Speaking Engagements

 

order provigil After a long career travelling the world as an entrepreneur in the ladies fashion world, I was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer (Mantle Cell Lymphoma Stage 4) in 2007. My prognosis was poor and was given 6 months to live. But after many years of complex treatment, including a stem-cell transplant, I am remarkably still in remission!

try here This treatment has compromised my immune system meaning my health is too unreliable to work in my previous role, and because of my prognosis I decided to spend whatever time I had left helping others going through cancer. My website and social-media have ensured that I am well known across the globe for my work, and receive many invitations to speak both in the UK and internationally.

http://osteriapulcinella.co.uk/menu_item/capricciosa/ I have become one of the most influential cancer patients in the world, looking to improve things for people living with the long-term effects. Surviving my disease for so long is incredibly lucky but I have experienced so many positive things because of this work. It has won regular awards and I have spoken at some of the most prestigious cancer conferences in the world. I have recently returned from being a guest speaker at the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur! I am also a co-founder of simPal the only charity of it’s kind in the world. 

Please feel free to get in touch through this site if you would like to invite me to speak at your event. Below is a list of my recent engagements.

DEC 2019 

24/12 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

NOV 2019

26/11 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

OCT 2019

22/10 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

SEP 2019

24/09 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

AUG 2019

27/08 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JULY 2019

23/07 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JUNE 2019

25/06 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

MAY 2019

28/05 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

17/05 Guest speaker at GVHD summit for EBMT in Warsaw

APRIL2019

23/04 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

12/04 Guest speaker at ‘Having Fun After Cancer Event in Thames Valley

 MAR2019

27/03 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

21/03 Meeting CTYAC Coalition

FEB2019

26/02 Attending House Of Commons with Eve Appeal Charity

26/02 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

22/02 Guest speaker at the National Youth Conference in Croydon, run by Duffus Cancer Foundation 

JAN2019

31/01 Visiting Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and meeting the stem-cell transplant team.

22/01 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

02/01 My BBC News interview was aired today on National news at 6pm +10pm

15/01 Meeting CTYAC Coalition

DEC2018

18/12 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

13/12 Working with the BBC National News doing a feature on simPal in Blackpool

08/12 Speaking at simPal Christmas Ball

NOV2018

28/11 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

21/10 Being interviewed by Health Tech Digital at the Giant Healthcare Tech Conference in London

06-07/11 Guest speaker at Head and Neck Cancer Conference in Nottingham

OCT2018

31/10 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

01-04/10 Guest speaker at the World Cancer Congress Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

SEPT2018

19/09 19/09 Attending a meeting in London with Leukaemia Care 

15/09 Guest speaker at Proton Beam Therapy UK meeting in London

05/09 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

AUG2018

02/08 Speaking live on South African radio11am.

JULY2018

12/07 Talking to all CNS nurses at Kings College Hospital in London re simPal

04/07 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JUNE2018

07/06 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

01/06 Guest speaker at St Christopher’s Hospice

MAY2018

28/05 Guest at the Proton Therapy Center in Prague

19/05 Guest at Shine Cancer Support conference in London

09/05 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

04/05 Guest speaker at simPal fundraising dinner in Kent

01/05 Guest of Eve Appeal for breakfast at Harvey Nichols in London talking #GetLippy campaign.

APRIL2018

27/04 Attending ‘C The Signs‘ cancer conference in London

24/04 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

24/04 Attending The Eve Appeal #GetLippy campaign briefing at the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

15-19/04 I am very honoured to be visiting Jerusalem and Hebron as a guest of the Patient’s Friend Society-Jerusalem On my visit I will be talking to patients and health professionals about my work and simPal. I will also be a keynote speaker at the British Consul in Jerusalem, and the Chamber Of Commerce in Hebron.

Mar2018

12/03 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

06/03 Guest speaker at the Langham Hotel Eastbourne re simPal.

Feb2018

28/02 Guest at Houses of Parliament with Eve Appeal 

22/02 Guest speaker at the British Society Of Blood And Marrow Transplantation.

07/02 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JAN2018

17/01 Guest at the Teenage And Young Adults Cancer Charity Forum in London.

DEC2017

18/12 Radio interview with Eagle Radio

05/12 I am a guest at Britain Against Cancer in London

04/12 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

NOV2017

24/11 Guest speaker at the Vienna Hospital in Austria celebrating 30 years of ECP treatment with Therakos UK.

