Oncology Convention

6 - 7 July 2022
NEC, Birmingham

RUNNING ALONGSIDE:

 Medical Imaging ConventionAI&ML ConventionCPD Member

News & Press Releases

Subpage Hero

News & Press Releases

Loading
  • After a difficult 18 months, the new organisers of the Oncology Convention, Medical Imaging Convention and Neuro Convention couldn’t be more pleased to welcome you back to the UK’s leading events for clinical oncology, medical imaging and neurology.  
  • In the last years, Precision Oncology – finding the right treatment for each individual patient- has been the paradigm of cancer care. Approaches have been heavily focused on the use of molecular biomarkers to predict patient’s response to treatment.
  • Within the global scientific community, cancer research is understandably one of the most high-profile areas of study. With this in mind, it is unsurprising that publishing research in this field is very competitive.

  • Efficient management and utilisation of histopathology, molecular profiling and clinical data is key for increasing the success rate of clinical trials, especially in oncology and immunology. Effective data integration and data mining with machine-learning technologies will enable the implementation of real precision medicine schemes and the design and validation of next-generation companion diagnostics.

  • What are your plans for this November?

    We know it might seem far away, but there are only 11 weeks left until the virtual doors to the NCRI Festival open (and in our experience, they fly by!), so make sure you register to attend as soon as possible. Taking place on 8-12 November 2021, the ‘NCRI Festival: Making cancer research better together’ will feature several topical sessions, panel discussions, debates and co-creation sessions, as well as proffered paper presentations highlighting the latest updates in cancer research.

  • After extensive consultation with the government and venues across the UK, ROAR B2B are pleased to confirm what safety regulations will be in place for Oncology Convention 2021. Over the two days, we will have 40 CPD-accredited seminars to choose from, with regular cleaning in between talks to ensure we keep to safety standards, 40 exhibitors to meet with larger walkways for 2021 to ensure greater access and regular cleaning done in close-contact areas such as the Networking Area. Please read the guidance below.

  • Stress is Epidemic, What Can We Do About It?

    27 Jul 2021 Tamara J. Green, LCSW and David Dachinger

    Stress kills! And 75 to 90 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress-related complaints and ailments.1 Stress is a factor in five out of the six leading causes of death.2

  • AI can and will help offset the increasing demands on the NHS by automating routine tasks and freeing up time for doctors to see patients.   A pioneering example of AI in clinical oncology is a partne ...
  • Improving early cancer diagnosis with better detection

    29 Jun 2021 Mr Zaed Hamady & Dr Afsana Elanko,
    Early diagnosis translates into longer survival for cancer patients. Nine out of ten people diagnosed with cancer visit their GP with vague symptoms in the year prior to cancer diagnosis. The UK two-w ...
  • In a bid to find or refine laboratory research models for cancer that better compare with what happens in living people, scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources.

  • Using Viruses to Treat Cancer

    24 May 2021 Adam Randall
    Looking at the history of medicine, there have been many anecdotal stories of people with cancer having their cancer cured, or put into remission, after they have contracted a virus. Despite the long history of anecdotal evidence, it’s only recently that medical professionals have started to make some real progress in the field. 
  • How COVID-19 is impacting oncology

    13 May 2021 Adam Randall
    No aspect of life has been untouched by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and oncology trials are no exception. Many companies and organisations are reporting that they have experienced delayed initiations and slower or delayed enrolment. 
  • ROAR B2B are pleased to announce that on the 15th and 16th of September this year, Oncology Convention will be returning to the physical space. Having hosted a virtual event during the last lockdown, there was a large appetite for a return to face-to-face events. The Oncology Convention will become one of the first UK-based oncology conventions to be hosted following the outbreak of COVID-19. 
  • Last year, we saw AI algorithms were able to ‘outperform’ doctors when diagnosing breast cancer. In this last month, a new blood test using AI has been developed to detect early signs of bowel cancer. Now a new test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to measure proteins in some patients with advanced bowel cancer could hold the key to more targeted treatment, according to new research.  
  • “Covid-friendly” cancer care at home

    27 Apr 2021 Seamus Daley-Dee
    At the end of last month, the NHS announced thousands of people with cancer can benefit from ‘Covid-friendly’ treatments from home. We have a look at what the scheme intends to do and how it has benefitted cancer patients since the start of the pandemic. 
  • Today is World Health Day, an awareness day organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Today is about raising awareness and understanding of issues within the world of healthcare. This year, WHO’s focus has been on inequalities in access to healthcare. 
  • On the 12th of March, we were pleased to host Dr. Kelvin Lau’s talk “Image Guidance for Bronchoscopy” as part of Oncology Convention Virtual. The webinar, which was sponsored by Philips, contained Kelvin’s perspectives on his use of a hybrid theatre and how it could revolutionise the removal of nodules from the lungs. 
  • In 2020, the global cancer burden recorded an estimated 19.3 million new cases with almost 10 million deaths. Europe alone accounted for an estimated 2.7 million new cases with 1.3 million deaths. By 2040, the number of cases worldwide is expected to reach 28.4 million.  

