CO research day: Inspiring future academics in clinical oncology

Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Wednesday 27 June 2018
Venue address: 
The Christie Hospital, 550 Wilmslow Road, MANCHESTER, M20 4BX
CPD credits: 

An essential event for those interested in an academic career in clinical oncology. This is a fantastic opportunity for trainees to meet researchers from different backgrounds at various stages of their careers.  We will discuss snapshots of current research programmes and tips and tricks from those who have successfully achieved academic roles. Many of the leading academics in the UK will be present which will allow close networking and an opportunity speak with them directly

Places can be booked by Core Medical and Foundation year trainees interested in a career in Clinical Oncology.

Deadline for booking was 4 June 2018. Call for availability.


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Tuesday 26 June 2018

The Christie will host an optional social event on Tuesday evening. Please see booking page for fees and contact information to request further details.

Time Speaker

Welcome drinks


Welcome and introduction                  Why are we here – what is this about?

Dr Ananya Chourdhury, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

19:00The biology of radiotherapyDr Rob Bristow, Manchester Cancer Research Centre
20:00Social event: Dinner and Ceilidh

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Time Speaker
09:00Invited speaker                               The National Radiotherapy Research Strategy

Professor David Sebag-Montefiore, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

09:30Career development overview         A lifetime of research: how to build resilience and longevity in to your resarch career

Professor Peter Hoskin, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and                          Professor Tim Illidge, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester




Current research students

 Fish out of water: how to do a lab-based PhDDr Rick Walshaw, University of Manchester
 Combining research with less than full time trainingDr Angela Pathmanathan, The Institute of Cancer Research, London
 The clinician as part of team scienceDr YeePei Song, University of Manchester

Lunch and poster session

13:30Research talks/ tour

Professor Marcel van Herk, University of Manchester and                                         Dr Alan McWilliam, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

14:15ProtonsProfessor Karen Kirkby and Professor Neil Burnet, University of Manchester

Professor Catharine West, University of Manchester




Career pathways

 A post CCT fellowship and how to develop a career as a clinician scientistDr Andrew Hudson, University of Manchester
 Defining a research programme in advance radiotherapyDr Ann Henry, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
 Research as part of a clinical careerDr Alison Tree, The Royal Marsden, London
17:00Mentoring break out session
18:00Close of meetingProfessor Corinne Faivre, Finn, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester


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


Deadline for booking was 4 June 2018. Call for availability.

All accommodation and the evening social event on 26 June will be arranged by the events team at the Christie. The Christie team will contact you in May to finalise accommodation bookings. Should you have any queries regarding the dinner or accommodation please contact

Online booking, using a credit or debit card, is available to members and Fellows.
If you are not a member or Fellow, please print the Registration Form, complete and return with payment by post or email to: or The Conference Office, The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW.

Bookings for this meeting are no longer being taken. Please contact the Conference Office for availability on 020 7406 5942.

CO Research day registration form


Venue information

The Christie Hospital

550 Wilmslow Road
M20 4BX
United Kingdom




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

  • On or before Monday 14 May 2018: Will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £15 administration fee
  • Between Tuesday 15 May 2018 and Monday 11 June 2018: 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 12 June 2018: No transfer or refund permitted