Conferences and workshops

Conference delegates

To make best progress in research, it is imperative that those working in the field share their findings.

Our conferences and workshops facilitate the sharing of knowledge and ideas and promote the development of new research collaborations.

Future conferences and workshops

Childhood Cancer 2016: A scientific and educational meeting showcasing state-of-the-art translational science in childhood cancer

Save the date: 5th to 7th September 2016, London
Join us in London for our fourth international scientific conference.

Visit the Childhood Cancer 2016 website

Previous conferences and workshops

Workshop: Breaking down barriers in paediatric brain tumour research and treatment

1st and 2nd February 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians, London
Through this two-day workshop, chaired by Professor David Walker, we hope to facilitate discussions to help overcome some of the barriers to progress in paediatric brain tumour research. We want to stimulate new collaborations and help pave the way for new advances.

We plan to put funding behind the meeting outcomes, with the event shaping the 2016 call for applications under our Brain Tumour Initiative.

Read more: Brain Tumour Workshop blog

Think Tank on: Magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia - candidate mechanistic pathways

London, 22nd and 23rd September 2014
An association between exposure to magnetic fields linked to the electricity supply above average levels of 0.3/0.4 microtesla and childhood leukaemia risk, is widely acknowledged in official EMF Reports. However, the mechanism(s) by which magnetic fields may increase the risk of leukaemia are unclear.

This Think Tank brought together world experts on leading-edge aspects of the interaction of magnetic fields with biological systems to brainstorm candidate mechanisms.

Participants were provided with a unique opportunity to exchange the latest advances in understanding, across otherwise diverse specialist topics.

Download the full report: Magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia – candidate mechanistic pathways

Workshop on in utero exposure and cancer in children

2nd and 3rd June 2014 at the Royal College of Physicians, London
The initiating event(s) in at least some childhood cancers is believed to occur in utero. This two-day international workshop set out to examine aspects of in utero exposure to agents that may affect subsequent cancer risk in children, with an emphasis on mechanisms of transplacental transfer and early biological effects.

Speakers and delegates travelled from far and wide to take part in the workshop and contributed enthusiastically. We built in a generous amount of discussion time to enable a two-way flow of information.

Participants welcomed the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with those working in allied fields and we know that several new collaborations have already been born.

Download the full report of the event: In utero exposure and cancer in children

Download a copy of the Workshop 2014 programme

Childhood Cancer 2012: International scientific conference on Early Exposures and Childhood Cancer

In April 2012, over 150 participants from around the world joined us in London for Childhood Cancer 2012, our international scientific conference on the causes of childhood cancer.

The conference was opened by Professor Sir Alan Craft, former president of Royal College of Paediatrics and one of the UK’s leading experts on childhood medicine.

Over the three days that followed, delegates heard from more than 20 international experts speaking across a wide-range of topics relevant to the causes of childhood cancer including air pollution, parental smoking, pesticide exposure, genetics and diet.

Read more: Childhood Cancer 2012 – conference summary

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