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VIRTUAL UK ONCOLOGY FORUM 2021
21st and 22nd October 2021

Dear Colleagues
After a challenging year in healthcare, we now enter a new and more positive era of relaxed rules, regulations and cautious optimism. The vaccination programme, continues to improve our working environment and every-day living.

As our speciality includes treating vulnerable patients, the UK Oncology Forum Faculty all agree it would be wrong to encourage large gatherings of cancer HCPs in 2021. We have therefore decided to hold the 2021 UKOF in a virtual setting. We hope to be able to all meet up again next year in person.

We have designed the 2021 programme to include important discussion around the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on cancer treatments and services across the UK. But more importantly what we have learnt and the need to diseminate and share best practice.

We have worked hard to secure some of the top cancer experts from across the UK and Europe for all of the tumour clinical sessions. In addition to ESMO highlights we will also include important updates from ASCO.

The meeting will be CME accredited. With this in mind and to give this first class oncology meeting the respect that it deserves, we are urging all of our delegates to apply for study leave and to join the meeting virtually for the duration of the course. Some Trusts also have stringent “firewalls” that make logging in to Virtual Meetings difficult and in some cases, impossible.

We could not have delivered this virtual meeting without the unwavering support of our sponsors from Industry. We would like to give special thanks to them for their loyalty and continued support of the UKOF. We urge you to visit them in the Virtual Exhibition and our friends and colleagues from other UK national cancer organisations.
Mostly, thank you for sticking with us. This meeting continues to flourish and we look forward to 2022 when hopefully we will have the pleasure of all meeting together again in a safe environment.

We look forward to welcoming you “virtually” to the 2021 Virtual UK Oncology Forum. If you have not yet applied for your Study Leave, please do so as soon as possible.

Kindest regards
Professor Ruth Plummer and the UK Oncology Forum Faculty

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
This virtual meeting is only available to UK Cancer Health Care Professionals.

THE 2021 VIRTUAL UK ONCOLOGY FORUM VIRTUAL MEETING OFFERS:
- Discussion around the Covid-19 crisis
- ASCO and ESMO important highlights
- Virtual Exhibition
- Industry Symposiums
- Cancer Collaboration Meetings (BOPA, CCA-UK, MACMILLAN, NOTCH, UKONS, UKOMiC)
- Live Opening & Closing Keynote Speakers
- Live 2021 Special Covid-19 & Cancer Question Time Session
- Live streaming of clinical workstream sessions
- Live Q&A with Invited Speakers - CME accredited
CHARITY CORNER
The clinical stream chairs have nominated a charity of their choice to have the opportunity to exhibit at the Oncology Forum. By attending the Oncology Forum this provides the charities a platform to showcase their patient support programmes and research projects, to cancer healthcare professionals. The Oncology Forum Faculty are proud to offer FREE exhibition space to charities that support patients. “Working TOGETHER, Working for Patients”.

CANCER COLLABORATION
The UK Oncology Forum Faculty have offered FREE meeting space and support to other cancer organisations that are committed to the continued education of healthcare professionals. We are delighted to welcome and include our colleagues from the following organisations: The AGM, BOPA, CCA-UK, MACMILLAN, NOTCH AGM, UKONS, UKOMIC. These groups will be holding virtual meetings ahead of the conference and ALL their members will attend Day One of the virtual meeting. If you are attending any of the virtual fringe meetings for further details, please go to the Cancer Collaboration & Fringe Meeting page.

ACCREDITATION

CME points have been applied for. To receive your certificate, you will need to complete the virtual evaluation form. The Faculty will only award certificates to delegates that have attended the whole conference. We use a virtual platform that maps delegate footfall.
CONFIRMATION
At the beginning of September 2021 you will receive an email confirming your registration and giving instructions on how to access to the 2021 Virtual UK Oncology Forum.

SUPPORT
Customer service staff will be available during the virtual meeting to provide support and answer any questions you may have.

2021 VIRTUAL UK ONCOLOGY FORUM PLATFORM - SECURITY & COMPLIANCE
Only HCPs will have access to the Sponsor Virtual Exhibition and to the clinical streams. The ABPI Code of conduct will be strongly adhered to. All data is held securely in a state of art SOC 2 type ii data centers with live sync and full disaster failover. The platform is routinely ‘Penetration Tested’ on both the native platforms and the web platform. Access to the environment is monitored at all endpoints and HIPAA standard security policies are in place.

THE SECRETARIAT


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Athena Meetings & Events provides full secretariat support to the UK Oncology Forum annual meeting.
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