Tuesday 18th October 2022, 17:00 - 18:00
In the next webinar in the LCNUK 2022 series, please join Kate Slaven to discuss symptom control in mesothelioma. The webinar will consider the following issues;
- Why should we worry about symptom control in mesothelioma?
- The main symptoms associate with a diagnosis of mesothelioma
- Effective symptom management
- Top tips and handy things to know
The webinar presentation will be followed by a live Q & A session.
Our webinars are for healthcare professionals only.
Kate qualified as a registered general nurse in 1992 from the Broadland School of Nursing and Midwifery in Norwich. Her first position was as a D grade staff nurse on the oncology ward at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Such opportunities can shape the whole of a career!
From Norwich, Kate moved to Edinburgh to work at the Western General Hospital in Oncology and Haematology, returning 4 years later to work at the West Suffolk Hospital and then Norfolk and Norwich Hospital again as the ward sister on the oncology ward.
A move to Cambridge in 2009, Kate secured a post as team leader in the community palliative care team based at Arthur Rank Hospice. In 2016, Kate saw an advert for the job she had always wanted. The Mesothelioma UK and Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Post at Royal Papworth Hospital. This role includes working with Mesothelioma UK as the Specialist Nurse covering the East of England.
Kate has undertaken Diploma HND in Cancer Nursing, BSc (Hons) in Cancer Nursing, and Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Over the past 6 years, Kate has had a chance to travel to Canada to present at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group Conference and has had poster presentations at many national conferences and study days. She is currently focusing her research attention on a study on Cough and Mesothelioma: Its impact on Quality of Life.
Kate is a committee member of the International Thoracic Oncology Nurses Forum.
Outside of work Kate is an avid reader. She loves textiles and fabric and is a keen seamstress. Her family and the zoo at home keep her busy and grounded!