15/011  I will be facilitating a communication/social-media masterclass with senior management from CLIC Sargent

14/11 Guest speaker at the Milton Keynes Cancer Partnership meeting.

07+8th/11 Guest speaker at UK Head and Neck cancer conference Blackpool.

03/11 I will be facilitating a communication/social-media masterclass with senior management from CLIC Sargent

OCT 2017

27/10 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

11/10 Doing a ‘drop in’ information session for MPs, with Anthony Nolan at the Houses of Parliament

05/10 Guest speaker at UK EBMT nurses meeting in Manchester

SEPT 2017

25/09 Guest speaker at NHS stem-cell patient day in Rotherham

16/09 guest of the Eve Appeal with a select panel discussing the taboos around certain body parts and general lack of awareness, for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.

06/09 Co-hosting #IrishMed global tweetchat. You can see the incredible reach here!  You can see the pre tweetchat discussion here.

01/09 Guest at the Houses of Parliament for Blood Cancer Awareness Month with Leukaemia Care  

01/09 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JULY2017

27/07 Guest speaker at World Head and Neck Day conference in Blackpool

18/07 Guest speaker with Anthony Nolan at the House of Commons.

14/07 Guest speaker at Nurses Study Day with the Lymphoma Association in Leeds

11/07 Guest speaker at the Milton Keynes Cancer Patient Partnership.

10/07 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

JUNE2017

07/06 Guest speaker at a business lunch in Discovery Park, Kent’s most established Enterprise Zone.

MAY2017

09/05 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

06/05 Guest at the Lymphoma Association national conference.

MAR2017

27/03 I am very honoured to be selected as a guest speaker at the European Society Of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Marseille, France.

23/o3 Guest speaker at the Clic Sargent national staff conference. “The benefits of technology.”

09/03 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

Feb2017

28/02 Guest speaker for The Eve Appeal raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Event at the House of Commons.

JAN2017

12/01 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant.

DEC2016

13/12 Doing a patient experience talk at Atkins in Epsom on behalf of the Lymphoma Association

NOV2016

24/11 Guest at a nursing conference in Manchester to talk about Your simPal service.

16/17/18th I will be a guest speaker at The Giant Health Technology Conference in London.

11/11 I will be an exhibitor with Your simPal at the Patients and Carers Conference in Liverpool. Theme ‘Suvivorship Overcoming Challenges.’

03/11 Visiting the team at Lymphoma Association to introduce our simPal service.

02/11 Talking with new employees from Anthony Nolan regarding the patient experience of a stem-cell transplant

OCT2016

26/10 Attending the OPAAL meeting and advising on social media.

24/10 Visiting Maggies Centre in London to launch the simPal service.

20/10 Visiting Wexham Park Hospital to launch the simPal service in Slough.

06/10 Visiting Manchester Royal Infirmary and The Christie, to launch Your simPal service in Manchester and surrounding areas.

AUG2016

18/08 I will be doing a FaceBook live session with my great friend Emily Hodge

15/08 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

JULY2016

24/07 I will be interviewed on Blab by my friends Pat and Stephie from across the pond. (AntiCancerClub) We will be talking about isolation and the work that my charity is now doing. 8PM #BST

21/07 Filming a video with my friends at Dimbleby Cancer Care

07/07 I am a guest of Bowel Cancer UK at their Summer Reception (Royal College of General Practitioners)

JUNE2016

29/06 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

23/06 I will be doing a presentation at the Bridport Town Hall, to The Living Tree members highlighting issues about working after cancer.

MAY2016

19/05 Guest speaker at the National Strategic Estates and Facilities Leadership Forum in Telford. Agenda

03/05 03/05 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

MAR2016

18/03 Presentation and Q+A with Therakos ( ECP Treatment)

02/03 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

FEB2016

26/02 Guest speaker at Winter Ball for Pauls Centre

DEC2015

18/12 I will be talking with a group of new starters at Anthony Nolan regarding the impact of a Stem Cell Transplant, and the ‘patient perspective.’

NOV2015

18/11 Attending the House Of Commons with my friends at Bowel Cancer UK

10/11 Doing a live interview with presenter Claire Bullimore on Croydon Radio at 10am  You can here the podcast here

OCT2015

30/10 I am working with the team at Anthony Nolan to help new starters understand the issues around a Stem Cell Transplant.

