UCF to hostLaryngectomyconference in Lisburn

THE Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF), in association with the National Association of Laryngectomy Clubs, will be hosting a conference for laryngectomy patients, carers and health professionals in Lisburn this month.

The free event will take place on Wednesday September 14 at the Irish Linen Centre from 9.30am–3.00pm.

Liz Atkinson, Head of Care Services at UCF said: “The conference will cover a wide range of topics of interest to those affected by laryngeal or throat cancer. The focus will be on quality of life issues and the practical aspects of living with the disease.

“The conference promises to be an interesting and informative day for patients and carers alike. Dr Simon Killough from Belfast Health & Social Care Trust will be speaking about the importance of oral hygiene during and after treatment whilst Karen Doherty from the Ulster Cancer Foundation will be sharing coping skills for carers and patients.

“Michael Green from PSNI will be speaking about how best to manage personal safety and we will have updates on current product developments for the laryngectomy patient.

“The day will also be something of a social event as we have planned a tour of the Linen Museum after lunch. I would therefore encourage all laryngectomy patients and their carers to come along to what will be an enlightening and enjoyable event.”

The laryngectomy conference is provided free of charge to patients and their carers. Health professionals can also to attend for a fee of £20. There are a number of places still available and anyone wishing to attend should contact Eileen Creery at UCF, Tel. 9066 3281 or email [email protected]