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Mr Vasdev is the spokesperson for the Be Clear on Cancer ‘blood in pee’ campaign is returning to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms and encourage those with symptoms to visit their GP; a key symptom of both cancers is ‘blood in pee’. The Be Clear on Cancer campaigns are run by Public Health England, in partnership with the Department of Health and NHS England and are part of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, run in partnership with Cancer Research UK, to improve England’s cancer survival rates.

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http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2016-02-16/public-health-england-campaign-launched-to-highlight-early-signs-of-cancer/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/be-clear-on-cancer-blood-in-pee-campaign-returns

East of England Study Day 2016

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre Department of Urology. Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Wednesday 6th April 2016

 

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Location: The Weston Auditorium, University of Hertfordshire de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU

Introduction

The 2016 East of England Study Day will be held at the Weston Auditorium at the University of Hertfordshire.  The invited Key expert speaker for the study day is Professor Mani Menon, a world- leading robotic urological surgeon.  Professor Menon is the Director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, USA.  He is also Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland; Clinical Professor, New York University, School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo.

Professor Menon started the first robotic prostate programme in the United States in 2001 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute.  The robotic approach that Professor Menon developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionised the field of Urology and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.  Its establishment meant an unprecedented improvement in the traditional, open prostatectomy, setting new standards in patient safety, recovery and outcome.

The enhanced nerve-sparing technique developed by Professor Menon, the “Veil of Aphrodite”, has dramatically improved erectile function outcomes following radical prostatectomy.  Professor Menon also developed the first catheter-free approach.  The Vattikuti Urology Institute, under Professor Menon’s leadership, has performed more than 10,000 robotic surgeries – more than any other hospital in the world.

Programme

08.00 – 08.35 Registration

08.35 – 08.45 Welcome and Introduction       Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Session 1: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis    Chair: Mr Tim Lane

08.45 – 08.55 Case 1 presentation         Mr Tim Lane

08.55 – 09.10 PSA and current disease patterns in the UK     Mr Freddie Banks

09.10 – 10.00 PSA – The Male Mammogram?      Prof Mani Menon

10.00 – 10.15 Pre Biopsy MRI – Is a prostate biopsy essential?     Dr Amit Patel

10.15 – 10.30 Discussion

Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Tim Lane, Mr Freddie Banks, Dr Amit Patel

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee

Session 2: Management of Localised/Localised Prostate Cancer    Chair: Mr Nikhil Vasdev

11.00 – 11.10 Case 2 presentation         Mr Nikhil Vasdev

11.10 – 11.30 The Lister “Frozen section” Radical Prostatectomy Programme Mr Jim Adshead

11.30 – 12.30 Update on Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy   Prof Mani Menon

12.30 – 12.50 Radical Radiotherapy in Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer  Dr Roberto Alonzi 12.50 – 13.00 Discussion

Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Mr Jim Adshead, Dr Roberto Alonzi, Mr Tim Lane

13:00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 3: Upper Tract Malignancy    Chair: Mr Damian Hanbury

14.00 – 14.10 Haematuria and patient awareness  – The “Blood in pee” campaign Mr Nikhil Vasdev

14.10 – 14.25 Robotic Partial Nephrectomy      Mr Jim Adshead

14.25 – 14.35 CT Guided Cryotherapy – Lister Experience with technique  Dr Chris King

14.35 – 15.15 Advanced robotics for kidney tumours and transplantation  Prof Mani Menon 15.15 – 15.45 Balloon Debate – Trans versus Retro peritoneal Laparoscopic  Nephrectomy     Retroperitoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (03.15 – 03.30) Mr Tim Lane

Transperitoneal Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (03.30 – 03.45)  Mr Jacques Roux

15.45 – 16.00 Discussion

Panellists: Prof Menon, Mr Damian Hanbury, Dr Chris King, Mr Tim Lane

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee

Session 4: Research, Training and Education    Chair: Mr Asher Alam

16.30 – 16.40 Robotic Research Update and Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Foundation Collaboration Project

Prof Mani Menon 16.40 – 16.55 Prostate Cancer Pathways       Mr Amjad Peracha

16.55 – 17.10 Increasing indication of PET scans in Urological Malignancy  Dr Seb Chang

17.10 – 17.15 Medical Director’s Address       Miss Jane McCue

17.15 – 17.20 Plaque Presentation Ceremony to Prof Menon    Miss Jane McCue

17.20 – 17.30 Closing Remarks:      Prof Mani Menon, Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Mr Jim Adshead, Mr Tim Lane Meeting Close

 

Meeting Faculty  (in alphabetical order)

Mr Jim Adshead, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital

Mr Asher Alam, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Dr Roberto Alonzi, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Lister Hospital

Dr Samita Agarwal, Consultant Pathologist, Lister Hospital

Mr Freddie Banks, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Watford General Hospital

Dr Sebastian Chang, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital

Ms Linda Fowler, Research Nurse Specialist, Lister Hospital

Mr Damian Hanbury, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital

Dr Rob Hughes, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Lister Hospital

Dr Chris King, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital

Mr Tim Lane, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital

Dr Amit Patel, Consultant Radiologist, Lister Hospital

Ms Christine Roach, Senior Administrative Support, Beds & Herts Cancer Network

Mr Jacques Roux, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Watford General Hospital

Mr Nikhil Vasdev, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital

 

Faculty Chair – Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Mr Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a subspecialist interest in Robotic Urological Surgery/ Urologic Oncology at the Lister Hospital and Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.

Mr Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust’s Network Lead for the Lister Robotic Urology/Vatikutti Foundation Collaboration.

The aim of this collaboration, which was established in June 2015, is to collaborate on prospective data collection and create a high level of evidence in Robotic Urology, providing support for an international training curriculum for robotic surgery, participating in the global exchange fellowship programs and innovating new surgical procedures in collaboration with other partner institutions.

Most importantly, the collaboration will benefit our patients, helping to ensure that they continue to benefit from one of the highest quality of robotic services to be found in the country

 

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Key Expert Speaker – Professor Mani Menon

Professor Mani Menon started the first programme in robotic surgery in the world in 2000 at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, focusing initially on prostate cancer.

The robotic approach that his team and he developed, the Vattikuti Institute Prostatectomy (VIP), revolutionised the field of Urology and has become the gold standard for the surgical treatment of prostate cancer.  Its establishment meant an unprecedented improvement in the traditional, open prostatectomy, setting new standards in patient safety, recovery and outcome.  He then built a team that duplicated these results for the treatment of other cancers, particularly bladder and kidney cancers, as well as for renal transplantation.

This work proved to be transformational as it was adopted by surgeons in other disciplines.

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