Achieving Successful Assessments of Patients on Immuno-Oncology

Achieving Successful Assessments of Patients on Immuno-Oncology
Online 5 hours From £159+VAT
Online course
Thu 12 Sep 2024 09:00-15:30

Designed for healthcare professionals leading assessments of patients on immunotherapy

Led by Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, this online course will equip you with practical, implementable tools, crucial guidance and new skills to ensure safe, competent and effective assessment of patients with IO toxicity flair-ups. With the rapidly increasing number of patients on immunotherapy, there is no better time to take a day out and arm yourself with the tools to increase your clinical practice competence and confidence.  

With thanks to our collaborator and supporter: 

Develop your knowledge and confidence to manage IO toxicities: what you will learn

Are you continually striving to improve your assessment of patients on immunotherapy? Would you benefit from practical, structured and tested guidance that will work in your service? If yes, then this online course is for you. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Understanding triaging principles and how to apply them in your assessments
  • Exploring complexities around toxicity flair-ups and determining when to investigate further
  • Navigating the unknown during your consultations
  • Assessing and enhancing your current assessment tools
  • Developing your assessment tools and solidifying your treatment plan
  • Continuing your teams’ competencies and education
  • Improving your communication to enhance assessment and management of IO toxicities

Developed with convenience in mind: join this online course remotely

Take away useful techniques and new processes to enhance your assessment skills:

  • Evidenced based examples and knowledge implementation: streamlined approaches, concise tips and implementable tools 
  • Interactive presentations: opportunity to ask critical questions and learn from the lessons of your leading expert
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and share your experiences with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the course with confidence to make changes to your service

With thanks to our partner

This conference has been created in collaboration with and through support from IOCN

Invitation to sponsor

SBK Healthcare National Conferences are designed to enable Immuno-Oncology providers to support healthcare professionals. If you would like to sponsor this forum, please email Vanessa Pearce or call Vanessa on 01732 897788 to find out about all the engagement and branding opportunities available in the full sponsorship package.

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Consultant in Medical Oncology and Clinical Director for Clinical Cancer Care, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
IO toxicity and treatment management
Understanding triaging principles and applying them to Immuno-Oncology assessments
  • Determining the differences in assessment: face-to-face, telephone, video or app
  • How to build and develop your skills to improve management of patients during treatment
  • Grasping the complexities around toxicity flair-ups and knowing when to investigate further
Questions and answers
Interactive discussion: Navigating the unknown during your patient management
  • Discuss your experiences of approaching unfamiliar assessments and management
  • When should you go for help to ensure patients are supported?
  • How do you follow the best pathway for your more complex patients?
Screen break
Assessment tools for your service
Developing your assessment tools and solidifying your treatment plan
  • Understanding why assessment tools are important for competency
  • How to optimise your assessment method to improve appropriateness of care
  • Formalising your pathways and building confidence in your decision making
Questions and answer
Interactive action planning: Assess and enhance your current assessment tools
Bring your assessment process along to the workshop and your workshop leader, Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, will work with you to hone your tools and ensure you have the best possible practices in place to provide high quality care.
Lunch break
Effective communication
Improving communication to enhance your assessment and management of IO toxicities
  • How to hone your communication skills and overcome the lack of non-verbal cues
  • Ensuring your assessments and continued management are safe and competent
  • Interactive task: putting your new communication skills into practice
Questions and answers
Screen break
Training and development
Continuing your teams’ competencies and education
  • Guidance for maintaining your education and how to ensure sustained competency
  • Regular updates for your clinical practice: building your own CPD portfolio
  • Supporting your team with additional training requirements
Questions and answers
Interactive group discussion: reflection and action points explored
  • What will you take away from today that you can implement in your role and wider team?
  • How will you take the steps towards improving the assessment of IO toxicities in your service?
Closing remarks and close of course

First-hand speaker experience

Anna Olsson-Brown is not only the founder of the IOCN but also an extremely experienced and well-regarded leader in Immuno-Oncology. At this interactive online course, you will benefit first-hand from her extensive experience and knowledge. 

Dr Anna Olsson-Brown

Consultant in Medical Oncology and Clinical Director for Clinical Cancer Care
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Pricing Structure

  • £199+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place when booked by Friday 26th July 2024 
  • £299+VAT - one NHS or Public Sector place when booked after Friday 26th July 2024
  • £159+VAT for IOCN Members 

For IOCN members, please select the £159 + VAT price and submit your booking, we will then reach out to you via email to ask for your membership number or an email confirming your membership status.

For group bookings of five or more people, please email Leonna Beadle or call Leonna 01732 897788.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Vanessa Pearce for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team.

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

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Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavor to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavor to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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With thanks to our supporter...

The Immuno-Oncology Clinical Network was established in 2022 by Dr Anna Olsson-Brown and a team of trustees with a passion for improving the care of cancer patients receiving immunotherapy treatment. Dr Olsson-Brown recognised the need to build a multi-disciplinary and multi-specialty community to support healthcare professionals manage the complexities of Immuno-oncology treatments including the auto-immune side effects. The Immuno-Oncology Clinical Network applied for charitable status in Spring 2023.

Audience Insight

With the rapidly growing numbers of patients on immunotherapy, now is the time to enhance your skills and improve your assessments. We would expect attendance from:

  • Lead Nurses, CNS, Matrons and Sisters in Cancer, Acute Oncology, Immunotherapy, Chemotherapy, CUP, Rapid Diagnostics and Haematology
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists and Consultants in Pain Management and Palliative Care
  • Consultant Clinical Oncologists, Consultant Medical Oncologists and Speciality Doctors
  • Pharmacists, Medical Managers and Service Managers

Past attendee feedback

If you choose to attend you will be in good company with over 1300 professionals taking part in our online oncology events in the past 4 years. Our focused online forums have received excellent feedback – but don’t take our word for it!

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“Excellent speakers with a real passion for lung cancer, reassuring that we all have the problems no matter where we work.”
- The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Progressing your Lung Cancer Service, September 2023
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“Very informative, makes you more aware of how other trusts work, well delivered, certainly gives confidence to explore your triage assessments and how to gain more knowledge and different ideas for triage.”
- Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Oncology Nurse-led Telephone Triage Assessment , April 2023
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“The presentations are so helpful and will help manage patients in clinical practice.”
- Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust, Identifying and Treating Immuno-Oncology (IO) Adverse Effects, December 2022

Why sponsor?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing oncology forums offering dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

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Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact: 

Vanessa Pearce 

Contact: 01732 897788