The Conference brings together a unique mix of people working in basic, translational and clinical research and it is the ideal setting to network, discuss ideas and establish new collaborations in one meeting. Anyone working or aspiring to work in research related to cancer is welcome to attend.
Yes, single day rates apply to those attending the Conference for one day only. By selecting this category you will have access to the Conference only for the day you have selected. If you are attending for more than one day, either the double day or the full registration rates apply.
Double day rates apply to those attending the Conference for two consecutive days only. By selecting this category you will have access to the Conference only on the days that you have selected. If you are attending for more than two days or on non-consecutive days, either individual day rates or full registration rates apply.
We are only able to accept bookings linked to a unique email address so although you will be able to create a booking and amend the delegate’s name at a later date, a unique email address will have to be provided when registering. To amend the delegate name at a later date, you will have to log into your registration account using the email address provided. Please ensure that you have registered and paid the appropriate registration fee by Sunday 21 October 2018.
The 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for 24 category 1 (external) CPD credits.
Please complete the appropriate section of the electronic Conference survey to request your certificate. A link to the survey will be sent to you after the Conference. Certificates will only be sent electronically and may take up to 10 working days.
Full refunds for Conference bookings will only be offered for cancellations made in writing up to 48 hours after the booking, provided there are at least 30 working days before the event starting date. After 48 hours of the booking, refunds will incur a £50 administration charge. No refunds will be offered for cancellations made within 30 working days of the Conference, however it is possible to substitute a delegate with another in the same category until 15 working days prior to the Conference starting date. Delegate changes are only accepted in writing.
Press passes are limited and will only be offered to journalists or media outlets capable of reaching large or influential audiences. Press passes may be offered to other organisations’ press officers (strictly 1 pass per organisation) if they are planning specific coverage of the Conference and they have a track record of coverage in areas related to cancer research. Press pass requests should be sent to email@example.com
All types of cancer-related research that fall within our 5 streams are eligible for submission
Case reports are not accepted
Encore abstracts are eligible for presentation at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference but they will be excluded from publication in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC) unless relevant permissions have been acquired
Submission of multiple abstracts from the same author on the same study may result in the rejection of one or more abstracts
Submitter: This is the person submitting the abstract. They may or may not be a listed author and they will be administering the submission. Regardless of who submit the abstracts, once an abstract is accepted we will correspond with the main author and the presenting author about it.
Main author: This is usually the researcher who has undertaken the research work. Some institutions prefer to list the principal investigator as main author instead so this is something you would need to check before submitting.
Presenting author: This is the person who will be presenting the abstract at the Conference if selected. Main author and presenting author are often the same person but they don’t have to be (as long as the presenting author is one of the co-authors).
Co-author: This is someone who has contributed to the research being presented. You can list up to 25 co-authors.
Corresponding author: This is the person we would contact if we have any questions about the content of your research. In our system this is by default the main author.
You will have to select a theme to submit your abstract. 2018 abstract themes tally with the Conference streams as follows:
Cancer discovery / underpinning research
Early detection, diagnosis and prognosis
Cancer control, living with and beyond and cancer outcomes
You will also be asked to identify up to two keywords and a site for site-specific research.
Your abstract will have four main sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions and must be no more than 300 words long. Tables can be included and any contents do count towards the word limit. References and citations to previously published work should be avoided.
All accepted abstracts at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference will be reviewed and considered for publication in a supplement of the British Journal of Cancer (BJC). The abstract supplement will be made available to all BJC subscribers, Conference participants and NCRI partners for a charge. You will be notified of your acceptance, and given the option to purchase a paper copy when registering for the Conference.
Abstracts that have been presented at other conferences will, if accepted, be eligible for presentation at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. However to be considered for publication the correct permissions must be obtained from Rightslink-generated permissions and from all co-authors.
Late breaking abstracts will be considered for presentation at the Conference, however they will not be considered for any prizes or awards. Please note that only abstracts containing novel data which became available in the last six months will be considered for late breaking submission. The late breaking submission dates are as follows: 1 August 2018 – 2 September 2018
All abstracts will be considered for presentation in the following formats:
Parallel sessions (oral)
Clinical Trials Showcase (oral)
Proffered paper sessions (oral)
All presenters will also have the opportunity to present their work on a printed poster (by booking a poster board on a specific day only) and orally by booking an oral presentation slot in one of the silent theatres in the Exhibition Hall (further information on this will be provided if your abstract is successful).
All posters will be presented electronically at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference.
Presenters will have the opportunity to bring along a printed copy of their e-poster which will be displayed in the Exhibition Hall during one of three sessions. Printed posters must fit the poster board area which is 2m x 1m (portrait). We advise that your poster size is A0 portrait. Landscape posters cannot be accommodated. If you want to prepare a handout for participants with a summary of your poster or a link to your e-poster, this must be no larger than A5 to fit in the document holder that will be provided on poster boards. Handouts placed on the floor will be removed for health and safety reasons. Please note: poster boards will only be allocated to those who specify that they will be bringing a paper copy when submitting their e-poster.
Oral presentations in the Exhibition Hall
Presenters will have the opportunity to present their e-poster orally and reserve a 6 minute slot in a dedicated silent theatre. A silent theatre is an informal presentation area within the Exhibition Hall where people can hear the presenter through headphones.
A link to access the e-poster template and to book poster presentation and silent theatre slots will be sent to all accepted presenters.
An e-poster or electronic poster utilises a monitor and computer to display an electronic version of a poster. Accepted presenters will be sent a link where they will be able to download a template to create their e-poster. The template can be amended as necessary (colours, font type and background can be changed) and images, charts and logos added as necessary (no animations or videos). We recommend font size is between 6-10 points as e-posters will be displayed on touch screens with zooming functionality. E-posters offer an opportunity to convey information more effectively and are also fully searchable, allowing delegates to find studies they are interested in more easily. All e-posters will also be available on the Conference App.
Presenting authors must register for the Conference for a minimum of one day. You must submit your e-poster in advance. Please ensure that you have registered and paid the appropriate registration fee by the deadline. Accepted abstracts for which a presenting author has not registered and paid the registration fee will be withdrawn, will not appear in any Conference publication, and will not be presented at the Conference.
You will be able to amend your abstract directly before the abstract submission deadline simply by following the link that will be sent to you when you start the submission process. Requests to amend minor errors such as typos and misspellings, or to withdraw abstracts after the amendments deadline has passed must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 7 October. Please note publication deadlines might be different from this and you will be emailed the details if relevant
The 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference will be held at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, UK. The full address is: Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow, G3 8YW, Scotland. View the venue page for further information.
Convenient parking is available in the multi-storey car park at a cost of £16 per 24 hours. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card on arrival or before departure. A map and directions can be found here.
Yes, the Conference App is the essential guide for an up-to-date programme, exhibitor list and event news. The App allows all delegates to build their own programme and contact other delegates through in-App messaging, and will be released a few weeks prior to the Conference.
The NCRI Cancer Conference is targeted at a professional audience but patients and carers formally involved in cancer research are welcome to attend. There is a reduced registration rate available for patient experts.
The demand for patient expert bursaries always outstrips the funds available, and the NCRI does not usually award bursaries beyond the members of the NCRI Consumer Forum, and even then not all requests can be met. Individual NCRI Partners or other organisations interested in cancer research may have funds available to support patients and carers wishing to attend the Conference, and any patient or carer who does attend is encouraged to join in the NCRI Consumer Forum’s open meetings and events at the Conference. Please contact us at email@example.com to find out more about the 2018 NCRI Consumer Forum Conference bursary application or for more information.
The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation invites A Level students and their teachers to take part in this special event taking place at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference.