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Chemobrain. What do we know? What can we do?

Thursday 17th March 2016 at Friends House, London

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This event is a chance to learn what the latest research tells us about the cognitive effects of chemotherapy and, crucially, what clinical approaches may be helpful to patients. Confirmed speakers include Dr Robert Ferguson, Eastern Maine Medical Centre, who is one of the most published clinicians on rehabilitation approaches in this area, and Dr Oana Lindner, University of Leeds, who is lead author of the most recent meta-analysis on this topic.

Attendance at this event is aimed at clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, researchers, oncologists and clinical nurse specialists.

Please note bookings for this event have now closed. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506

Agenda

Thursday 17th March 2016

09:30Registration and refreshments
10:00Welcome and introduction - Dr Jonnie Raynes, Clinical Psychologist, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre
10:10"A personal experience of the cognitive effects of chemotherapy" Dean Byass
10:25"The medical and scientific background" Dr Kirsty Balachandran, Specialist Registrar in Oncology
10:55"Cognitive difficulties following cancer and its treatment - what do we know?" Dr Oana Lindner, Research Fellow, St James' Institute of Oncology
11:25Break and refreshments
11:45"Introducing and optimising neuropsychological assessment in cancer patients" Dr Daniela Montaldi, Professor of Memory Neuroscience, Institute of Behaviour Brain and Mental Health
12:25"How my breast cancer treatment affected my cognitive abilities" Victoria Yates, Founder of the Younger Breast Cancer Network
12:40Discussion
13:00Lunch
13:45"Memory and Attention Adaptation Training: CBT for Cancer Survivors with Memory Problems" Dr Robert Ferguson, Clinical Health Psychologist, University of Maine
16:00Event close

Venue

Friends House

173 Euston Road , London , NW1 2BJ •  Website•  Directions