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Date / Time 24/02/2021
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Event Location Celtic Springs, Spooner Cl, Newport, South Wales, NP10 8FZ, South Wales

An online learning opportunity about head & neck cancer. For GPs and medical professionals – Join us on Wednesday 24 February at 18:45.

 

Guest speakers

Your guest speakers will be Miss Lisa Pitkin Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon and Dr Ajay Mehta Clinical Oncologist. This event will be held online via Microsoft Teams, which you can join via a weblink or the app. 

Event agenda:

  • 18:45: Introductions and welcome
  • 18:50 – 19:30: Miss Lisa Pitkin: Signs, symptoms and referral
  • 19:30 – 20:10: Dr Ajay Mehta: Treatment, outcomes and advances including proton beam therapy (PBT)

Attend this event:

This is an online event for GPs and medicals professionals, hosted by Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales. Joining instructions will be sent to you via email before the event. Microsoft Teams will be used to host this event. Sign up today as spaces will go quickly!

Signing up is easy, just visit our Eventbrite page, click ‘register’, enter a few key details and you will receive an email with your ticket.

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More about our guest speakers:

Miss Lisa Pitkin – Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon

Lisa Pitkin is a Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon based in Surrey who specialises in treating diseases of the head and neck, including cancer.

Her team offer a complete diagnostic and treatment service for the many head and neck conditions including: benign and malignant thyroid disease, Parathyroid disease, diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer (including tonsil, tongue base, larynx and pharynx), voice and swallow disorder; Globus and Salivary gland problems including sialadenitis, stones and tumours.

Miss Pitkin qualified from St. Mary’s Medical School in 1994 and became a Consultant in 2008 and regularly undertakes complex head and neck cancer surgery, airway surgery and benign head and neck surgery.

Dr Ajay Mehta – Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Ajay Mehta qualified from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1992. He trained in Oncology at St Bartholomew’s, Hammersmith, Mount Vernon and the Royal Marsden Hospitals. He has been a Consultant in Clinical Oncology since 2004 and is currently practising at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where he is also the Lead Clinician for Radiotherapy.

Dr Mehta has expertise in immunotherapy, targeted therapies and combination chemotherapy. Dr Mehta is also proficient in advanced radiotherapy techniques including PBT, SABR, IMRT and IGRT. He is actively involved in research and is the PI for several national and international trials.

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