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Primary Care Updates 2024: Cancer and Lifestyle Medicine

12th Jun 2024
6:30am - 7:30pm (GMT)
12th Jun 2024
6:30am - 7:30pm (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
Attendance certificate available
Free
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About the MedAll Primary Care CPD Programme

We are passionate about making great medical education easily accessible and we power thousands of medical courses and events every year. In light of the increasing commitments faced by healthcare professionals, including the rising cost of living and strained practice finances, we felt compelled to do something. It's why we have introduced a flexible, easy access CPD programme for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in primary care. We recognise that the high expense of traditional CPD update courses is a significant barrier, and by collaborating as an entire primary care community we hope we can offer a practical, accessible alternative that delivers exceptional value.

Dr Shireen Kassam is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of lymphoma. She is also a Visiting-Professor at University of Winchester, Hampshire, where she has developed and facilitates the UK’s first University-based course on plant-based nutrition. In 2023 she launched a course on lifestyle medicine for cancer.

Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician and is also a CHIP facilitator.

Shireen founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK in 2018, a non-profit, membership organisation whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on whole food plant-based nutrition.

Who Should Join?

✅ GPs

✅ GP Trainees

✅ Primary care and practice nurses

✅ Practice pharmacists

✅ Other allied healthcare professionals in Primary Care

Accreditation Note

This event is not formally accredited by an external organisation for CPD points. The current guidance for GP CPD is that it is appropriate that the credits you self-allocate should equal however many hours you spent on learning activities, as long as they are demonstrated by a reflective note on lessons learned and any changes made or planned (if applicable).

Summary

The "Cancer and Lifestyle Medicine" talk is designed to equip General Practitioners with crucial knowledge and practical strategies focusing on the interplay between lifestyle choices and cancer risk. It emphasizes the importance of lifestyle factors in cancer prevention, such as diet, physical activity, and avoidance of tobacco and excessive alcohol. GPs will learn effective methods to counsel patients on making impactful lifestyle modifications that can significantly reduce their risk of developing cancer. The session also covers the integration of routine cancer screening and risk assessment into primary care practices, aiming to identify and manage high-risk individuals proactively. Additionally, there is a focus on supporting cancer survivors, guiding them in sustaining healthy lifestyle changes post-treatment to improve their quality of life and minimize recurrence risks. This comprehensive approach aims to empower GPs to actively contribute to cancer prevention and support overall patient wellness through informed lifestyle medicine.

Learning objectives

This teaching session is designed to provide General Practitioners (GPs): - Understand the Role of Lifestyle in Cancer Prevention: Develop a clear understanding of how lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, and tobacco use influence the risk of developing cancer, and learn how to communicate these risks effectively to patients. - Promote Lifestyle Modifications for Cancer Prevention: Gain skills in advising patients on actionable lifestyle changes that can reduce their cancer risk, including dietary adjustments, physical activity recommendations, and cessation of smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. - Incorporate Screening and Risk Assessment in Routine Care: Enhance the ability to integrate cancer screening and risk assessments into regular patient visits, identifying high-risk individuals who would benefit from targeted lifestyle interventions. - Supportive Care and Survivorship: Acquire strategies for supporting cancer survivors in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes post-treatment, which are crucial for improving quality of life and reducing the risk of cancer recurrence.
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12th Jun 2024
6:30am - 7:30pm (GMT)
Hosted on MedAll
Attendance certificate available
Free
ONLINE