September 19, 2019

Meet, network, connect at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference

The Canadian Cancer Research Association releases their calendar of special events for attendees to meet, connect and network with peers at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference.

5th Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Ottawa, ON, Shaw Centre, November 3-5, 2019

The 5th Annual Canadian Cancer Research Conference, which will be held November 3-5 in Ottawa, will bring together cancer researchers across disciplines, interests, and at all stages of their career to explore the latest advancements and knowledge in the field.

Explore the special events below or read more on the event website.


All-ages community event – Cancer: Piecing the Puzzle Together
Canadian Cancer Research Alliance 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 
12:30 pm -4:30 pm EST

Everyone is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly and bilingual event which will feature English and French sessions. The event will display a giant, inflatable model of a human colon, have an impressive lineup of speakers, and showcase the many ways cancer research is saving lives and revolutionizing patient care.


Hack4Cancer Hackathon: Unleashing the power of linked cancer data
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 
7:30 am – 9:00 pm EST

This is a chance for researchers to get their hands on a new data linkage, win awards and present their ideas at the conference. This is a friendly competition where participants will come up with innovative research ideas to improve health equity in the cancer system. The hackathon is free to attend, but registration is required. 


Session – Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:00 am – 8:30 am EST

Attend this session to learn about the refreshed Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control –  a 10-year roadmap to strengthen cancer care for all Canadians, families and caregivers affected by the disease. Please indicate your interest when you register for the conference. 


Workshop – Using Clouds for Big Cancer Data Analysis
Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm EST

This workshop is ideal for graduates, postgraduates, staff bioinformaticians, and PIs who want to know how to access and work with cloud compute infrastructure to analyze their big cancer data sets. The fee to attend is $100.00 and must be paid during the conference registration process.


Session –The Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network 
The Terry Fox Research Institute 
Monday, November 4, 2019
8:00 am -8:30 am EST 

Attend this presentation and Q&A session to learn about the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network, which aims to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients across the country. Please indicate your interest when you register for the conference.


Register today or for more information, visit the Canadian Cancer Research Conference website.