Challenging Conversations in Cancer

Saturday 16 May 2020
St George’s Advanced Patient Simulation Centre (GAPS), St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, SW17 0RE

Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Ltd and St George’s Advanced Patient Simulation Centre (GAPS) are pleased to invite you to an interactive educational session exploring ‘Challenging Conversations in Cancer’, with a focus on managing difficult conversations with patients, relatives and other members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) within a clinical setting.


What will we offer?

The educational simulation will use the facilities and expertise of the St George’s training centre to deliver ‘learning through application’:

·        Tailored clinical scenarios commonly encountered by healthcare professionals in the Oncology department in a simulated clinical environment. The simulations are focused on lung cancer as a conduit to exploring, conversations and topics that are relevant to most oncology sub-specialties

·        Opportunity to rotate through six clinical scenarios simulated by actors coupled with experienced facilitator feedback Group learning with other participants who are typically part of an oncology multi-disciplinary team in their regular practice.

Who should attend?

Anyone who participates in and/or liaises regularly with an oncology MDT, and who is an integral part of the clinical decision-making process for a patient’s diagnosis or treatment with cancer.  

What kind of topics will be covered?

Example scenarios

·      How would you explain to a patient who had suffered adverse events to treatment that they were no longer on treatment for their metastatic cancer?

·      How would you manage your team and liaise with multi-disciplinary colleagues to escalate care of an unwell patient with metastatic cancer to ITU?


> Having your say in the MDT                                          > Managing expectations      

> Breaking bad news                                                        > Communicating risk vs benefit

> Escalating care                                                              > Offering holistic care

Contact details

For any queries relating to this event please contact:

Andrew Clark
Unit 2, Uxbridge Business Park
Sanderson Road
United Kingdom