About this event

  • Date and time Fri 18 Sep 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

Join top experts to review cases of critically unwell oncology patients, and explore the current research and future challenges in their care.

This webinar, led by intensivists at The Royal Marsden Hospital, will cover an aspect of intensive care medicine that many clinicians will encounter, yet fear, throughout their careers - the presentation and management of the critically ill patient with cancer.

The aim is to introduce healthcare professionals to common and complex features that patients with cancer present to Critical Care, and to explore the future challenges these cases will provide to the Critical Care trainee.

  • Understand common presentations of critically ill patients with Haematological malignancy.
  • Be aware of the clinical outcomes of patients with cancer following critical care admissions.
  • Be aware of some of the upcoming therapies available to treat critically ill patients with cancer.
  • Consider future challenges in the care of such patients.

With lectures and discussions, this session will further cover a spectrum of novel therapies, such as CAR-T, to holistic care-plans instituted at The Royal Marsden.

This event will prove a must for trainees or students at any level interested in Critical Care or Oncology, Consultants wishing to refresh their approach to these patients, and allied health professionals involved in the care of such cases.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live.

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

Dr Tim Wigmore

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Royal Marsden

Speaker's biography

Dr Tim Wigmore is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist at The Royal Marsden.

He qualified from Oxford University Medical School having conducted his pre-clinical studies at Cambridge University (Clare College). He subsequently trained in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia before moving to Australia where he spent three years working in ITU in Sydney and gained the Australian Fellowship in Intensive Care.

His areas of interest include infectious diseases and care of the haemato-oncological patient in intensive care and he has a research focus on the long term effects of varying anaesthetic techniques on cancer outcomes.

Dr Pascale Gruber

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, The Royal Marsden

Speaker's biography

Dr Pascale Gruber is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where she is also Clinical Director for Surgery and In-Patients. The Royal Marsden Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for cancer in the United Kingdom and together with its partner, the Institute of Cancer Research, forms one of the largest comprehensive Cancer centres in Europe.

Dr Gruber qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996 and undertook her postgraduate medical training in medicine, anaesthesia and critical care in London. She spent a year as an Assistant Professor in Intensive Care Medicine at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong where she developed an interest in intensive care education. She was on the Executive Council of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 2016-2019, and was Chair of the Division of Professional Development of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

She was responsible for the E-learning Academy, European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) exam, Competency Based Training Program for Intensive Care Medicine in Europe (CoBaTriCe) and is on the European Board of Intensive Care Medicine. She is also current Chair of the Multi-profession Section of the ESICM Diversity Task Force.


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Aatif Husain

Haematological malignancy in the intensive care unit

Dr Tim Wigmore, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The Royal Marsden

Question and answer session
Management and future challenges of critically ill patients with cancer

Dr Pascale Gruber, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, The Royal Marsden

Question and answer session
Close of meeting