As part of our awareness week this year we are holding our first conference on Thursday 18 June.
Taking place at the University of Salford, we are aiming to hold an informative conference with a mix of midwifery, obstetrics and oncology professionals present as well as representatives from charities which focus on the cancers that we are seeing most often in the women we are supporting.
The aim ultimately is that those present leave the conference with a heightened awareness of both the challenges that cancer in pregnancy/post birth presents, the difficulties of pregnancy shielding potential cancer symptoms and a wider knowledge of the potential treatment options for women i.e. that chemotherapy is possible during pregnancy being just one!
We have confirmation as speakers from our patron Dr Jacque Gerrard (Director of England, RCM), Caroline De Bie (Pregnancy & Medicine Initiative, Belgium), our advisor, oncologist Dr Richard Simcock and finally the award winning Bradford RI maternity team who cared for a pregnant mum with terminal cancer recently
We will also have a number of workshops in the afternoon covering other parts of the support that both we offer but also those that we work in partnership with for example Children’s Therapy, North West Milk Bank, Beauty Despite Cancer, Younger Breast Cancer Network & The Strength of Forum Support.
The day will close with an account from one of the Mums we support about her own journey.
If you wish to register to attend the conference please follow the link below http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mummys-star-inaugural-conference-tickets-16155629924