Our inaugural Early Career Researcher (ECR) Forum event programme has been tailored to the interests and needs of Forum members, with the aim to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of leading cancer researchers. It will feature a number of topical sessions including panel discussions, educational items and networking, as well as an ECR Proposals Guidance session.

The NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum was launched in June 2021, and now represents a community of over 400 ECRs interested in and/or working towards careers in cancer-related research. This includes basic and translational researchers, allied health professionals (AHP) and clinical ECRs based in the UK. Our Forum aims to offer ECRs the opportunity to build collaborative networks in their field of interest, whilst enhancing their skills and supporting career development through training, mentoring, networking and research involvement opportunities. The upcoming virtual ECR Forum event forms a core part of this offering.

Programme

Time  Session title 
10:00-10:05  Welcome
10:05-10:15  Introduction to the NCRI 
10:15-10:35  Meet the ECR Forum Advisory Committee 
10:45-11:00  Networking session
11:00-11:20  Break 
11:20-12:50 Challenges and opportunities for ECRs in cancer research
12:50-13:50  Lunch 
13:50-14:50  Mini proposals guidance  
15:00-15:15  Networking session
15:15-15:30  Break 
15:30-16:45 Getting funded – tips for ECRs
16:45-17:00  Closing remarks 
17:00 Close

Meeting chair

  • Dr Matthew Fok – University of Liverpool and Chair of the ECR Forum Advisory Committee

Session chairs

  • Dr Douglas Cartwright –University of Glasgow and NCRI ECR Forum Advisory Committee
  • Dr Gianina-Ioana Postavaru – University of Leicester and NCRI ECR Forum Advisory Committee
  • Dr Harshani Green – The Royal Marsden Hospital and NCRI ECR Forum Advisory Committee

Speakers

  • Mr Dale Vimalachandran – National Institute for Health and Care Research
  • Dr Mary Wells – Imperial College London
  • Professor Janet Dunn – University of Warwick
  • Dr Gianina-Ioana Postavaru – University of Leicester and NCRI ECR Forum Advisory Committee
  • Dr Eileen Parkes – University of Oxford
  • Dr Sheeba Irshad – King’s College London
  • Mr Gareth O’Brien – NIHR Academy, Personal Awards Team
  • Mr Richard Stephens NCRI Consumer Forum Member
  • Dr Kathryn Whitmore MRC
  • Dr Alessia Errico Cancer Research Horizons

Who should attend?

NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum members and early career researchers who are interested in and/or working towards a career in cancer-related research. This includes both clinical and non-clinical colleagues based in the UK.

Cost

This event is free to attend for NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum members. Non-members will be charged £35. You can register to join the NCRI Early Career Researcher Forum free of charge by filling in this form.

Date

Jun 21 2022

Time

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Online
Category

Cost

Free for Forum members (£35 for non-members)