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Further details for Ovacome Members Day

Please find further details of Ovacome Members Day, taking place on Saturday 17th May at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in London.

We have an exciting line up of speakers to update you on the latest treatments for ovarian cancer and how to get by day to day with the effects of the disease.

On the podium will be Dr Richard Osborne from Dorset Cancer Care, who will provide an update on ovarian cancer, latest treatments and research. Dr Helen Fairhurst from the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine will also be joining us to talk about the impact of cancer on relationships.

In the afternoon we will be holding a communication skills workshop hosted by Deb Puleston which will focus on being more assertive when dealing with healthcare professionals. The session will give guidance on how to effectively discuss preferred treatment options and how to get the time needed to understand the care being given.

There will also be short presentations from Jo Morrison, Lindsay Fraser and Ruth Grigg on new studies and projects taking place (a full programme can be found on our website:

The day provides an opportunity to hear from some eminent speakers, to meet other members and share experiences and information. It is also an opportunity to meet Ovacome staff and feed your views to us, which can in turn influence the way Ovacome operates in the future.

Refreshments are provided so please come and join us for lunch, have a catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Reserving a place- If you would like to join us, please call 02072996654 or email us at

Ovacome is not able to provide accommodation, however we will send you a map and a list of suitable hotels in the area when confirming your place.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility issues or if you have any special dietary requirements; the NCVO is fully accessible for wheelchair users; tea, coffee and lunch will be provided on the day.

Date: Saturday 17th May 2014

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Cost: Free for members of Ovacome and £5 for non- members.

Venue: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Regents' Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

Don't forget to wear something teal!


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