Cancer Research Network: the Translational Pathway half-day symposium

17 June 2019, 1.30 PM - 17 June 2019, 6.00 PM

Lecture Theatre 2, Education and Research Centre, UHBristol, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8AE

The Cancer Research Network will be hosting its next showcase event the afternoon of 17 June 2019 and will comprise oral and poster presentations. 

Following on an outstanding Show & Tell event held in Oakfield House on 9 January 2019, we are delighted to offer the next event in our networking series, a half-day symposium exploring the multidisciplinary cancer translational pathway. We expect the programme to cover various cancer treatments from radiotherapy to surgery to cellular therapies and chemotherapy. 

The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for Early Career Researchers, junior and senior staff to hear about all the different research taking place across the wider Bristol Cancer community and share methodologies, results, frustrations and skills to a wider audience in the expectation that discussions could lead to greater inter- and multidisciplinary understanding of the research in question and its potential relevance to other research areas.

Encouraging dialogue between researchers can reveals pools of experience and knowledge that can be applied elsewhere. This fosters not just the creation of new research directions but new ways of working, new ways to support and enable our academic community, and new learning experiences.


Confirmed speakers include (in no particular order):

  • Dr Axel Walther, Consultant Medical Oncologist; Director for Research, Bristol Cancer Research; Co-Lead Bristol Cancer Network
  • Dr Namid Shatil, Research Associate in Engineering Mathematics
  • Dr Jaap Velthuis, Reader in the School of Physics
  • Julie Stock, Translation Manager, Opportunity Sourcing and Translation at Cancer Research UK (CRUK)
  • Dr John Day, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Physics
  • Mr James Yarmolinsky, PhD student in Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences
  • Dr Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery in Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences
  • Professor Caroline Relton, Professor of Epigenetic Epidemiology in Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences
  • Dr Tom Creed, Consultant gastroenterologist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Dr Jeremy Braybrooke, Consultant Medical Oncologist at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Prof Rachel Butler MBE, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of Bristol Genetics Lab and Operational Director for SW Genomics Laboratory Hub
  • Dr Diane Crawford, Lead Scientist & Director of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Abstract Submission

Deadline: 3 May 2019 at 12 noon

The Network's Steering Group invites all Cancer Researchers, and in particular Early Career Researchers, conducting research in any Cancer area to submit a poster abstract for consideration. 

Posters can cover a wider aspect of your research under the broader theme of "multidisciplinary opportunities in cancer: the pros, cons and how to achieve it". This would allow you to (if you so wish) talk about:
1) your work
2) what new techniques or approaches you can share
3) a research question you’d like help with (or are just genuinely interested in) from the other side (e.g. an infection person wanting to develop an immunology aspect of their work or vice versa)

Download the abstract submission form: June2019_Cancer_Symposium_abstract_submission_form (Office document, 40kB)

There will be cash prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best poster.  We are grateful to the South West Nuclear Hub for sponsoring the best poster prize (a £40 Amazon voucher). 


  • Spaces are limited, therefore please REGISTER to attend. Registration includes refreshments during and after the event.
  • Attendance is free
  • Registration closes 7 June 2019 at 12 noon


Thanks are extended to the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research and to the South West Nuclear Hub who are supporting this event.


Contact information

For further information on this event contact Catherine Brown

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