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British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference 2017

It was great to see many familiar faces at the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Conference 15th annual meeting in Dublin this year.

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Slater and Gordon sponsored the attendance of 20 lung cancer nurses, doctors and allied health professionals from Harrogate, Aintree, Royal Gwent and Monmouthshire, Glenfield, Leicester, Birmingham, Guys and St Thomas’s, Portsmouth, Worcester, North Midlands, Castle Hill and Macclesfield hospitals and Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow.

The feedback from these medical and allied health professionals was very encouraging as clearly all had enjoyed the topics and presentations and the ability to meet other like-minded colleagues from around the country.

Comments received included:

“I wanted to express my gratitude and thanks for sponsoring me to attend the BTOG conference last week. It was very educational and gave me the opportunity to present my research on mesothelioma and lung cancer with the rest of the medical community.”

As a lawyer dealing with mesothelioma and lung cancer cases, I found my recent visit to the conference really enlightening.

“I gained a wealth of new knowledge and ideas to incorporate into my daily practice.”

It is feedback like this that  motivates us in the legal sector  continue to support the amazing work done by all in the medical field and to continue the fight for those diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.

As a lawyer dealing with mesothelioma and lung cancer cases, I found my recent visit to the conference really enlightening.

I attended some of the seminars, particularly those involving the MARS 2 presentations and noting the latest developments.

I enjoyed talking to specialists such as oncologists and listening to pathologists especially in relation to the issue of multi focal lung cancer, which we deal with from time to time.

All of the above provided me with a deeper insight as to the scientific and clinical research and development taking place at the moment. 

By developing a better understanding of the medical terminology and issues, I feel I can provide clients who sadly have mesothelioma or lung cancer with the best professional advice and support.


Alison Blake, Slater and Gordon’s asbestos support worker, said: “One of the things I find fascinating is watching the presentations from the consultants and doctors, and listening to their colleagues challenging their findings and decisions. The conference is a great platform for these professionals to come together and share their knowledge and research.” 


Louise Larkin is a senior associate and head of industrial disease at Slater and Gordon in Liverpool.

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