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Webinar | Cancer: Make Every Contact Count

August 24th 2022 | 7pm

Welcome back to another United Drug webinar where we aim to continue to provide ongoing business support and valuable industry insight to guide our customers in maximising their business opportunities. This month we are joined by Bernadette Carter, Assistant Director of Nursing at the Marie Keating Foundation to discuss Skin Cancer and how to have a conversation with your patients on protecting their skin.


    Key Learnings

    • Overview of Skin Cancer in Ireland
    • Advising patients on ways to prevent skin cancer, what skin changes to check for, how to spot changes early and how to check their moles for changes.
    • Advising patients on the impact of sunbeds and increasing the risk of skin cancer
    • Advising patients on the important factors to consider when selecting a sunscreen, and how to apply sunscreen correctly.
    • The HSE Sunsmart code and understanding the UV index.

    Bernadette Carter

    Assistant Director of Nursing, Marie Keating Foundation

    Bernie is an Assistant Director of Nursing with the Marie Keating Foundation and she has over 25 years’ experience working in oncology in Ireland, UK, Australia and Canada. She spent over 10 years in Vancouver where she worked at a senior level in the British Columbia Cancer Agency.  Bernie took her oncology training in the Royal Marsden in the UK and the Peter MacCallum hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She also has an MSc from Trinity College Dublin with a master thesis in oncology. She has presented
    in cancer awareness for almost 20 years and is passionate about empowering individuals with the knowledge to care for their own health which in turn will help to decrease the rate of cancer diagnosis or help diagnosis cancer at an early stage. Prevention is ideally the best but if cancer is diagnosed at an
    early stage the outcome is generally going to be better.

    Denis O’Driscoll

    Superintendent Pharmacist for McKesson Ireland

    Denis has 26 years’ experience in pharmacy, including 22 years with HSE Addiction Services as Chief Pharmacist. After spending the most of his career as an addiction expert, Denis moved to role of superintendent pharmacist for LloydsPharmacy Ireland in 2018. Denis currently is the clinical lead for one of the largest pharmacy chain in Ireland, 89 pharmacies and is responsible for management and delivery of quality pharmacy service to the public. His interest in Addition continues as he is voluntary independent chai r for Naloxone Advisory Group for HSE Strategy on Overdose Prevention. Denis has a PhD in Biopharmaceutics from Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Trinity College, Dublin and a Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy from the same alma mater.

    Did you know?

    You can use our webinars for your CPD learning. We welcome you to use the content we provide for your reflective practice to identify new learnings or how you can improve your knowledge, skills, behaviours or attitudes within the pharmacy.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our event organisers:

    Lucia Onofri

    Brand and Digital Marketing Manager
    Julie Nicholl-Flood

    Senior Marketing Executive