After a challenging year in healthcare, we now enter a new and more positive era of relaxed rules, regulations and cautious optimism. The vaccination programme, continues to improve our working environment and every-day living.
As our speciality includes treating vulnerable patients, the UK Oncology Forum Faculty all agree it would be wrong to encourage large gatherings of cancer HCPs in 2021. We have therefore decided to hold the 2021 UKOF in a virtual setting. We hope to be able to all meet up again next year in person.
We have designed the 2021 programme to include important discussion around the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on cancer treatments and services across the UK. But more importantly what we have learnt and the need to diseminate and share best practice.
We have worked hard to secure some of the top cancer experts from across the UK and Europe for all of the tumour clinical sessions. In addition to ESMO highlights we will also include important updates from ASCO.
The meeting will be CME accredited. With this in mind and to give this first class oncology meeting the respect that it deserves, we are urging all of our delegates to apply for study leave and to join the meeting virtually for the duration of the course. Some Trusts also have stringent “firewalls” that make logging in to Virtual Meetings difficult and in some cases, impossible.
We could not have delivered this virtual meeting without the unwavering support of our sponsors from Industry. We would like to give special thanks to them for their loyalty and continued support of the UKOF. We urge you to visit them in the Virtual Exhibition and our friends and colleagues from other UK national cancer organisations.
Mostly, thank you for sticking with us. This meeting continues to flourish and we look forward to 2022 when hopefully we will have the pleasure of all meeting together again in a safe environment.
We look forward to welcoming you “virtually” to the 2021 Virtual UK Oncology Forum. If you have not yet applied for your Study Leave, please do so as soon as possible.
Professor Ruth Plummer and the UK Oncology Forum Faculty
Name: UK Oncology Forum 2021 (Virtual)
Virtual – Online