Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for cancer policy - prevention, diagnosis and research

Morning, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Delegates will assess progress made in implementation of the Scottish Government’s Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action strategy - and priorities for further action. It also takes place as the Scottish Government unveils plans to introduce ‘Frank’s Law’, which would extend free personal care to under 65s from April 2019.


Delegates will examine the impact of the Scottish Cancer Taskforce in implementing recommendations from the Beating Cancer strategy - including measures to improve access standards and priorities for screening and diagnosis following the expansion of the Detect Cancer Early programme - as well as the impact of the Scottish Government’s £3m investment in improving diagnostics capacity.


Further sessions will address the challenges and opportunities for prevention and reducing health inequalities, increasing access to treatment including radiotherapy and delivering recommendations from the Montgomery Review; improving the experience of patients with cancer and survivorship; and key issues for cancer research. Delegates will also consider the next steps for improving care for children with cancer, in light of the Cancer Plan for Children and Young People in Scotland 2016-2019.  



Guest of Honour

Dr Aileen Keel

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

Guest of Honour

Dr 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

Gail Caldwell

Co-Vice Chair, Scottish Medicines Consortium and Director of Pharmacy, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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 Alasdair Forbes

Vice Chair, Policy, RCGP Scotland