Cancer Outcomes Conference



Where:  Cancer Outcomes Conference

When:  June 14th and 15th

Venue:  Birmingham’s Metropole Hotel, served by Birmingham International Station, Birmingham Airport and Motorways – with largest hotel swimming pool (see right).

How to apply – see below

Why go?   Look below and find plenty of reasons, including

Parallel Sessions where patients and carers will be able to make their voices heard


Reason 1

The conference programme

Day one – 14th June

09:00    Registration and exhibition
10:00    Opening plenary session

Then comes a series of Parallel Sessions:  you choose one to attend, ensuring you have a chance to air your voice:

Reason 2.  AM Parallel sessions:

  1. Screening, prevention and early diagnosis
  2. Patient experience and reported outcomes
  3. National cancer registration and data processing
  4. Cancer audit

Using clinical information to improve services and outcomes plenary session

PM Parallel sessions

  1. Survivorship
  2. Staging
  3. Less common cancers
  4. Going beyond cancer

Supporting commissioning plenary session

19:30    Conference dinner

Day two – 15th June

09:00    Research plenary session
AM Parallel sessions

  1. Health economics
  2. International focus
  3. Co-morbidity and risk adjustment
  4. Recurrence and late effects

PM Parallel sessions

  1. Information for the public and data visualisation
  2. Inequalities in cancer
  3. Primary Care
  4. Ethics and consent

Closing plenary session

15:30    Close of conference

To register  go to:  When you click through hit REGISTER.  This takes you to a page that needs careful study, and you HAVE to say what sessions you are going to take part in (even though you may not know yet – just hit any of titles!)  When it comes to registration, hit GUEST – and this takes you through to organisers who will approve if you have a free Bursary.


Day delegate (Day one) NHS / Acad   £100
Day delegate (Day one) Industry £150
Dinner – end of Day one £50
Day delegate (Day two) NHS / Acad £100
Day delegate (Day two) Industry £150
Full (Day one, accommodation, Day two) NHS £300
Full (Day one, accommodation, Day two) Industry £350
Full (Day one, accommodation, Day two) Bursary Free
Accommodation and dinner pre-event £135

There are Bursaries which are Free for Patients and Carers   and include accommodation and meals

Please ensure you press CONFIRM at the end of the registration process, this will finalise your registration. Once this is done you will receive an email to the address you submitted. If you have NOT received an automated confirmation within 24Hrs, please contact Eventpro UK as you may have not successfully registered.

On-line registrations & attendance payments must be received by 1st June 2012. Please note that receipts are only sent out if requested.


Metropole Hotel

Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1PP

This hotel has one of the biggest hotel swimming pools in Britain (kept at a sensible temperature of 31°), and next door is The Ocean Rooms Spa, a very comprehensive spa with excellent facials.  There they have four therapists who have had training in looking after our ‘cancer problem’ skin.  They give the most gorgeous treatments, and the lovely surprise at the end is that treatments cost way below London prices.

There is a shuttle bus from outside Birmingham New Street station which collects guests at the white bus stop stand next to the taxi rank.

There is chargeable (expensive)  WiFi in the rooms and free WiFi in the Lounge area.


 Virgin Trains have Lead in return Advance standard fares are as follows:

Euston to Birmingham £15.00

Glasgow to Birmingham £45.00

Don’t forget if you stay over the weekend Virgin has very inexpensive First Class fares.  And they offer free WiFi in First Class.

What to see and do in Birmingham




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3 thoughts on “Cancer Outcomes Conference

  1. Ann S. Muir April 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm Reply

    unable to find out how to apply for a bursary to attend this event

    • Verite Reily Collins April 28, 2012 at 10:16 am Reply

      If anyone else is having this problem, I left a message on their website, and have also contacted the bosses and said this is inefficient! I used to run conferences, and anything run by our medics seems to think they can let things slide – rather like hospital waiting lists! Watch this space when my emails hit next week!

      • Verite Reily Collins May 2, 2012 at 2:42 am

        Have had contact with organisers, who probably have not run a conference before so are not up to speed. If you go to web page and click on Register, etc. I have now written up steps you should take. When you register you should enter GUEST to get access to bursaries. Good luck and see you there!

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