Seminar Theatre 1

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June

11:00 - 11:45

A New Alternative To Using Opioids

This seminar will look at the new approach that has been developed to act as an alternative to using opioids. This technique is called ‘multimodal analgesia’ and mixes a variety of medications alongside using nerve blocks, numbing lidocaine and spinal blocking. With patient dependency on painkillers rising, this seminar will be great for practices looking to rethink their own dispensation of painkillers.

12:00 - 12:45

Advances In Radiation Treatment

Recent developments within radiation treatment has led to the optimisation of prescribing the exact dosage needed. By using powerful software and detailed imaging, these developments can be used to allow for treatment to be bespoke for each patient whilst reducing any impact to healthy tissue.

13:00 - 13:45

An Insight Into The Future Of Diagnostic Imaging

This seminar will look at the recent improvements that have been made to how diagnostic imaging is implemented, detailing how computerised tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging can be used to treat each patient’s cancer by pinpointing its exact location.

14:00 - 14:45

Treatment For Malignant Melanomas

Malignant Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer, primarily affecting young adults. In terms of treatment, one of the most significant advancements has been within targeted therapy. This seminar will look at the development of inhibitors used for MAPK signalling, BRAF-specific inhibitors and MEK-specific inhibitors.

15:00 - 15:45

The Diseases and Conditions That Affect Parathyroid Glands

This seminar will explore the several conditions that can trouble the function of a person’s parathyroid glands. The host of potential conditions remain possible with around 1 in 100 people of all ages developing a tumour on their glands. The treatment and best practices for good parathyroid health will be explained and detailed, providing insight into surgical removal, the various medications and how paramount calcium and vitamin D are.

16:00 - 16:45

The Connection Between Brain and Gut

Recent developments in the research into the connection between the brain and stomach has led to a host of new discoveries that shed light upon the effects that cognitive therapy, medical hypnotherapy and anti-depressants have upon on patients suffering with IBS and bowel cancer.