Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for cancer policy - diagnosis, treatment and research

Morning, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Timed as an opportunity to examine early lessons gained from the implementation of key elements from the Scottish Government’s ‘Beating Cancer’ strategy, this seminar will assess next steps for improving cancer outcomes and care in Scotland, bringing together policymakers with key stakeholders in the NHS, local communities and more widely.


Delegates will discuss the policy priorities for improving early diagnosis following the expansion of the Detect Cancer Early programme and the Scottish Government’s £3m investment in enhancing diagnostics capacity.


Further sessions look at steps for improving cancer treatment including opportunities for reducing waiting times and increasing access to specialist cancer care as the Scottish Government’s clinical advisory group aims to provide its first recommendations to the Health Secretary in early 2018.


Delegates will also discuss next steps for ensuring patients are better placed to reap the benefits of cancer research and innovation, including policies needed to support translational research and improve access to new medicines.



Guest of Honour

Professor Aileen Keel

Chair, Scottish Cancer Taskforce and Director, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Guest of Honour

Professor Aileen Keel

Chair, Scottish Cancer Taskforce and Director, Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Keynote Speakers

Professor Robert Steele

Chair, UK National Screening Committee; Clinical Director, Scottish Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme and Co-Director, Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Alison Culpan

Director, ABPI Scotland

Dr Alan MacDonald

Chairman, Scottish Medicines Consortium

Chairs

Dr Philippa Whitford MP

Shadow SNP Spokesperson for Health (subject to Parliamentary business)

Annie Wells MSP

Shadow Spokesperson for Mental Health, Public Health and Equalities

Speakers

Sandra McDermott

Head of Financial Inclusion and Improving the Cancer Journey, Glasgow City Council

Dr Ioanna Nixon

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, NHS Lothian and Deputy National Sarcoma Lead for Scotland

Dr Craig Mowat

Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School

Dr Alasdair Forbes

Vice Chair, Policy, RCGP Scotland

Katharine Ross

National Workforce Development Lead, Scottish Care

Professor Tim Aitman

Co-Director, Scottish Genomes Partnership