Research events and conferences

As well as hosting our own events and conferences, our research funding, strategy and partnerships teams attend and exhibit at a range of conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.

We find this invaluable in meeting researchers and potential partner organisations to discuss opportunities to work with us. If you have any feedback about the events or information you’d like to see here in the future, or would like to arrange a meeting with our staff at these events, please do get in touch.

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The Innovation Summit 2023

The Innovation Summit 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Join us for a day filled with inspiring talks from researchers who are translating their research and networking with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The event will provide you with the opportunity to learn the essential skills and mindset required for embarking on the entrepreneurial journey. You will connect with other entrepreneurs and experts in the field of oncology, and discuss/understand the routes you can take to translate your cancer research into practice. You will also gain insights into circumventing common pitfalls that entrepreneurs often encounter.

You can pick one of our technical Parallel Panel sessions to explore the challenges and opportunities in translating novel biomarkers and diagnostics, or in the use of AI and ML algorithms to enhance cancer care. 

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Maximising the impact of data: Making data FAIR

Event graphic of Maximising the impact of data webinar series: making data FAIR

Date: 27 November 2023

Location: Online

Join our panel of speakers on Monday, 27 November for the next edition of our new webinar series on all things research data.  This time we'll be covering how to ensure your data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reproducible (FAIR). 

Hear academic and commercial perspectives on what’s needed to make a dataset useful to others, as well as insights from experts in data sharing tools and platforms. You’ll also have the chance to ask your questions about what it means to apply the FAIR principles in practice. 

The session will be chaired by Alexis Webb, Cancer Research UK Programme Manager – Research Data Strategy, and speakers will include:  

  • Kevin Litchfield, The Francis Crick Institute 

  • Joseph Day, Cancer Research Horizons  

  • Kasia Kamieniecka, ELIXIR-UK 

Register now

If you have any questions, please email us.

Tackling drug resistance in cancer workshop

tackling drug resistance in cancer: an interdisciplinary workshop

Date: 31 January 2024

Location: York

We’re partnering with Physics of Life and the Rosetrees Trust to deliver a one-day workshop aiming to tackle drug resistance in cancer through interdisciplinary collaboration

The event will explore interdisciplinary insights into tumour resistance and effective translation of novel approaches for patient benefit.

Register now

If you have any questions, please email us.

Data-driven cancer research conference 2024

Data-driven cancer research conference 2024

Date: 27-28 February 2024

Location: etc.venues Manchester

Our inaugural data-driven cancer research conference is a must attend event for anyone working in or interested in data science. This event will showcase fantastic science and enable researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, funders and industry to come together as a community and find the best way forward to maximise the impact of data.

Register now

If you have any questions, please email us.

Inclusive research and innovation events

We've prioritised embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all our research activities to help foster environments that support innovation and creativity. Our research events are designed to showcase cutting-edge science, bring together an international scientific community and facilitate collaborations. 

We want to provide welcoming and inclusive research events where we inspire, inform and engage a range of researchers and promote a positive research culture for everyone. To support this, we've developed a code of conduct to set out our expectations for everyone involved in our research events. 

Contact our events team

If you are organising an event of interest to our cancer research community, or you would like to invite CRUK staff to attend or speak at an event, please get in touch.

We also have a number of resources that can help CRUK Centres, Institutes and investigators with the organisation, marketing and delivery of meetings and conferences. Talk to our Events team to find out more about what we can do for you.


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