The Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2019

  • Kristianne J.C. Galpin Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
  • David P. Cook Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
  • Louisa M. Salemi Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Sara Urowitz Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
  • Christine Williams Ontario Institute of Cancer Research, Toronto, ON
  • John C. Bell Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Dept. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Michael D. Brundage Queen’s Cancer Research Institute, Department of Oncology Queen’s University
  • Barbara C. Vanderhyden Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON
Keywords: Cancer Research, Patient Engagement, Meeting

Abstract

The fifth Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) took place 3-5 November 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario. With nearly 1000 participants, scientists, oncologists, community members, and patients gathered together to share knowledge, foster collaborations, and fuel the future of cancer research in Canada. The scientific program included three plenary sessions, 26 concurrent sessions and two poster sessions presenting research described in over 600 submitted abstracts. These gave participants the opportunity to share their research that collectively encompassed the four pillars of health research recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to the breadth of topics addressed by Canadian and international experts, the highlights of the meeting included the integration of patients/advocates, new rapid-fire sessions for abstract presentation, and events that enhanced the learning opportunities for trainees.


Published
2020-01-06
How to Cite
Galpin, K. J., Cook, D. P., Salemi, L. M., Urowitz, S., Williams, C., Bell, J. C., Brundage, M. D., & Vanderhyden, B. C. (2020). The Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2019. Current Oncology, 27(2). https://doi.org/10.3747/co.27.6245
Section
Meeting Report