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Because I need more than medicine (SOLD OUT)

15th November 2019

Because I need more than medicine (SOLD OUT)

At Penny Brohn UK, we recognise that people affected by cancer need more than medicine. We see each person as a unique individual with their own set of hopes and needs – a whole person made up of mind, body, spirit and emotions.

To truly live well with cancer, we believe that psychological support, complementary therapies, good nutrition and physical activity can be powerful tools in helping us to feel empowered to reclaim control of our health; reconnect with the things that make us feel whole and rediscover the joy of living.

This conference is an opportunity for health care professionals, academics, complementary therapists and people living with cancer to find out more about integrative cancer care – using lifestyle medicine, psychological support and complementary therapies alongside standard medical treatment.

With a speaker line-up that includes both well-known professionals and people with lived experience of cancer; panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions with experts in their field, you will find out how more than medicine can help people with cancer live as well as possible for as long as possible.


Sophie Sabbage, Speaker and Author of The Cancer Whisperer
Dr Robert Thomas, Oncologist and Professor
Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Chief Medical Officer, GenesisCare
Dr Chris Johnstone, Resilience Specialist, College of Wellbeing
Sir Sam Everington, GP, Chair of Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group and part of the Bromley By Bow GP partnership

Panel discussion 

Kris Hallenga, Founder of Coppafeel
Sophie Trew, Founder of Trew Fields Festival
Laura Philips, Founder of We Get It
Nick Parker, The Cancer Journey Man

Breakout sessions 

Nicky Robinson, Nutritional Lead, Penny Brohn UK
Miriam Akhtar, Author and Trainer of Positive Psychology (what is post-traumatic growth)
Emily Jenkins, Move Dance Feel
Joshila DeVile, Exercise Clinic Lead, GenesisCare
Janey Barrett, Therapist, and Rachel Johnson, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Penny Brohn UK
Katinka Friedrich, Art Psychotherapist, Penny Brohn UK

Conference programme

Information about tickets 

Tickets include the full programme, a choice of two breakout sessions and all refreshments including a nutritious lunch prepared by the Penny Brohn chefs.

There is a pre-conference dinner taking place the evening before, Thursday 14 November, please feel free to join us. If you’re travelling from a far there are a limited number of rooms available to book at our National Centre (SOLD OUT).



15th November 2019
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