Macmillan Professionals Conference 2019

Highlights from this year's conference, exclusively for Macmillan professionals.

About this year's conference

Our flagship multi-disciplinary conference was a huge success this year, bringing together over 400 Macmillan Professionals from across the UK.

Our 2019 programme focused on the theme of person-centred care – ‘It starts with you.’ Every day starts with you delivering great, person-centred care to people living with cancer.

Whether or not you were able to attend this year’s conference, Macmillan is here to provide you with the support you need in your role.

A highlight of the event is the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards Ceremony. As always, it was a wonderful evening of celebration, where attendees heard about best practice examples and celebrated the work of our prestigious award winners.

It renews my commitment to the role and gives me a boost to be part of such a positive and appreciated workforce.

2018 attendee

2019 conference highlights

What did the conference explore?

Our highlights included the following inspiring and informative keynote speakers:

  • Dr Alex King, who spoke about managing the emotional impact of cancer
  • Dr Ruth Board, who gave clinical updates on developments in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Liz O’Riordan, a breast cancer consultant who had breast cancer herself, explored how to help people take back control of their lives during a cancer experience.

Where can I find the conference slides?

If you were not able to attend the 2019 conference, or if you would like to review what you learned from previous years, you can explore slides and posters from the event.

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Get in touch

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Winners on stage at the Macmillan Professionals Awards.

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

Our awards celebrate the outstanding contribution Macmillan professionals make to the lives of people living with cancer.

Three women having a conversation at Macmillan event.

Networking opportunities

We provide a number of opportunities for current and former Macmillan professionals to network with colleagues across the UK.

Lynda Thomas at the Macmillan Professionals Conference

Learn Zone

Resources, information and support to help Macmillan professionals in their role including e-learning, UK-wide courses and L&D grants.