RPS/LPF – “Recent advances in the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas” Dr John Willan

25th April 2017 7.00 pm refreshments for 7.30pm start, approximate finish 9pm

John Lister Postgraduate Centre, Wexham Park Hospital (entrance 4) Slough SL2 4HL

John Willan is a haematology registrar in the Oxford Deanery, currently working at Wexham Park hospital . John is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and prior to studying medicine at Oxford, he obtained a DPhil in genetic research that he carried out as a pre-doctoral fellow of the Medical Research Council. His first degree was in Natural Sciences, specialising in genetics, at Cambridge University.

The talk will be divided into the treatment of lymphomas, myelomas and leukaemias and the supportive medications (anti-viral, anti-fungal, other antimicrobials, antiemetics, laxatives, GCSF). Each section will start with information on the haematological disease and the logic of why different medicines are used. There has been a huge expansion in available medications recently, and many of these can be taken orally by patients at home and are suitable for the increasingly frail.

Bookings via the RPS website

Note: This meeting is open to non-members if they email Jane Nicholson advising that they wish to attend (jane@nicholj.plus.com) and indicating whether they would like refreshments.

Car Parking at the hospital – Entrance 4 is to the South side of the Hospital in Wexham Park Lane (marked psychiatry and maternity) off Church Lane.

Please note that the car park in front of the Postgraduate Centre has been dug up! The new parking instructions are to turn into Entrance 4 as before and then turn left into the pay and display car park on the left. The parking is £3.00 for 2 hours and £5.00 for 3 hours, exact money needed. From the entrance to the car park, walk across the road and you will see the Postgraduate Centre a few metres ahead and on the right.

Please note that Attendance Certificates will be provided on the evening following completion of an assessment form.