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VIRTUAL UK ONCOLOGY FORUM 2020

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2020
Firstly, we would like to thank you for your patience and ongoing support during these unsettling times regarding your registration of the 2020 UK Oncology Forum.

With the current Covid-19 situation and large gatherings, we have decided to host the 2020 UK Oncology Forum in a virtual setting. We hope you agree that this is the right decision.

We are delighted with the platform that we have chosen and feel that it is user friendly, safe and with the added bonus of providing an interactive and excellent networking platform.

We have adapted the 2020 programme to include important discussion around the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on cancer treatments and services across the UK. The 2020 Question Time Session, chaired by Professor Daniel Hochhauser will be completely dedicated to Covid-19 and Cancer. More details to follow. We encourage you to submit your questions to Athena around the issues, concerns and all observations and questions will be addressed in this session. We are also working hard to secure a Covid-19 expert to give the meeting a dynamic ending. More details to follow.

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 ASCO highlights we will also include important updates from ESMO (the Forum takes place the week after Virtual ESMO.) 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 patience during this time. 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 2021 when hopefully we will have the pleasure of all meeting together again in a safe environment. The dates for the 2021 UKOF are 10th & 11th June, in Birmingham.

We look forward to welcoming you “virtually” to the 2020 Virtual UK Oncology Forum, Thursday 24th September and Friday 25th September. If you have not yet applied for your Study Leave, please do so as soon as possible.

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

THE 2020 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 (ACP AGM, BOPA, BCTRCG, CCA-UK, MACMILLAN, NOTCH AGM, UKONS, UKOMIC)
- Live Opening & Closing Keynote Speakers
- Live 2020 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 ACP AGM, BOPA, BCTRCG, 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

CPD 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 the virtual platform that maps delegate footfall.
CONFIRMATION
At the beginning of September 2020 you will receive an email confirming your registration and giving instructions on how to access to the 2020 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.

2020 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


Athena Meetings and Events is a medical events agency and secretariat, that support global cancer meetings, cancer organisations and the pharmaceutical sector to deliver seamless, high quality educational meetings. Athena are proud of their esteemed reputation within the medical meetings space and with the cancer healthcare professionals that they work with closely, across the globe.

Athena Meetings & Events provides full secretariat support to the UK Oncology Forum annual meeting.
Over 20 Years of consistently delivering excellence in client service.

Athena Meetings & Events
The Science Park Building 23
Room 23S55 Mereside
Alderley Park
Alderley Edge
Cheshire
SK10 4TG

Website: www.athenameetings.com
Contact: enquires@athenameetings.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1625 238711

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