Active Surveillance Conference 2023

Join us for our online conference in November, where you'll hear from a panel of expert speakers sharing their active surveillance knowledge.

Active Surveillance Conference 2023

The conference will be led by Amy Rylance (Head of Improving Care at Prostate Cancer UK) and Nick Ridgman (Head of Health Information & Clinical Support at Prostate Cancer UK). They'll be joined by a range of speakers who'll provide you the latest information on active surveillance, helping you to provide best practice care for your patients.

Date: Friday 3 November 2023

Time: 9am - 12:15pm

Location: Online

Cost: Free


What you'll cover

During the conference you’ll cover topics including best practice and the gold standard when communicating active surveillance.  

You’ll get the chance to ask any questions and engage in peer-to-peer discussions throughout the event. 

The conference is designed for clinical nurse specialists and allied health professionals, but all specialists who care for men with prostate cancer are welcome.   

If you can’t attend on the day, we’ll be sharing the recordings with all who registered after the event. 


Friday 3 November 
9:00 – 9:05 
Welcome and Introduction
Nick Ridgman and Amy Rylance
9:05 – 9:15 
Patients' story
Nick Ridgman, Anthony Francis and Robin Porter
9:15 – 9:40 
Active Surveillance: entry criteria
Jaimin Bhatt
9:40 - 9:45
Jaimin Bhatt
9:45 - 10:20
Active Surveillance: follow up protocol and risk stratification
Lucy Simmons
10:20 - 10:25
Lucy Simmons
10:25 -10:35
10:35 - 11:10
Active surveillance: Supported self-management and nurse led approach
Vineetha Thankappan Nair
11:10 - 11:15
Vineetha Thankappan Nair
11:15 - 11:40
11:40 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
Panel discussion 
All speakers
12:00 - 12:10
End of the day
Nick Ridgman and Amy Rylance

Download your programme*.

*Programme is subject to change 

You'll be joined by the following speakers who'll share their expert insights. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions during our interactive Q&A sessions:

Vineetha Thankappan Nair - MacMillan Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist and Urology cancer and prostate cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist - Cambridge University Hospitals

Jaimin Bhatt - Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Lucy Simmons - Consultant Urological Surgeon - The Royal United Hospital, Bath

Anthony Francis - Lived experience of active surveillance

Robin Porter - Lived experience of active surveillance

By the end of this conference, you'll be able to:


  • Manage your patients' psychological burden around active surveillance practice.
  • Understand the whole of the CNS in the delivery of active surveillance protocols.
  • Share your new learnings with your network and clinical team to ensure local consistency on active surveillance protocols. 

Best practice

  • Understand how evidence is being used to implement dedicated active surveillance pathways to ensure all eligible men receive adequate counselling and follow up.
  • Promote a multidisciplinary approach to the management of prostate cancer through active surveillance follow up care plan and recognise key stakeholders' involvement.


  • Outline the critical role of clinicians in communicating diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment choices.
  • Design personalised care plans and communicate them to patients to empower them to take ownership of their active surveillance journey.
  • Providing reassurance using test results, prognostic tools and updates to care plan and discussing need for treatment due to clinical progression.

Following the conference you'll receive an evaluation form giving you the chance to provide us with key feedback to help us improve future events. After submitting your feedback, you'll be able to download your personalised certificate of attendance.

How do I register to the conference?

You can use our quick online form to register. Once you've registered you'll receive a diary invite, and we'll be in touch before the conference with the log in details to the online platform.

How do I get my certificate?

After the conference, you'll receive an email with a quick evaluation form to fill in. Once completed you'll be able to download your certificate of attendance. 

I'd love to attend but won't be able to make the whole conference. Can I still participate? 

Yes, if you've registered, you'll be able to join and leave at any time.

Will the conference be recorded?

All sessions will be recorded and available to view for 6 months afterwards to the online conference platform. Register now to make sure you receive your log in details. We strongly recommend participating on the day though, as you'll get the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in discussions with your peers.