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Ovacome Members Day 2018

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We would like to invite you to the forthcoming Members Day on Saturday 3 March. We have an exciting line up of speakers to update you on the latest treatments for ovarian cancer and how to manage day-to-day with the effects of the disease. The day provides an opportunity to hear from some eminent speakers, to meet other members and to share experiences and information. It is also an opportunity to meet Ovacome staff and discuss your views with us, which can in turn influence the way Ovacome operates in the future.

Provisional programme

10.30 am - Welcome and registration

10.55 am - Introduction by Ovacome Chair and welcome to Ovacome's new CEO: Dr Cathy Hughes and Victoria Clare

11.00 am - Latest news and ovarian cancer updates: Dr Marcia Hall, Consultant Medical Oncologist

12.00 pm - Drug development and participation in phase 1 trials: Dr Rebecca Kristeleit, Consultant Medical Oncologist

1.20 pm - Lunch

2.30 pm - Anxiety and ovarian cancer: Sara Lister, Head of Pastoral Care and Psychological Support, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

3.30 pm - Diet and nutrition: Jane Clarke

4.00 pm - Ovacome Annual General Meeting

Refreshments including tea and coffee and lunch will be provided on the day so please come and join us for lunch, have a catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements; or if you have any accessibility issues. The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

The presentations will be filmed, so you can watch back on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCO7_bZ...

To book your free place please visit: eventbrite.co.uk/e/ovacome-...

If you have any question about the event, please get in touch on 0800 008 7054 or email us hello@ovacome.org.uk

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You're organised early. I always come, but can't possibly know how I will be in 5 months time. However, I hope I will still " be". Will book nearer the time, all being well

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TheOvacomeTeamPartner in reply to greenpink

Hello greenpink,

We just like to give people as much notice as possible but totally understand that things change and people may not be able to make the day. We hope this notice helps people with travel arrangements etc. :)

Best wishes,

The Ovacome Team

great line up, but I agree with greenpink.... I suspect it's the consultants you need to pin down, not us!

How do I become a member please?

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TheOvacomeTeamPartner in reply to Neona57

Hello Neona57,

You can become a member of Ovacome by completing the online registration here: ovacome.org.uk/support/spea...

Best wishes,

The Ovacome Team.

Have booked a ticket. Look forward to it. Sarah

Hi there, I never see one of these events near Southampton are they always so far a way? I would love to go but that's too far for me. Take care Cindyxx

The Ovacome members' day is always in London and a yearly fixture. I know in past years, people have travelled up the day before and met up for a meal etc. It is though for many of us a long journey...

It might be worth keeping an eye on Target Ovarian Cancer's events as they are spread throughout UK... think next couple are in Hull and then Brighton, SX

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OvacomeSupportPartner in reply to 85live4ever

Hi Cindy

I'm sorry you won't be able to make it. All the talks will put on our YouTube channel so you won't miss any of the information. In 2018 we will definitely be expanding our regional events and we'll post on the forum about any that are taking place.

Best wishes


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I have booked a ticket but wondered if anyone is planning to go along from the Gloucestershire area or thereabouts. Perhaps we could travel up by train together.

I'm travelling down from Leeds so stopping over. Any hotel recommendations please?

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OvacomeSupportPartner in reply to Wheelsofsteel

Hello Wheelsofsteel

We can let you know hotels in the area but we can't recommend any one business. If anyone has any recommendations for you we're happy to leave them up as part of this thread. Please let me know if you'd like contact details for the local hotels.

Best wishes


Hi Anna

Yes please.

Many thanks.


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OvacomeSupportPartner in reply to Wheelsofsteel

Hi Heather

I think the nearest would be easyhotel on City Road: easyhotel.com/hotels/united...

There is also a Travelodge nearby on City Road travelodge.co.uk/hotels/340...

There is a Premier Inn also close by premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels...

There is a Z hotel about the same distance as the Premier Inn: thezhotels.com/city

I hope this is helpful. If you need details of further hotels please let me know.

Best wishes


Booked and sorted! Thanks Anna! Heather

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OvacomeSupportPartner in reply to Wheelsofsteel

You're very welcome Heather!

Best wishes


Anyone going from Berkshire area ? X

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