BONUS Conference 2017 Schedule 

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome & Introduction

09:35 How Epidemiology Can Help You Improve Medical Practice

Professor Mieke Van Hemelrijck

10:05  Changes in the Management of Ovarian and Testicular cancers since 1970

Professor Gordon Rustin

10:35 Cancer Immunotherapy Comes of Age

Professor Karl Peggs

11:05 Coffee Break

11:30 Serendipity in Cancer Research

Professor Gordon McVie

12:00 The Role of Surgery in Treatment of Cancer

Professor Ian Fentiman

12:30 Clinical Oncology

Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan

13:00 Lunch &  Poster presentations

14:00 Workshops – Three successive 30 minute workshops

15: 30 Coffee Break & Oral presentations & Conference Fair

16:15 “Cancer Care – Which Way  Forward?”

Panel discussion

17:15 Prize presentation

17:30 Concluding remarks

18.00 Social at The Miller 

Conference Workshops 


Succeeding in a career in oncology – CV interview and tips

Dr Ursula McGovern

Dr Ursula McGovern is a consultant medical oncologist working at UCLH and the Royal Free NHS Trust. She specializes in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancer and is the principle of co-investigator in many national trials. She is also very involved in both postgraduate and undergraduate medical education and is the Undergraduate Lead for Oncology at UCL.

Learning how to critically analyze papers – Bisphosphonates and their role in breast cancer

Dr Chris Coyle

Chris Coyle is a Medical Oncology Registrar at Imperial College London with an interest in clinical trials. He studied medicine at University College London after completing a degree in Human Physiology. He has recently completed a three year clinical trials fellowship at the MRC clinical trials unit at UCL, working on the Add-Aspirin trial and the ICON8 trials programme.

Basic principles of oncological management in the acute setting

Dr Kai-Keen Shiu

Dr Kai-Keen Shiu qualified as a doctor at Guys and St Thomas’ Medical School and trained in St George’s Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and UCLH. He is a consultant in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit at UCLH and is also the clinical lead for the Cancer of Unknown Primary Service and the Acute Oncology Service at UCLH. He is also actively involved in gastrointestinal oncology clinical trial research and is the Principal Investigator of the UCL/UCLH Gastrointestinal Cancer Translational Research Biobank.


The role of palliative care in oncology

Dr Faye Gishen

Dr Gishen is a consultant in palliative medicine treating both malignant and non-malignant disease. She also has a special interest in cancer survivorship and rehabilitation. Dr Gishen also plays an academic role at UCL, overseeing modules on professionalism and reflective learning amongst the undergraduate medical students. 

The basics of radiobiology and radiotherapy treatment of cancer

Dr James Wang

Dr James Wang is a ST5 clinical oncology registrar specialising in the delivery of both radiotherapy and systemic therapy for the treatment of cancers. He graduated from Imperial College London with a Management BSc and subsequently did his Foundation Year training in North Central Thames, his Core Medical Training in the East of England and his Oncology training in North Central Thames. The tumour sites that he works with include: lung, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynaecology, head & neck, and acute oncology. His has a specialist interest in space radiation induced carcinogenesis.




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