions 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. 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, 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 immunotherapy MDTs. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Lead Nurses, CNS, Matrons and Sisters in Cancer, Acute Oncology, Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists in Pain Management and Palliative Care
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologists, Consultant Medical Oncologists and Speciality Doctors
  • Pharmacists, Medical Managers and Service Managers

Past attendee feedback

In 2020 our immunotherapy online events were launched with ‘Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy’. The online forum received excellent feedback – but don’t take our word for it!

“The entire session was very well presented and it will really help with my practice!”

Basildon Hospital, Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy, December 2020

“Informative, friendly and highly appropriate content. Really exciting day as it felt like networking and being present at a physical conference, so thank you for making it so warm and welcoming”

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy, December 2020

“It has been great to hear from such a variety of people around the topic of Immunotherapy care”

Royal Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy, December 2020

“It was an excellent conference with really interesting sessions. I felt that the virtual aspect went well with support being readily available and helpful”

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy, December 2020

Meet your sponsor

SBK Healthcare would like to thank Bristol-Myers Squibb for sponsoring this unique interactive forum.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

To find out more visit Bristol-Myers Squibb

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