BeyHealth Quarterly Journal (BHQJ) BHQJ 2018: 001:1 (May 2018) - Page 18

10:10 – 11:10 Session 2 Medical Law Masterclass Sociocultural & legal perspectives on cancer – Wills, Advance life directives & lasting power of attorney This session focuses on legal and socio-cultural perspectives on cancer and terminal disease within the context of Nigerian society. It discusses the legal implications and often undiscussable complexities surrounding a new or existing diagnosis of cancer and explores a range of legal instruments useful in supporting patients, carers and families towards the end of life. Chair: Speaker: Dr Tim Ojo MBBS, MSc, MBA, FinstLM, SFFFMLM, FRCPsych Dr Cheluchi Onyemelukwe Managing Partner, Health, Ethics & Law Consulting 11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break 11:30 – 12:20 Session 3 Session 3 – Upper GI Cancers (1) – Aetiology, Presentation & Diagnosis Gastric and Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers account for approximately 10 percent of cancer deaths worldwide. In this session, Mr Okaro considers the unrecognised burden of oesophageal and gastric cancers in Nigeria. Using example case scenarios, he discusses the aetiology and presentation of these cancers and rationale for arriving at appropriate treatment decisions in each case. Speaker: 12:20 – 13:20 Mr Abuchi Okaro MS, FRCS, FWACS Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent, UK. Session 4 Improving cancer symptoms & survival (2) – Adjuvant systemic therapy in invasive breast & colorectal disease Dr Ogunnorin discusses the micro-metastasis of cancer cells following surgery and the rationale for ‘systemic’ adjuvant chemotherapy in the post-surgical period. His session focuses on the use of chemo-radiotheraphy in breast and colorectal cancer and complements the earlier session on neo-adjuvant treatment of breast disease. Speaker: Dr Olutoye Ogunnorin MBBS, FWACS Consultant Radiation Oncologist, University College Hospital, Ibadan 13:20 – 14:20 Lunch Break 14:20 – 15:20 Session 5 Upper GI Cancers (2) – Screening, Risk factors & Evidence-Based Treatment Mr Okaro continues his exploration of oesophageal and gastric cancers. He emphasises the importance of screening and early detection of malignant disease and its effect on treatment outcomes and long-term survival of patients. In this session, Mr Okaro offers useful guidelines for diagnosis, referral and treatment of this condition. Speaker: 15:20 – 16:30 Mr Abuchi Okaro MS, FRCS, FWACS Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Kent, UK Session 6 Palliation, Pain management & End-of-life care This session explores the challenges and complexities of managing terminally-ill patients at the end of life. It considers the physical and psychological requirements of holistic care in relation to pain relief, anxiety and depression and other distressing symptoms that may be experienced in this very difficult period. Chair: Speaker: Discussants: 16:30 Mr Austin Obichere MD, FRCS, FRCS (Gen) Mr Abuchi Okaro 1. Dr Tim Ojo 2. Ms Taiwo Dairo 3. Mrs Valentina Baffour-Gyawu 4. Dr Tokunbo Shitta-Bey Closing Remarks