    As cancer rates continue to rise, it follows that there will be an increase in healthcare workers handling chemotherapy drugs during routine cancer treatment, thereby intensifying potential health risks from such exposures.

  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been consistently told to “protect the NHS” from the UK government. This has led many experts to believe that a large share of the public would not visit their local GP with fears they could be a burden on the NHS or scared of contracting covid. A new joint study from Cancer Research UK and Cardiff University has now revealed almost half of people with potential cancer symptoms, did not contact their GP during the first wave of the pandemic. But what will the impact of these missed appointments?  
  • With over 20 years of professional experience, Rae Denman is a qualified Medical Tattooist known internationally for her expertise in reducing the visibility of scarring, as well as recreating patient’s nipple/areola post mastectomy and breast reconstruction. Through her work, Rae is making a visible difference to people’s lives, especially those post-cancer treatments.

     

    As a speaker at the Oncology Convention in March (virtually) and September, Rae is working hard to set up referral pathways and multi-disciplinary teams so each patient and consultant are aware of the possibilities surrounding Medical Tattooing treatment and the positive impact it has on patients. 

  • One of our partners for Oncology Convention, The Royal Marsden, have launched a new online platform in partnership with the ICR. The first of its kind.  
  • Oncology Convention have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event to 15th & 16th September 2021.
  • Data suggests that less older people are contacting GPs to report early signs of cancer than before the pandemic.
  • ROAR B2B, the organisers of Oncology Convention, the UK’s leading clinical oncology and research event, have taken the decision to postpone the event to 9th – 10th March 2021.    After extensive consu ...
  • The UK events industry has been hit with an unprecedented year following the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that the UK’s event industry is gearing up to help kickstart the economy and the Oncology Convention is proud to be a part of this.
  • 7th April - World Health Day 2020

    07 Apr 2020 Hannah Grenfell
    Launched in 1950, World Health Day was created to mark the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Held on the 7th April each year, this day recognises global health, which is vitally important now more than ever. 
  • #YouAreHeroes

    29 Apr 2020 Hannah Grenfell
    The NHS employs over 1.4 million people in the UK and the Social Care Sector hires a further 1.6 million people. An additional 65,000 retired doctors and nurses have been contacted by the Government, urging them to return to work. These are frontline, key staff that are working day and night to support and take care of our loved ones during this unprecedented time
  • The organiser of the Oncology Convention (17th-18th March 2020, NEC Birmingham), has been closely monitoring updates on the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
  • Essential Writing Guides by World Scientific Publishing

    29 Apr 2020 World Scientific Publishing
    World Scientific Publishing has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. Publishing around 600 new titles a year and 140 journals in various fields, World Scientific specialises in producing writing and study guides ideal for post graduate research students, early career researchers and those interested in English for Academic Purposes. 
  • How to Maintain a Healthy Bladder in 2020

    29 Apr 2020 Written by Joanne Hoyle, Specialist Nurse at BBUK (Bladder & Bowel UK – part of Disabled Living)
    This article is written by Joanne Hoyle courtesy of our partners Bladder and Bowel UK. See the original here, and visit their website for more information about bladder and bowel cancers https://www.bbuk.org.uk/blog/how-to-maintain-a-healthy-bladder-in-2020/
  • Bioscientifica publish a portfolio of biomedical journals (including Endocrine-Related Cancer), which accept high quality submissions from oncology-related research. With over 20 years of experience in the publication of scholarly journals, we are expertly positioned to offer advice on maximising the success of your research. Read our 7 top tips below.
  • NHS workers at Christmas

    13 Dec 2019 Hannah Grenfell
    As friends and families join together for Christmas parties, carol concerts and sit down to festive meals, healthcare workers are hard at work providing high-quality care for patients. The holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful for most, let alone for NHS workers who are under immense pressure.
  • Heart risk higher in cancer survivors

    29 Apr 2020 Josh Hopkins
    More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problem. Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are critical to cancer survival. However, life-saving cancer treatment could also increase the risk of someone developing cardiovascular disease.
     
  • The Institute of Cancer Research has published a statement criticising the public obsession with finding a ‘cure for cancer’ as being the ultimate goal of medical research. This idea produces a misleading binary where cancer is either ‘cured or nothing’, which neglects the enormous progress made in cancer treatment over the last few decades. 
  • New Book Published by a BOPA Member

    29 Apr 2020 British Oncology Pharmacy Association
    A member of our partners BOPA has published a book - ‘Can community pharmacists support patients who take oral anticancer medication?’ By Melanie Dalby is now available via Amazon.
  • Join the cancer conversation

    29 Apr 2020 Cancer Research UK
    #Jointhecancerconversation is a great initiative from Cancer Research UK on social media for organisations and individuals to talk about their experiences of cancer, and discuss what needs to be improved to help those living with the disease.