Clinical and Radiation Oncology Research Training Meeting 2017

Tuesday 27 June 2017 to Wednesday 28 June 2017
Venue address: 
Old Road Campus Research Building,, Old Road Campus Research Building,, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ
CPD credits: 

The event is principally aimed at clinical oncology trainees wishing to develop, or further their academic career.

This event is run over two days, with a welcome meeting on the evening of 27 June to be held at St Hilda's College followed by an optional banquet dinner. The location changes to the Old Road Campus Research building on 28 June.

Delegates can attend for one or both days.  Please ensure you select the correct fee when booking to include or exclude accommodation and the dinner as required. 


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Tuesday 27 June 2017


TimeActivityChair / Speaker


Punts and Pimms (optional)



Welcome - why are we here and what is this about


Geoff  Higgins, Daniel Holyoake and Tessa Greenhalgh - St Hilda’s Post Grad students


Weiss Medal Presentation and Lecture

Prof John Yarnold (Introduced by Prof Penny Jeggo)




Banquet Dinner


Contact us

For any queries relating to this event please contact

Professional Learning and Development
The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields


Tel: 020 7406 5942

Wednesday 28 June 2017


TimeActivityChair/ speaker





ARR Session 8: Radiotherapy

Chair:  Prof Marco Durante, Trento, Italy


ARR Session

Prof David Sebag-Montefiore, University of Leeds and Prof Tim Maughan, University of Oxford


3x short talks selected from the abstracts



Group transport to ORCRB

Coffee and registration on arrival at ORCRB

Start for people only coming for the one-day meeting



Career Development Overview 

Importance and Opportunity for Academic Training in Radiation Oncology

Introduced by Prof Tim Maughan, University of Oxford &

Dr Ben O’Leary, Academic Representative, Oncology Registrars’ Forum, Royal College of Radiologists

11.30 – 13.30

Posters and Lunch Session


13.30 – 15.00

Lab/ Research Tour  - (3 x 30 minute slots)


  • Basic science techniques - microscopy, cell culture (Anne Kiltie)
  • Translational science – in vitro, in vivo (Anderson Ryan)
  • High Throughput Screening (Thomas Ashton/Michael Skwarski)
  • Bioinformatics (Sean O’Cathail/Francesca Buffa/Enric Domingo)
  • Radiation Planning in Pain Clinic (Sindu Vivekanandan/Daniel McGowan/Maria Hawkins)
  • Clinical Imaging (Tessa Greenhalgh/Daniel McGowan/Geoff Higgins)
  • Animal Imaging and Radiotherapy in Animal House (Sean Smart/Mark Hill/Kate Vallis)


Attendees choose tours, small groups of up to 4 people


Hosted by Oxford CRFs / Post docs to provide detailed experience of scientific opportunities with clinical group leaders.  Aim: to see research techniques and have a chance to catch an interest in their use. Hands on experience


15.00 – 15.30




15.30 – 16.30 

Career pathways Post MD/PhD



10-minute presentations to cover personal motivation, navigating the post MD/PhD landscape and grant applications from three perspectives



•      Getting your Clinician Scientist Grant (Geoff Higgins’ Lab)

•      Non lab-based Academic Research  (Joe O’Sullivan, Queen’s University, Belfast)

•      Academic Clinician in NHS (Charlotte Coles, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge)

16.30 – 17.30

Mentoring Break Out Sessions

Opportunities to meeting individual lab or research leaders in a very small group – 1:1 up to 1:3. 

Pre booked – ‘Meet the Faculty’ sessions



Close of Meeting




Please note the rates for the different ticket options available to delegates:

  • Registration for the Clinical and Radiation Oncology Research Training Meeting – (including overnight accommodation (27th June) and day meeting on Wednesday 28th June only - £120
  • Registration for Clinical and Radiation Oncology Research Training Meeting for the day meeting on Wednesday 28th June only  - £50    

Online booking, using a credit or debit card, is available to members and Fellows.

If you are not a member or Fellow, please email or call 0207 406 5967 to secure your place. 

 Book online 


Venue information

Old Road Campus Research Building,

Old Road Campus Research Building,
United Kingdom


Notice of cancellation must be given by email to the Research and Academic Administrator:   

Delegates wishing to cancel or transfer a place on a meeting:

  • On or before Friday 12 May 2017: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £15 administration fee
  • On or between Monday 15 May and Monday 12 June 2017: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £25 administration fee
  • On or after Tuesday 13 June 2017: No transfer or refund permitted



Accommodation will be available for delegates at St Anne’s College, Oxford, for the night of Tuesday 27th June regardless of whether attending the dinner.

Please select the relevant rate when making your booking.