[Administration] Childhood Cancer Conference Comes to University of Leicester

March 2000

No 63

A national childhood cancer conference providing a unique forum for families, support groups, charities and cancer experts, is to be held at the University of Leicester.

The United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG) based within the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Leicester is hosting the 11th Annual Conference of Childhood Cancer Charities and Support Groups.

Organised jointly with Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire, the one-day event will be held on Saturday 8 April 2000 in the University's Bennett Building. Over 100 delegates are expected to attend the event which is hosted by a different support group around the UK each year.

The theme of the Conference is 'A Partnership of Care' and speakers include professionals and parents.The event will be opened by Dr Rosemary Shannon, Consultant Paediatrician at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Local speakers include Jan McLaren of the Laura Centre, Jane Edwards, whose daughter Rachel was treated for cancer at Leicester Royal Infirmary 6 years ago and Dr David Walker, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Haemato-Oncology at Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham.

Topics addressed include provision of care for families and patients at a local level; advances in nursing practice; service guidelines for the care of the child with cancer; complementary therapies; new understandings of grief and management of the care of adolescents with cancer.

For further details and booking forms contact Mrs Rene Marston on 0116 252 5474 or Margaret Childs on 0116 252 3280 or write to Rene at UKCCSG, University of Leicester, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, 22-28 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP (Email: ukccsg@le.ac.uk).

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