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Bridging the Gaps...

for survivors of childhood brain tumours




Session 1: Welcome & Keynote Speeches chaired by Dr Jenny Limond

09.00 - 10.10

  • Welcome from Dr Helen Spoudeas

  • The Unmet Care Needs for Brain Tumour Survivors & Their Families – Emma Nicklin

  • 30-year Mental Health & Cognitive Outcomes in Adults Surviving Infant Brain Tumours – Dr Howard Ring

  • The ‘Ideal’ Multidisciplinary Survivorship Service for Brain Tumour Survivors – Dr Hoong Wei Gan and Dr Christine Dahl

  • The Political Context: Guest Speaker Derek Thomas MP (Chair of APPGBT)

  • LIVE panel discussion, chaired by Dominic Grieve QC, Success Charity Patron

Session 2: Survivor Presentations chaired by Dr Helen Spoudeas

10.20 - 11.10

  • What next after school? – Tom Cadle

  • Why can’t I lose weight after my mid-brain tumour? – Milly Meadows

  • Mental health crisis in lockdown – Nigel Thacker, father of Ollie

  • Who can help me better understand my needs, my feelings, my conditions? – Lucy Ronson Allalouf

  • Understanding and tackling memory and anxiety issues – Zainab Islam

Session 3: New Therapies and Theories

11.35 - 13.00

  • ReAbility: A novel telerehabilitation platform for supervised home rehabilitation – Boda Gallon, Sarah Calcott and colleagues

  • Teenagers, hormones and sex; achieving fertility after a brain tumour – Dr Melanie Davies

  • Hungry Hormones, Appetite, Weight and the Hypothalamus – Dr Hoong Wei Gan

  • Identifying your strengths and weaknesses: How a cognitive assessment can be used to optimise your educational and workplace environment – Dr Jenny Limond

  • Closing session – Dominic Grieve QC

*Please note timings are approximate and subject to slight change*



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Success are honoured to be joined by a wide range of speakers from survivors, family members, professional experts and charity trustees.

For a full list of speakers please download below:



This educational meeting was supported by grant funding from:

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