I am a Lymphoma Nurse Clinician at the Christie Hospital and was delighted to attend last year’s National Conference which was held in Milton Keynes. It brought together patients, carers, healthcare professionals and the Lymphoma Association team to learn more about the latest developments in lymphoma care, including investigations, treatments and supportive care. It was a fantastic day and I had the great privilege of meeting people from all over the UK and learning from their own individual experiences.
Looking forward, I am very excited about this year’s Conference in Manchester in May. First and foremost it is another great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in lymphoma care. The way will include talks about improvements in ways a lymphoma diagnosis is made, updates on clinical trials and new ways of treating lymphomas, including immunotherapy and radiotherapy techniques. Expert speakers include Professor John Radford and Drs Adam Gibb, Maggie Harris and Cathy Burton.
Secondly, I am delighted that the Lymphoma Association have asked me to Chair the Conference to ensure the day runs smoothly which includes keeping our speakers to within their time slots. This is not always an easy task, but I’m prepared for the challenge!
Thirdly , Manchester is my home city. It has great transport links and if you are planning to spend the weekend, there is no shortage of places to visit in and around the city.
I hope you are able to join us in Manchester on Saturday 12 May.
See you there!