The joint Radnet-CTRAd-BSI symposium, “Building Immunotherapy Radiotherapy Collaborations” aims to foster national and international collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians with a view of working towards the development and conduct of early phase trials.
The meeting focuses on the underlying basic mechanisms and the translational research aspects on the best way to combine radiotherapy and immunotherapy as well as other novel agents. The meeting offers a great opportunity to network and enhance our cross-community interdisciplinary engagement including continuing professional development and education for early career researchers.
The first symposium was held in Cardiff on 2th July 2022, which was well received and scored highly in the review by the attendees.
Date: a two-day event on 18th and 19th January 2024
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London
Target audience (aiming around n=150): basic scientists, clinicians, translational research scientists, PhD students, post-doctoral researchers
Organisation: This is a joint collaboration between CTRad, BSI and Cancer Reesarch UK Radnet centres (City of London, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge, ICR) as well as non-Radnet centres (Cardiff and Liverpool). The upcoming symposium would be led by the City of London Radnet (in conjunction with ICR Radnet). Like the first symposium, Athena Meetings will be helping to organise the event.
Expected output: This is a specialist event focusing on the combination of radiotherapy (RT) and immunotherapy (IO). As such, it will complement existing meetings and will help networking and foster new collaboration on combination of RT and IO between researchers from different disciplines (radiobiologists, clinicians, translational scientists and immunologists). We also aim to educate young researchers on this exciting and important field of the combination of RT and IO.
Diversity & inclusion of speakers/delegates
The speakers will consist of well-known and respected scientists from the UK and overseas. In addition, we will also include young researchers/scientists as speakers for some of the talks as well as presenters for posters. The speakers will be from different disciplines working on RT and IO combination.