Please note that our next OPANI Wellbeing conference is on:

Date:                   Saturday 24th March 2018

Time:                   10.30 - 13.00

Location:             Beechlawn House Hotel, Dunmurry, BT17 9RR                      

Speaker:              Sharon McGaughey – Specialist Dietician, Belfast Trust

Speaker:              Naomi McCay – Macmillan Work Support & Vocational Rehabilitation Unit 


We are delighted to be joined by Sharon McGaughey, Specialist Dietician at Belfast Health & Social Care Trust who will be chatting about diet and nutrition post-surgery.

We will also be joined by Naomi McCay, Project Manager from Macmillan who will be talking to us about returning to work after cancer treatment.

Thanks to the roaring success of our Oesophacycle Castle to Castle Challenge last summer, Dr. Inder Mainie will be updating us on the great strides taken to bring the new ESD procedure to Belfast. The Japanese specialist, Dr Kuwai, who trained Dr Mainie will visit the City Hospital in May.

OPANI Committee Member Lorraine Pinkerton will be asking you to either volunteer with the OPANI to participate in events, or to host your own events for our exciting 2018 campaign.  We are also hoping that Julie Hannah will chat to us about the role of a Cancer Nurse Specialist.

We will be providing a light lunch after the event to give everyone plenty of time to mingle, ask questions, give and receive advice and make new friends. As ever, if there are any questions you would like to submit in advance, please call or email Valerie (details below).

We understand that many patients and carers live some distance from the venue and we have done our best to come to an arrangement with the hotel.  Discounted rates are available by contacting Beechlawn reception on 028 9060 2100 and telling them you are an OPA (N.I) member.

To allow for numbers for the catering, please confirm your attendance at the meeting by telephone to Valerie on 028 9020 8602 or by email to lyricalvalerie@googlemail.com