Collaboration in Cancer: an Interprofessional Student Symposium in Oncology

  • Hear from world-leading expert oncologists, nurse clinicians radiotherapy practitioners, surgical specialists and members of the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Small group workshops and parallel sessions
  • Gain an insight into real patients and their overall journey

Aimed at all students from any healthcare specialty, with an interest in cancer.

Collaboration in Cancer: an Interprofessional Student Symposium in Oncology - Wednesday 22 June 2022 






Welcome and introductions


Interview with a breast cancer patient (early stages)


Breakout rooms:
Maxine Cumbo – physiotherapist, The Christie
Sheena Chauhan – radiographer, The Christie
TBC, clinical oncologist
Stephanie Ridgway – clinical nurse specialist, The Christie
Dan Anderson – consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist, The Christie

11.35 – Comfort break




Abstract presentations

12.00 - Lunch




Recap and review


Interview with a breast cancer patient (late stages)


Breakout rooms:
Sharon Foy – palliative nurse, The Christie
Robin Muir – psychologist, Maggie’s
Tracey Coleby – palliative nurse, The Christie
Fiona Britton – medical oncology registrar, The Christie

14.25 – Comfort break




Keynote speaker – Dr Anadadas, proton beam therapy, The Christie


 Final remarks, announcement of presentation winner, feedback and close of day

Guidance for abstract submissions on the subject of oncology 

Abstracts on any cancer-related topic will be considered for poster presentation.

Abstracts should be saved as a Word document with your full name and event as the name of the document e.g. ‘John Smith Collab in Cancer Abstract’ and emailed to by 5pm on Friday 13 May 2022 with the cover submission form attached.

  • All abstract submissions must pre-register to attend the symposium and indicate on the application form that they are interested in submitting an abstract.
  • Please refer to the below submission form template when completing your abstract (250 words max).
  • Upon submission, all successful abstracts will be contacted and asked to submit an A4 PDF poster. You may also be selected for a brief oral presentation, if you would not be happy to give an oral presentation please highlight this on the submission form.
  • Certificates will be awarded to the top 3 posters and the winners will be announced live at the symposium. 

Any further questions please contact or 0161 918 7409

Abstract submission

This form should be copied and saved as a Word document with your full name as the title of the document (e.g. ‘John Smith OncoGeriatric Abstract) and submitted to by Friday 13 May 2022. 



I will NOT be able to give an oral presentation for my abstract                                

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Abstract (250 words max.) 

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Last updated: April 2022