JBTC hosts Jersey’s Brain Tumour Conference

Mon 12 September 2016

PRESS RELEASE:

The Jersey Brain Tumour Charity are proud to be hosting the islands first ever brain tumour conference and urging people to join us this month.

The aim of the event is to not only raise the profile of the work we do but looking to tackle the issues faced by islanders who receive a life changing benign or cancerous Brain Tumour Diagnosis.

Sue May the founder and chairman for the Jersey Brain Tumour Charity, said: “The idea to do a conference has always been part of our ongoing strategy and we are thankful to be hosting the event supported by the Jersey Association of Cancer Nurses.

“Through our experience of helping Islanders, with both malignant and benign brain tumours, we are aware of the gaps in both knowledge and support in Jersey. We are urging everyone who has a part to play in the local health and social services delivered locally to attend and hear what we and our key speakers have to say.

“We are honoured to have as our main key speaker respected top London based neurosurgeon Mr Neil Kitchen, who many islanders see for their surgery procedures. He is fully aware of the challengers out there and is supportive of the work we do supporting islanders emotionally, practically and financially.

With his supportive, knowledge and attendance alongside our other key speakers including Dr Howard Gibson, the Consultant Neurologist based here in Jersey, it shows the backing we have in trying to bring together better procedures and care for those who need it.

“The Jersey Brain Tumour Charity continues to do its part in raising awareness and we are grateful of the support we have already received from the general public but we wish to work together with everyone including other charities and the islands medical professionals to make sure the best possible service is provided for those affected by a brain tumour diagnosis and this conference is a golden opportunity in making this a reality.”

We would very much like the opportunity to promote the conference to encourage and highlight the importance of the event highlighting its CIPD benefits for professionals and would also like invite ANY members of the local media to the conference on the day to interview our key speakers and other attendees.

• Date/Time: Friday 30th September 2016 8:30am – 4pm
• Venue: Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier Jersey

Key speakers: Neil Kitchen MD FRCS (SN) Clinical Director for Neurosurgery at Queen Square, London.  Dr Howard Gibson, Consultant Neurologist in Jersey. Dr Rubin Soomal, recently appointed Oncologist at Jersey General Hospital, Dr Kieran Breen Director of Research at the UK based charity “Brain Tumour Research” and Sue May, chairman founder of JBTC among others.

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For any interviews or further information please contact Kevin Pamplin via telephone 510867