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.”
Watch the video below from the last conference and register your interest for the 2014 conference.
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:
- 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
Contact the conference organiser
Rebecca Lawrence-Bristol, Organiser
Tel: + 44 (0) 1794 511331