Reading Prostate Cancer Support Group Chairman: Chris Addison

Royal Berkshire Hospital - Nursing Support (0118) 322-5111

Programme of Monthly Meetings for 2020

Our aim is to organise a talk by professionals in the field each month.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meeting now take place online using Zoom. Usually the meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. Social and awareness events are, for the time being, on hold.

Presentations at Group Meetings

Talks by professionals with a good chance to raise questions and meet others on the same treatment path. Bring others in your family and close friends to hear first hand the latest thoughts on many a related topic. Meetings are held on the first Friday every month.

June 5th 2020: Philip Charlesworth and Tessa Higgins

We are very lucky to have arranged for Philip Charlesworth to talk at the Zoom meeting on the 5th June. He will talk about the new Local anaesthetic template biopsies, SpaceOar’s, the results from his Retzius prostatectomies and how the Covid has impacted treatments.

Following his talk there will be a short talk by Tessa Higgins about the exercise classes and the need for a proper warm up and cool down. She will show a 4 min video and a few minutes (2 or 3) video from one of her classes.

The evening will end with an Open Forum for questions and discussion.

As Philip Charlesworth has another appointment that evening, the times will be slightly different from normal: At 6.15 pm the Zoom doors will open and at 6.40 pm the formal meeting will begin. The presentations are expected to finish by 7.50 pm. The Open Forum will continue until no later than 9.00 pm, probably earlier if there are no more discussions.

Details on how to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members beforehand. If you are not yet a member and wish to join the meeting, please contact the chairman by email - see our contacts page.