Considerations in Cancer Care


Considerations in Cancer Care

Friday, 1 September 2017


Shell Suite, UWI Cavehill, St. Michael

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Some believe it is a death sentence. There are a lot of decisions to be made regarding type of treatment, managing side effects, minimizing recurrence and palliative care. This event highlights some key considerations in cancer care – the multidisciplinary team, oral issues in the cancer patient, second opinions, surgical options, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dealing with death and more. Cancer can be a burden not only to the patient, but to the medical professional. What about them? What about burn-out and self-care to prevent such?

Join us as we explore these considerations and more at the Considerations in Cancer Care Medical Education event.

Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are welcomed. CPE credit will be available. Persons with a general interest in cancer care are also welcome to attend.

Sponsored by: 21st Century Oncology

BDS$50.00 – All Health Professionals/ Attendees; Students: BDS$35.00


Payment:; AB Music Supplies Sheraton; Sundek Boutique Limegrove; Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre; Pick-up: 246253-9384;





Time Item Speaker
5.00-5.05 Opening Remarks: Considerations in Cancer Care Dr. June Clarke, Oncologist
5.05-5.30 Communication in Cancer Care & Second Opinions Kathia Murray, Physician’s Assistant, 21st Century Oncology, USA
5.30-5.55 Surgical Considerations in Cancer Dr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon
5.55-6.20 Occupational Therapy Considerations in Cancer Care Hilary Bethell, Occupational Therapist
6.20-6.30 Break  
6.30-6.55 Occupational Therapy, Mental Health and Cancer Lennox Rochester, Occupational Therapist
6.55-7.20 Oral Considerations in Cancer Care Pamela Phillips, Dentist
7.20-8.30 Panel Discussion:

Fear of Chemotherapy: Is It Rational?

Multidisciplinary Team Considerations in Cancer Care

Case Studies

Patient’s Perspective

Physician Burn-Out & Self – Care

Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Ian Lewis, General Surgeon, Chairperson

Dr. June Clarke, Oncologist

Janelle Chase-Mayers, Creative Systemic Therapist

Jackie King, Physiotherapist

Lennox Rochester, Mental Health, OT

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