International Conference 2014

8th International conference on teenage and young adult cancer medicine 7 – 8 July 2014 and the very first Teenage Cancer Trust nursing and allied health professionals one day symposium 6 July 2014 at the Royal Society of Medicine, One Wimpole Street, London, UK

Be part of the world's most significant event in the field of teenage and young adult cancer medicine.


“I have attended the Teenage Cancer Trust International conference six times and I really recommend it. It gives you an update on TYA cancer issues, an inspiration in your daily work among TYA cancer patients and opportunity to networking as well as meeting professionals from different countries and professions.” - Maria Olsson, Nurse Consultant in paediatric and youth oncology.

"This conference is unmissable for anyone involved in caring for teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer as you will hear first hand from international experts at the very cutting edge of TYA cancer care" - Rachel Hough, Consultant Haematologist, UCLH and Chair of the Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Reference Group

Our biennial conference goes from strength to strength and attracts leading healthcare professionals from across the world, including oncologists, haematologists, epidemiologists, research scientists, psychologists, nurse consultants, nurses, social workers and allied health professionals.

Watch the video below from the last conference and register your interest for the 2014 conference.


If you’re a health professional working with young people with cancer please spread the word about the conference to your colleagues so that we can make it the best Teenage Cancer Trust International Conference ever!

Teenage Cancer Trust nursing and allied health professionals one day symposium

Join us for the very first Teenage Cancer Trust nursing and allied health professionals one day symposium, including networking dinner.

Find out more by downloading the brochure below

International Conference 2012

Teenage Cancer Trust’s groundbreaking Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine took place on 25-26 June 2012 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

Major sponsor - Takeda

This was our 7th international conference and is still the only one of its kind in the world. The conference attracts delegates and speakers from around the globe enabling health professionals to learn about recent developments in cancer for this age group and to share information and best practice. It has become known as the must-attend conference for those working in the field of teenage and young adult cancer.

Once again this unique conference incorporated high quality education as well as the opportunity for medical professionals working in the field of teenage and young adult cancer to interact with colleagues and experts.

Conference sessions covered topics including:

  • Access
  • Recent advances
  • Transition and survivorship

If you’re a health professional working with young people with cancer please spread the word about the conference to your colleagues so that we can make it the best Teenage Cancer Trust International Conference ever!

Videos of the talks at the last conference

Watch them online for free

Duncan Goodhew closes our 7th International Conference

Olympic Gold medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE officially closed Teenage Cancer Trust’s 7th International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult cancer medicine in London. Goodhew is a long standing patron of the charity, and famously brought home the Swimming Gold in 1980. To the delight of the international delegates, he presented to the 200 strong audience with the Olympic torch.

Speaking at the Conference he said: “I’m really pleased to be part of such an innovative charity and am proud to be here today to close this one of a kind conference. Teenage Cancer Trust has paved the way for the appropriate care of teenage and young adults in the UK, and now their work is being replicated internationally. What you guys are doing is amazing. I’m just a swimmer, but you are changing and saving lives. Keep on doing the extraordinary.”

The conference attracted delegates and speakers from around the globe, including oncologists, psychologists, research scientists and nurses. It has become known as the must-attend conference for those working in the field of teenage and young adult cancer, enabling health professionals to learn about recent developments in cancer for this unique age group and to share information and best practice.

The 2012 conference was opened with a key note speech from Mike Richards CBE, National Cancer Director. With a focus on access, recent advances, transition and survivorship, highlights included presentations and discussions around improving diagnosis in young people, the importance of clinical trials, late effects of treatment and fertility.

Myrna Whiteson, Teenage Cancer Trust Life President adds: “As the only conference in the world solely focuses on the occurrence of cancer in teenagers and young adults, our biennial event has grown in prominence over the years. Via our programme, we hope that those from different disciplines will learn from each others, sharing ideas and approaches. We strive to showcase the latest developments, research and challenges in this developing medial field.”

Conference contact

Contact the conference organiser
Rebecca Lawrence-Bristol, Organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 1794 511331
Email Rebecca

Register online now

Registration for this event is online only and we accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or credit card (card charges apply). All payments must be received before the conference without exception.

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Nursing and allied health professionals one day symposium

Find out more about our first nursing symposium on 6 July 2014

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Conference sponsorship

Any supplier of relevant equipment, product or service is invited to contribute to the exhibition at the conference. Find out what the options are:

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