Orchid CEO announced as guest speaker at Patient Symposium

Orchid’s Chief Executive, Rebecca Porta will be speaking at the Patient Symposium organised by Europa Uomo and Tackle Prostate Cancer. The event takes place at the Excel Centre on the 28 March as part of the 32nd annual EAU (European Association of Urology) Congress which is attended by over 14,000 healthcare professionals.

You are invited to attend a special patient symposium from 10am to 1pm on TUESDAY 28th MARCH in London that Tackle Prostate Cancer is organising in conjunction with Europa Uomo, the European Prostate Cancer Patients Coalition. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from a range of speakers on current topics. The symposium will be held at The Excel Centre London Docklands as part of the European Association of Urologists (EAU) Congress.
The symposium is chaired by Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, from Tackle’s Clinical Advisory Board. The current list of speakers include:
Dr Lina Carmona Echeverria, from UCH London, speaking about latest developments in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Lawrence Drudge-Coates, a top Uro/Onco Clinical Nurse Specialist, visiting professor and honorary lecturer, speaking about the importance of bone health for prostate cancer patients
Rebecca Porta, CEO of Orchid Male Cancer, speaking about “Engaging Men in Health Messages”, a new initiative in conjunction with Cancer Black Care, to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Black African and Caribbean men
Chris Booth, Emeritus Consultant Urologist and Chairman of CHAPS Men’s Health charity, speaking about PSA testing and the current debate around prostate cancer screening.
If you are interested in joining us at this event please email:

Simon Lanyon at simon.lanyon@tackleprostate.org . Places are limited, so please apply as soon as possible.

EAU Patient Symposium Tuesday 28 March 2017  Excel Centre Room 14 (see below)


1000 Welcome and Opening Remarks Ken Mastris, Chairman, Europa Uomo
1005 Programme Overview Today’s topics and speakers Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE, Chairman Tackle Clinical Advisory Board
1015 Session 1 Latest Developments in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Dr Lina Carmona Echeverria, Clinical Research Associate, University College, London
1045 Session 2 It takes more than milk to improve Bone Health! Lawrence Drudge-Coates, Uro/Onco Clinical Nurse Specialist & Honorary Lecturer, Kings College, London
1115 Comfort Break
1130 Session 3 Engaging Men in Health Messages Rebecca Porta, Chief Executive Officer, ORCHID Male Cancer
1200 Session 4 PSA Testing : A More Informed Approach Chris Booth, Emeritus Consultant Urologist and Chairman of CHAPS Men’s Health charity
1230 Panel Discussion Q & A, Open Forum Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE
1255 Closing Remarks Ken Mastris

Click on this link to view a map of the symposium.

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