29/10 I am guest speaker and expert panel member for N.H.S London Cancer Care Review Consultation at The Connaught Rooms in London.

18/10 Live podcast with my friends from Healing And Cancer in Canada

SEPT2015

17/09 Guest speaker at Therakos European conference in Lisbon

15/09 Guest speaker at The Worlds Greatest Quiz Night with Dimbleby Cancer Care

JULY2015

08/07 Guest speaker at Macmillan Intern Day in London.

07/07 Guest speaker at an art exhibition in aid of helping children deal with the impact of cancer in their lives.

JUNE2015

05/06 Guest speaker at St Georges hospital in London, discussing the impact of a cancer diagnosis.

APRIL2015

23/04 Guest speaker at the London Clinical Senate Forum at the Kings Fund in London. (N.H.S England)

FEB2015

18/02 My presentation to Macmillan Interns ‘My Macmillan and cancer experience.’

JAN2015

20/01 Guest host at Macmillan Cancer Support for first ever Tweetchat, #CancerTalkWeek 11am-1pm @macmillancancer

14/01 I will be attending a training day with Vitality Life to deliver a session to new employees about the impact of cancer.

04/01 I am co-hosting #EPIChat the current no1 Health Tweetchat

NOV2014

25/11 A guest of Anthony Nolan for a reception at 10 Downing St

11/11 Attending a reception at 10 Downing St with Dimbleby Cancer Care

07/11 I am honoured to be a guest speaker at a Health Professional conference in Stockholm talking about Patient Experience after a Stem Cell Transplant

OCT2014

21/10 Guest speaker at St Georges Hospital (Nursing Day)

11/10 Closing speaker at Macmillan Cancer Voices Conference 2014

01/10 Presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

 SEP2014

02/9 Guest speaker at St Georges hospital in London ‘The Patient Experience.’

 JUL2014

10/7  Presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support. ‘My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

JUN2014

06/6 As a member of the Macmillan Volunteer Awards Panel I will be attending the awards ceremony at the House of Lords

MAY2014

20/5 Special guest at the National Brain appeal 30th anniversary lectures.

APR2014

01/04  Guest speaker at Macmillan’s annual Corporate Partners Event. Talking about Innovation

MAR2014

14/3 I am a guest speaker at the London Cancer Policy Forum

FEB2014

24/2  Attending The Department of Health, Saatchi Bill Consultation, at The House of Lords, with Lord Saatchi and his team. This event will be broadcast live as a Google Hangout-the first ever from the House of Lords

18/2 I will be presenting to a group of new interns at Macmillan Cancer Support.’My cancer and Macmillan experience.’

NOV2013

15/10 Speaking at the North East Haematology Nurses Forum Conference in Durham. ‘The growing importance of social media in healthcare. The patient perspective.’

14/10 ‘The Patient Experience’ My Q and A session with the Macmillan Policy Team

My interview with My Healthy Life Style Magazine ‘Life interrupted by cancer.’

AUGUST2013

Guest speaker with Croydon Radio  ‘My use of social media in cancer support’

JULY2013

Presentation to the summer intake of Macmillan interns. ‘Living with cancer’

JUNE2013

I am a guest speaker on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support at a fundraising dinner. My presentation ‘My cancer experience’

MAY2013

My presentation to Macmillan Cancer Support h/o staff and volunteers, ‘The benefits of volunteering.’

APRIL2013

Talking at the European Bone Marrow Transplant Conference 9th April. ‘New technology, the patient perspective’    Programme (Pages 7+181)

‘Getting involved with charities’ My talk at the European Bone Marrow Transplant Conference ( Family Day) 6th April  Programme  Registration

MARCH2013

‘Stem cell transplants, the patient perspective’ A look at the psychological and emotional issues. My talk at Kingston University, 18th March

JAN2013

I have been invited to speak on ‘Family Day’ at EBMT 6th April. ‘Volunteering with charities’

DEC2012

I have been invited to speak at Kingston University in March 2013, ‘stem cell transplants, the patient perspective’

MAY 2012

I have been invited to be a guest speaker at the European Blood and Marrow Transplant Nursing Group (EBMT) annual conference in London 2013 ‘Using new technology.’

MARCH 2012

‘You Deserve This House’ Episode 16 with Amanda Lamb.Channel 4

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