BOPA Members Awarded and Presenting at the SIOG Conference 2023

We are delighted to celebrate BOPA members’ (Kavita, Darren, Vanya, Samantha and Kumud) recent successes at the International Society of Geriatric Oncology Conference in Valencia, Spain, on 9th to 11th November 2023.

Darren Walsh 
Winner of the SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Investigator award 2023

Samantha Penn 
Poster presentation at Young SIOG Poster Walk on 11th Nov 
The Pharmacist role in the Senior Adult Oncology Service at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Kavita Kantilal 
Oral presentations:

Geriatric Assessment workshop on 9th Nov
Medication domain – KK provided an overview of how to assess medication and adherence. This was an  interactive workshop using a case-based approach where participants gained practical hands on experience of using tools (Beers and STOPP/START) to assess polypharmacy and potentially  inappropriate medication. Session chaired by Dr Sukeshi Arora and Dr Martine Puts

Myeloma MDT on 11th Nov 
Management of older adults with multiple myeloma were presented from three different perspectives;  a haematologist, a geriatrician and a pharmacist (KK). Presentations were followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Tanya Wildes and Dr Maria Victoria Mateos.

Poster presentation:

A global perspective of medication reviews by pharmacists in geriatric oncology clinics 
Authors: Kavita Kantilal, Darren Walsh, Chloe Herledan,  Ginah Nightingale , Vanya Slavova-Boneva , Maria-Estela Moreno-Martínez, Samantha Penn, Joey Chien, Kumud Kantilal 

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