oncology convention

Knowledge surrounding cancer and the development of modern technologies has revolutionised the way healthcare has been offered over the last 50 years. The extent of the development means that someone diagnosed with cancer today is twice as likely to survive 10 years after their diagnosis than they would in 1970.

Until we find a cure for cancer, we need to keep managing our expectations. We need to keep developing the patient pathway from the detection of cancers all the way through to treatment and aftercare – allowing people who have been diagnosed with cancer to live as comfortably as possible.

Bladder & Bowel UK are delighted to announce its new partnership with the Oncology Convention ahead of its exhibition on the 17th and 18th March.

What is the Oncology Convention?

The Oncology Convention welcomes thousands of the world’s leading oncology professionals for two unmissable days at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. The exhibition aims to show oncology experts throughout the industry the revolutionary new ways of studying and treating cancer. This is achieved by hosting a world-class CPD accredited seminar programme, interactive masterclasses and showcases by ground-breaking suppliers.

The programme plays host to over 100 seminars, held by a collection of industry-renowned oncology experts including the likes of Malcolm Wilson from the Colorectal & Peritoneal Oncology Centre who will be speaking on cytoreduction and HIPEC in the treatment of peritoneal disease from appendiceal and colorectal tumours; Dr Tony Dhillon from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital who is covering immunotherapy and colon cancer; and Dr Catherine Coyle from the Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on the non surgical oncologists view of prostate cancer.

Running alongside the seminars, there are 35 informative masterclasses delivered by Rutherford Cancer Centres, an organisation that works with international technology and clinical partners in order to be at the forefront of providing innovative cancer care. They are putting on several masterclasses, ranging from artificial intelligence and precision radiotherapy, to proton beam therapy and balloon spacers.

Please note, to guarantee your attendance to a masterclass you must pre book your place. Follow the link to the website and register your place now!

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How is the Oncology Convention Revolutionary?

Another way the Oncology Convention seeks to show its visitors the revolutionary ways of studying and treating cancer is by hosting over 150 of the industry’s leading businesses, allowing them to showcase their ground-breaking products and services that are changing the face of oncological practices. Visitors can expect to see exhibitors such as the show’s headline sponsor, Philips, Rutherford Cancer Centres, Prostate Cancer UK, and HCA Healthcare.

One of the newest features of the Oncology Convention is the co-location with the Medical Imaging Convention and the AI and Machine Learning Convention. The AI and Machine Learning Convention is new for 2020 and is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking events dedicated to exhibiting technology that will shape the future of healthcare. It is an area of the floorplan that is dedicated entirely to the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning into everyday use in medical imaging and oncology. The AI and Machine Learning Convention also plays host to an effective seminar programme containing experts such as the University of Manchester’s Dr Sue Astley, Dr Minal Bakhai from NHS England, and Professor Claudia Pagliari from the University of Edinburgh.

In addition to this co-location with the medical conventions, the Oncology Convention is part of the medical pathway at MediWeek, the UK’s largest healthcare event. MediWeek consists of a total of 9 co-located exhibitions, all of which are accessible with your Oncology Convention ticket, including; the Medical Imaging Convention, the AI & Machine Learning Convention, the European Neuro Convention, the Dementia, Care and Nursing Home Expo, Home Care Expo, Care Tech Live, Smart Home Expo, and Naidex.

Tickets to attend the Oncology Convention are free. Make sure you register for your ticket by following the link to the website.


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