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[LIVE] Challenges & Success of Complex Cancer Pain Management – A BOPA Education & Training Webinar


Start date: 18/05/22

Start time: 18:30pm

End date: 18/05/22

End time: 19:30pm

Wednesday 18th May 2022 at 18:30 – 19:30 BST – Click HERE to register


The BOPA Education and Training Subcommittee would like to invite you to one of our live webinar sessions on Challenges & Success of Complex Cancer Pain Management.


The session will be delivered by: Dr Marie Joseph, Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust


This webinar is FREE for all BOPA members.

(A BOPA FREE or PAID membership is required for registration. Join here)



I qualified in 1981 with a first class honours degree in Medicine from the University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka.

I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK in 1985, and was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2005.

My initial desire to pursue a career in cardiology was unexpectedly diverted by a patient in profound cancer pain. This led me to pursue a career in palliative medicine, with a passion for cancer pain management since 1989.

After working as medical director in a hospice for 18 years, my desire was to give my services, skills and knowledge to the NHS. Hence, I am pleased and privileged to have joined East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust as Consultant lead in palliative medicine, with special expertise in complex cancer pain management. In particular, I am keen to reduce the phenomenon of ‘opioid induced hyperalgesia’ by the judicious and timely use of co-analgesic adjuvants with modest opioid doses.

As an accredited RCP educator, I teach medical students, emphasising the importance of combining clinical excellence with empathy in caring for patients.

I am currently in the process of writing a book entitled ‘The Pain of Cancer’, hopefully to be published later this year.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing classical music on the piano. I am grateful to the support given to me by my husband and my daughter, who has recently qualified as a doctor. I derive my inner strength from my faith as a Christian Catholic.


Register for your free place now via the link at the top of the page. (Note: You must be at least a BOPA FREE member.) Join here

We look forward to welcoming you all on the 18th May.

Best Wishes
Alkesh Patel and Bastiaan Buijtenhuijs
Co-chairs of BOPA Education & Training Subcommittee


Name: British Oncology Pharmacy Association (BOPA)

Email: [email protected]

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