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Programme & Meeting Information

Thursday 11th & Friday 12th June 2020, Birmingham

UK ONCOLOGY FORUM 2020
Location: ICC Birmingham
Dates: Thursday 11th & Friday 12th June 2020

DRAFT PROGRAMME

View and download the full 2020 programme.

Please visit the speakers page for further details of the speakers and chairs

ABPI/CODE OF CONDUCT

The programme has been designed and developed solely by the UK Oncology Forum Faculty. No sponsors have had any input or influence over the programme design or speaker choices. This meeting is for UK Oncology Healthcare Professionals only.

The meeting will run strictly in accordance to the ABPI Code of Practice. The varying sponsorships packages are primarily for the purchase of promotional exhibition stand space.

No spouses/partners can accompany you to the UK Oncology Forum 2020.

EXHIBITION

The UK Oncology Forum Faculty would like to thank all the sponsors and exhibitors and encourage all attendees to please visit the exhibition area.

EXHIBITION PRIME TIMES

Thursday 11th June 2020
12:00hrs – 13:00hrs
14:00hrs - 14:25hrs

Friday 12th June 2020
07:30hrs – 08:30hrs
10:15hrs – 11:25hrs
13:15hrs – 14:30hrs

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, BASO, BTOG, BOPA, NOTCH, SABR, UKONS and UKOMiC.

These groups will be holding meetings ahead of the conference and ALL their members will attend Day One of the meeting. If you are attending any of the fringe meetings for further details, please go to the Cancer Collaboration & Fringe Meeting page.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

This meeting is only available to UK Cancer Health Care Professionals.

IF YOU WORK IN THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SECTOR THERE WILL BE A REGISTRATION CHARGE OF £300 THIS WILL INCLUDE YOUR ACCOMMODATION, LUNCHES AND THE CONFERENCE DINNER. THIS WILL BE CHARGED UPON REGISTRATION, IF YOU CANCEL BEFORE 7 WEEKS LEAD TO THE MEETING YOU WILL RECEIVE A REFUND LESS A £25 ADMINISTRATION CHARGE. Cancellations received after the 7 weeks cancellation policy, will be charged the full rate. We will endeavour where possible to offer your place to a member of the waiting list, however, most HCPs now have to give at least 6 weeks, study leave notice. This rule has been issued by the Faculty and is NON-Negotiable and is part of the Ts & Cs that you have agreed to upon registration.

TRAVEL

Please arrange your own travel to and from the conference. Travel cannot be supported.

See below PDF with some suitable train and flight options.

MEETING VENUE

We are delighted to be holding the 14th Annual UK Oncology Forum at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

The ICC,
Broad St,
Birmingham,
B1 2EA
United Kingdom

Website : http://www.theicc.co.uk/
Tel: +44 1212 002 000

ONSITE REGISTRATION

On arrival to the ICC Birmingham, please go to the UK Oncology Forum Registration desk where you will be allocated your information pack and access badge/pass.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received to lisa@athenameetings.com by the 4th May 2020. Any cancellations after this date you will be subject to the following fees - Accommodation & Sustenance- £250.00

LOCATION MAP

ACCOMMODATION

Athena have pre-booked hotel rooms. Attendees that are NOT local, will be supported with accommodation and subsistence and this will be arranged and paid for on your behalf. We have a limited amount of accommodation available this will be offered on a “first come, first served” basis.

You will be notified of your allocated accommodation 6 weeks prior to the meeting. All accommodation provided is within walking distance to the ICC.

Please note you will NOT be able to check-in to your accommodation until DAY ONE of the meeting concludes. The ICC Birmingham will be able to store your luggage. Further details will be provided on your allocation of keys.

DRESS CODE

Business casual for the whole of the meeting.

INTERNET

Public free WIFI is available.

GETTING THERE…

Come by car:

If you’re driving to the ICC, you’ll have no problems finding them as Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s motorway networks, close to the M6, M5 and M42. And when you get there, you’ll find parking’s a walk in the park thanks to the thousands of spaces near to the venue.

Catch the train:

If you’re travelling by train you’ll find three stations to choose from, all in the city centre, and all just a short walk from the ICC with New Street Station the closest, and because they are part of the NEC Group you can get 20% off pre-booked ticket prices thanks to their fantastic partnership with Virgin Trains.

Parking:

The closest spaces are at their sister venue Arena Birmingham (King Edward’s Road, B1 2AA). Mobile payments can be made upon arrival at the Arena car park via www.parkjockey.com/pay, quoting location code 5020.

Flying:

Birmingham Airport is the only UK airport with a train station connected to the terminal, which means it takes just a ten-minute train ride to get into Birmingham New Street. If you’d prefer to jump in a taxi, you’ll find a rank directly outside the airport.

CONFERENCE DINNER

Dinner will be served at the ICC on Thursday 11th June 2020 at 20:00hrs. Please note NO ALCOHOL will be served with your dinner. A cash bar is available to purchase alcoholic and soft drinks at your own expense.

CPD ACCREDITATION

CPD points have been applied for. To receive your certificate, you will need to complete the evaluation form on Survey Monkey (survey monkey link will be sent to you via email). The Faculty will only award certificates to delegates that have attended the whole conference. We use a badge system that maps delegate footfall. You will not receive your CPD certificate until several weeks after the conference.

HCP OPTIONAL FREE WORKSHOP

Friday 12th June 13:30hrs ~ 14:30hrs
Subject TBC

INSURANCE

Whilst adequate security is provided at the venue, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your belongings and you are advised not to leave any valuable articles unattended at any time.

The organisers and venue landlords will not accept responsibility for the safety of your belongings.

Cancellation charges will apply for “no-shows” and cancellations received after the cancellation cut off point ~ Thursday 4th May. Please ensure that you have insurance for illness, change of personal circumstance including work related matters. Due to study leave protocol it is unlikely that we can fill places 6 weeks leading to the conference.

SECURITY

Security cameras are provided in certain areas as a deterrent to crime. 24/7 manned Security on site.

INDUSTRY AND CHARITY FREE WORKSHOP

(available for all charity and industry colleagues only)
Friday 12th June 09:15am ~ 10:15am
Speaker TBC

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.

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