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The PLANETS South Central Support Group


The PLANETS support group meet regularly to network and listen to presentations by medical practitioners in their specific field of expertise.  We also hold ‘Patient Days’ where a member of the medical team will meet with a patient group offering patients the opportunity to meet other patients and form friendships and alliances as well as discuss any issues that you are experiencing. This can help to ease any feelings of isolation.

Pancreatic patient, Richard Brown, recently commented after a Pancreatic Support Group meeting ‘The meeting was excellent. Each one helps a little bit more and allows interaction between seasoned patients like myself and the ‘new guys’.  These meetings give the opportunity to gain advice from the Clinical Nurse Specialists and doctors as well as encountering other patients as they progress to full health.’  Richard also commented that he enjoyed listening to Consultant Surgeon Neil Pearce talking who ‘inspires confidence into the patient for their long journey back to full health.‘ He goes on to say that ‘his calm manner helps the patients to understand the journey from his vast professional experience and his great sense of humour.’

Upcoming Events:

 

NET Patient Conference – Friday 7th July

PLANETS will be holding their annual NET conference on Friday 7th July at the Chilworth Manor Hotel, Southampton. This will be an opportunity for patients listen to presentations by medical practitioners in their specific field of expertise.

Timetable will be as follows:

09.00 – 09.30: Registration: Tea and Coffee

09.30-10:00: Neil Pearce /Layla Stephen: Welcome and PLANETS Update

10:00- 10:30: Tom Armstrong – History of NETs including surgical options

10:30 -11:15: Judith Cave + Christian Ottensmeier – NET Immunotherapy

11.15-11.30: Coffee Break

11:30- 12:15: Tara Whyand – NET Nutrition

12:15-13.15: Lunch

13.15 –13:45: Cathy Bouvier – Net Patient Foundation Update

13:45- 14:15: Caroline Archer – Chemotherapy for NETS

14.15–14.45: Brian Stedman – NET Radiology Update

14.45–15:00: Coffee Break

15:00- 15.10: Ronny Allan – A Patient Story

15.10-15.40: Val Lewington/Teresa Brothwood –NET PRRT update

15.40-16.10: Q&A session

Please e-mail contact@planetscharity.org to confirm your place.


 

Past Events:

PLANETS NET Patient Conference – Friday 1st July 2016

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.

Below are links to some of the presentations:

Cathy Bouvier NET PF Southampton 2016

NETs Nutrition Update – Tara Whyand

NET patient conference Richard Ellis


PLANETS NET Patient Conference – Friday 3rd July 2015

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.

Below are links to some of the presentations:

Symptoms in NETS Presentation

Brian Stedman Presentation

Cancer Pathology

Overview of Neuroendocrine Tumours – Dr Raj Srirajaskanthan

Systemic treatment for NETs 


NET Patient Conference: Friday 11th July 2014

Thank you to everyone that attended this day.

Below are links to some of the presentations:

Nutrition in NETs by Tara Whyand – Specialist NET and Oncology Dietician (Royal Free)

Professor Val Lewington Presentation – Nuclear Medicine