Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015: United Against Cancer

Belfast 8-10 June                                                                

NCIN 2015  

We are pleased to announce that the Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 will be held in Belfast and hosted by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. The Conference theme will be, ‘United Against Cancer - locally, nationally and internationally' and will build on the theme of the 2014 conference, "The power of Information’’, which highlighted how cancer intelligence based on high quality data is improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of cancer in the UK and beyond. 

In recent years, the annual Cancer Outcomes Conference has become established as being particularly accessible for patients, carers and those involved in understanding and improving along all points along the cancer pathway; providng a platform to showcase new and applied knowledge.

The Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 is an association between the National Cancer Intelligence Network (Public Health England), the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR).

For more information about the conference, to register or submit an abstract, visit the Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015 website.

About the Conference

Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast City Centre

Programme summary: 5 plenary and 12 parallel sessions, poster exhibition

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear leading experts discuss emerging research, service evaluation, clinical audit and analysis, and explore how cancer intelligence is influencing wider public health and policy. Further programme details to follow shortly.  Alongside keynote speeches in 5 plenary sessions, there will be 12 parallel sessions and an exhibition including poster presentations.

Audience: The conference will have a multidisciplinary focus and aim to give delegates a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with members of the community across the cancer continuum. This includes patients, researchers, clinicians, commissioners, allied cancer professionals, policy-makers and third sector organisations.

Registration: Early bird registration ends 31 March 2015.

As with previous years, patient bursaries will be available. More information will be published in due course.

Additional visitor and travel information will be available shortly via a link to the conference web page

Abstract submission:

Abstract submissions are invited on work that introduces new ideas, research findings and advances in clinical practice and cancer outcomes. Both quantitative and qualitative abstracts may be submitted. Submissions should be made online by midnight on Friday 13 February 2015 for consideration for oral or poster presentation.   

Abstract themes

  • Data processing and  management
  • Changing Clinical Practice/Supporting Commissioning/Clinical Audit
  • International comparisons of cancer outcomes and/or quality of care
  • Cancer Prevention and aetiological risk factors
  • Cancer Screening, Early Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Primary Care
  • Survivorship/Late Effects of Cancer and its Treatment
  • Patient Reported Outcome/Experience Measures (PROMs/PREMs)
  • End of Life Care
  • Treatment: Surgery, Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy/Pharmaco-Epidemiology
  • Links with other Disease areas: Health Intelligence Networks
  • Childhood, Teenage  & Young Adults –
  • Less Common Cancers
  • Older People & Cancer
  • Economics of Cancer
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials/Biobanks
  • Inequalities- access to optimal care and survival

Conference Reception: A conference reception and buffet dinner will be held in the Great Hall, Belfast City Hall during the evening of 8 June and will provide an excellent networking opportunity for those who attend (limited availability, booking will be via conference registration system).

Conference Dinner: A conference dinner will be held during the evening of 9 June in Titanic Belfast (limited availability, booking will be via conference registration system).

About the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR)

In 2015 the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) celebrates 21 years of data collection and analysis and welcomes the opportunity to host the National Cancer Intelligence Network Cancer Outcomes Conference 2015: United Against Cancer in association with the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) to mark the occasion.The N. Ireland Cancer Registry is funded by the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland and hosted by Queens University Belfast.AudienceThe conference will have a multidisciplinary focus and aim to give delegates a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas with members of the community across the cancer continuum. This includes patients, researchers, clinicians, commissioners, allied cancer professionals, policy-makers and third sector organisations.

About UKIACR

The United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR) is a society, members of which are involved in the development of cancer registration, and in its application both to the study of cancer in defined populations and to the development of cancer control programmes in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Their AGM will take place during the conference.