CRUK Early Diagnosis Research - Virtual Series 2021

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Future Events

To express your interest in future events please:

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Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conferences hosted by our Strategic Evidence team (formerly Early Diagnosis team) have run every two years since 2011 and are highly valued within our thriving and engaging early diagnosis community. Whilst the circumstances over the past year prevented us from being physically together, we were impressed with the sense of continued collaboration and commitment to pressing on with this important work during these difficult times. The silver lining is that virtually we were able to engage with the wider Early Diagnosis community across the world.

We created engaging and impactful opportunities for people to come together and immerse themselves in topics key to the early diagnosis agenda and identified important opportunities for translating findings into policy and practice.

Delegates found the series so far ‘informative’ and ‘interesting’ to hear about ‘different perspectives of other colleagues around the table and the work they are involved in.’

One of the best virtual events I have attended since the start of the pandemic. Breaking the sessions over a series of weeks rather than trying to do in 1-3 days back to back is so helpful to maintain interest and for diary planning. Well done!’

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If you have any suggestions on future topics  please get in touch with the team.

How do I register for the event? 

Please click here to register for the event 


Who do I contact if I haven’t received any information about the event since I registered? 

You should receive a delegate pack and Microsoft Teams Live link to the event one week before the event. If you have not received this please contact the Early Diagnosis Virtual Series team  at 


Where can I find the full programme? 

The full programme will be shared on the ED Conference webpages soon. 

You can find the confirmed programme so far here 


Will there be an opportunity to ask the speakers any questions at the events? 

Yes, on Microsoft Teams Live you will be able to submit questions to the speakers via the Q & A box and we will try and get as many questions answered as possible during the Q & A sessions, however on Microsoft Teams Live the delegates will not be able to use the microphone to ask the speakers questions directly. 


How do I access the Virtual Series on Microsoft Teams Live? 

Before joining the session  

Have a look at our technical guide on how to access a Microsoft Teams Live event 

Joining the session:  

You will receive an e-mail inviting you to the session one week before the event. (Each session will have its own link). Have a look at our technical guide on how to join a Microsoft Teams Live event. 


What happens if I cannot access the session or have technical problems on the day? 

If you are having technical problems, here are some possible solutions: 

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet or move nearer to your wifi router if your connection has dropped. 

  1. Try leaving the session and re-joining. 

  1. If you can’t hear anything try un-plugging and re-plugging your headphones. 

  1. Refer to the technical guide to check you have the correct settings for Microsoft Teams Live.  

  1. If you are unable to access the live event due to technical issues please email the team at and we will send you the recording of the session after the event. 


Will the session be recorded? 

The session will be recorded and be available to access using the same link as the event and will be available for 180 days after the event. 


Do I need to register in order to access the recordings?  

Yes, you will need to be registered as on demand recordings will be accessed through the link to the event. 


Will I receive anything after the event? 

After each event you will receive a Summary of the event, the link to the recording and a link to the feedback form which we encourage you to complete to help us improve our events in the future. 

Who do I contact if I have any questions about the event? 

If you have any questions please contact the Early Diagnosis virtual series team at 


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