Lymphoma Focus Day 2021

Our Lymphoma Focus Day, on Saturday 8 May, is a great opportunity to learn more about lymphoma and to meet up with others who are affected by this type of blood cancer.

Virtual national conference 2021

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we aren’t able to run our usual face to face national conference, however we are really excited to bring people together virtually to inform, support and connect with each other.  

Whether you are newly diagnosed, on active monitoring, having treatment, finished treatment or are a family member, friend or carer – our Lymphoma Focus Day has been created with you in mind. Hear from expert speakers and meet others who are going through similar experiences in a warm and friendly environment.

There are two parts to the day:

  • Over 3 hours of pre-recorded information videos from expert speakers and individuals affected by lymphoma
  • Opportunity to ‘meet up’ with others affected by lymphoma through our one hour Zoom sessions.

You can register for free, but if you are able, we would really appreciate it if you could make a suggested donation of £10 to help towards our costs to run this event. You can book your place here.

Information videos

Our videos give you the unique opportunity to hear from expert speakers and individuals about a wide range of lymphoma topics.

The videos will be available from 9am on Saturday 8 May until Saturday 31 July 2021 via a password protected web page, so you can watch them where and when it suits you!

Video topics include:

  • Hodgkin lymphoma – Professor John Radford, Professor of Medical Oncology, The Christie
  • Low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma – Dr Rob Lown, Consultant Haematologist, ‎University Hospital Southampton
  • High-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma – Dr Adam Gibb, Clinical Research Fellow, The Christie
  • Active monitoring and keeping vigilant – Sarah Wells, Lymphoma Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Christie
  • Personal stories from individuals affected by lymphoma
  • Practical toolkit: Fatigue and physical exercise – Jennifer Woods, Senior Haematology Oncology Occupational Therapist, and Aimee Green, Specialist Haematology Physiotherapist, The Christie
  • Emotional toolkit – Angela Waind, Consultant Counselling Psychologist, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
  • New and future treatments for lymphoma – Professor John Radford, Professor of Medical Oncology, The Christie

Please note, this list of information videos is subject to change and after 31 July, they may be shared more widely

Online ‘Meet up’ sessions

Throughout the day we will be facilitating a number of one hour Zoom ‘meet up’ sessions. Our aim is for the sessions to be a place to meet others with a similar diagnosis and make connections.

Each ‘meet up’ will be limited to 18 participants and will be run by a experienced facilitator so everyone will have the opportunity to be involved.

‘Meet up’ timetable
10am - 11am 11.30am - 12.30pm 1.30pm - 2.30pm 3pm - 4pm
Follicular lymphoma Follicular lymphoma Follicular lymphoma Follicular lymphoma
Family, friends and carers Family, friends and carers Family, friends and carers Family, friends and carers
Marginal Zone lymphoma (including MALT) CLL and SLL Waldenstroms macroglobulinaemia Skin lymphoma
DLBCL Burkitt lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma T-cell lymphoma
Hodgkin lymphoma Low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma High-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma DLBCL

‘Meet up’ sessions are bookable on a first come first serve basis.  In order to give everyone the opportunity to take part, we are asking that you only book to join one ‘meet up’ session.

Please note, as we are a UK charity, these ‘meet ups’ are solely for UK residents.

We are grateful to the following companies for supporting Lymphoma Action’s 2021 educational programme for people affected by lymphoma. They have had no influence over the event programme or content: Bristol Myers Squibb, Incyte, Janssen and Takeda.

Read our policy on how we work with pharmaceutical companies here.