POSTPONED: UCL Cancer Domain Symposium 2020

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In light of current developments related to coronavirus, we are postponing the UCL Cancer Domain Symposium. This decision was taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community. At this time we do not know when public events will restart but we will be in touch with details on how to register once we re-schedule the event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and very much hope to see you at event once a new date is confirmed. As an institution, UCL continues to follow the Public Health England advice and any institutional updates can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/coronavirus.

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In light of current developments related to coronavirus, we are postponing the UCL Cancer Domain Symposium. This decision was taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community. At this time we do not know when public events will restart but we will be in touch with details on how to register once we re-schedule the event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and very much hope to see you at event once a new date is confirmed. As an institution, UCL continues to follow the Public Health England advice and any institutional updates can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/coronavirus.
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UCL Cancer Domain Symposium 2020: 'Cancer Environments'

Friday 15 May

UCL Institute of Education

Registration for the second UCL Cancer Domain Symposium is open.

This one-day symposium will showcase numerous disciplines side by side for a distinctive take on cancer themes across a range of environmental scales.

  • The tumour immune microenvironment: At the cellular and tissue level, different cell types work together to help or hinder cancer growth. Researching this complexity has led to advances in immunotherapy and cancer vaccines as well as stunning visualisations of the tumour microenvironment in action. Speakers will include Dr Chris Tape (UCL Cancer Institute),Dr Sophie Acton (MRC-UCL Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology) and Professor Mala Maini (UCL Division of Infection and Immunity).

  • The special environment of the brain: The brain hosts some of the most deadly and hard to treat cancers. It is also the source of our ability to make decisions that can modify our risk of disease. Thanks to technological advances and our mutli-disciplinary research in this area we are increasingly able to image brain tissue, explore the origin of brain cancers, target tumours in delicate locations, and utilise our understanding of human behaviour to affect policy and positive change. Speakers will include Professor Simona Parrinello (UCL Cancer Institute), Professor Xavier Golay (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology), and Professor Jamie Brown (UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care).

  • The urban environment: GUEST KEYNOTE - Professor Frank Kelly, Director of the Environmental Research Group, King’s College London. As we know, the urban environment of London and other major cities can present significant health challenges. Although it is widely believed that our risk of cancer and other diseases might be affected by exposure to exhaust particulates, microplastics and other pollutants, there is not always a clear picture of cause and effect. Professor Kelly leads research spanning all aspects of air pollution and human disease mechanisms, providing the evidence base behind policy in this area.

  • The digital environment: The scale and accessibility of data, the power of mobile technology and the development of AI is fundamentally changing the way we do research and care for patients. This exciting session will be followed by a discussion panel featuring speakers including Professor Rachel McKendry (London Centre for Nanotechnology), Professor Jasmin Fisher (UCL Cancer Institute), Professor Daniel Alexander (UCL Computer Science) and Professor Harry Hemingway (UCL Institute of Health Informatics). With session chairs Professor Geraint Rees (Dean, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences and Pro-Vice-Provost (AI)) and Dr Andela Šarić (UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy).


*New for 2020* - Call for abstracts for short oral talks or poster presentations - Deadline is 23:59 on 20th March 2020. More information below.

Join the conversation by tweeting us @rco_slms_ucl using the hashtag #UCLCancerDomain


Event programme:

9.00am - Registration

9.30am-5.30pm - Talks and sessions

5.30-6.30pm - Drinks reception

The full programme is available here.



Call for abstracts - Early Careers Session - DEADLINE 20 MARCH

The UCL Cancer Domain Early Careers Network invites early career researchers from all areas of cancer research at UCL to submit abstracts for consideration for short oral talks or poster presentations at the 2nd UCL Cancer Domain Symposium on Friday 15 May 2020.

Submission details
Please submit an abstract of maximum 300 words describing recent research. Your submission should describe research on any aspect of the cancer continuum and should be aligned to one of the four themes of the symposium:

  • The tumour immune microenvironment
  • The special environment of the brain
  • The urban environment
  • The digital environment

Submitted abstracts will be selected for poster presentation (in the "Better Poster" format; watch a talk about this here and find examples here), with top-ranking abstracts being selected for short oral presentations in the form of lightning/rapid-fire/elevator pitch talks (abstracts chosen for oral presentation will also be eligible for an honorarium).

Abstracts are particularly encouraged from researchers working in fields not classically associated with cancer research such as nutrition, environment, architecture, physical sciences, engineering, anthropology, etc., along with biological, analytical and clinical sciences.

To submit your abstract, send the following information to UCLCancerDomain.ECNcommittee@gmail.com:

  • Name:
  • UCL department:
  • Abstract title:
  • Abstract (300 words):
  • Selected theme (immune / brain / urban / digital):
  • Preference for presentation (oral / poster / either – please note this is optional):


The deadline for submitting abstracts is 23:59 on 20th March 2020.


Eligibility

  • Early career researcher at UCL (PhD students, postdocs, junior PIs and other self-defining early career researchers)
  • Available to present on Friday 15 May 2020 at the UCL Cancer Domain Symposium at the UCL Institute of Education (register on this page).



Sponsors

We are immensely grateful for the support of all our sponsors:


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If you wish to sponsor this event and exhibit at the trade exhibition, please contact Maya Sapir for more information about sponsorship opportunities available.




Important points to note:

SLMS RCO Events and Coronavirus

While it remains safe to do so, the SLMS RCO will continue to run events in line with UCL policy, which follows advice from Public Health England (PHE), the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the NHS. It is possible that due to an assessed risk, an event may be postponed or cancelled at short notice in order to protect the health of our attendees. Where this is the case, we will endeavour to let you know as soon as possible.

Please do not travel to events should you feel unwell, and please follow the published Public Health England advice, which you can find here.

Attendees

This meeting is open to those who have an interest in any aspect of Cancer and cancer research. Including UCL researchers (BSc/MSc students, PhD students, postdocs, research associates and Principal Investigators) working on any aspect of cancer within UCL. As well as members of UCL's partner organisations, NHS Trusts or other academic organisations. To confirm authenticity of your registration, please use your UCL or affiliated (e.g. NHS, university or professional) email address when registering (i.e. do not use gmail, hotmail etc.)

If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket via Eventbrite or email Maya Sapir.


Access

We want to make this event as inclusive as possible.

  • Access to the UCL Institute of Education and all the event space (on Level One) we will be using within it are step-free, with enough room to manouevre wheel chairs and mobility aids
  • The main lecture theatre (the Logan Hall) has a hearing assistance system
  • There are nearby accessible toilets
  • We can provide for a range of dietary requirements

Please let us know when registering if you have any access or dietary requirements so we can try to make reasonable adjustments. Alternatively you can email Maya Sapir or call 0207 649 8009.

View the full Accessibility Guide for the UCL Institute of Education

Photography

There will be photographs taken during the symposium. In registering for this symposium you are agreeing that your image may be used in future UCL promotional material.

CPD

This is not an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event but the learning hours can be logged as part of your CPD record. A certificate of attendance is available to all attendees via UCL Life Learning for the purpose of recording learning hours. Please contact Sabrina Moxom after the Symposium if you would like a certificate.

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If you have any questions about the event please contact Maya Sapir.

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