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Oncology Research & Education Day 2018

The Department of Oncology, Centre for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR), and the Strategic Training Program in Cancer Research and Technology Transfer (CaRTT/PEL) 
present the



 FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2018

Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Canada 

Oncology Research and Education Day brings together hundreds of trainees, scientists, clinicians and staff working in cancer care and research from across regional healthcare organizations and teaching institutions including London Health Sciences Centre, London Regional Cancer Program, Robarts Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute, Western University, Windsor Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Research Labs, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and more.
This event enables and encourages multi-disciplinary team-based communication and collaboration and provides a strong foundation for research and academic advancement.    

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Suresh Senan

 Oligometastatic disease, the immune system and image-guided radiotherapy - A new paradigm in personalized medicine.


Dr. Senan is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Heine H. Hansen Award which acknowledges a lung cancer investigator who has made a special contribution to lung cancer research and education on an international basis.
“Suresh Senan is Professor of clinical experimental radiotherapy at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, and vice-chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology. His research group has been active in 4-dimensional imaging for radiotherapy planning, guideline development for image-guided radiotherapy, implementation of volumetric modulated arc therapy, clinical trials of radiotherapy combined with new agents, and comparative effectiveness research.”
Learning objectives: 
1.  Understand definitions of oligometastatic disease used in clinical practice   
2.  Appreciate how radiation influences anti-tumor immunity   
3.  Understand the role of daily MR-guided adaptive radiotherapy in oligometastatic disease

Abstract Submissions Open March 26, 2018 and Close April 18, 2018

Conference Registration Opens April 6, 2018 and Close June 1, 2018


Awards are available to be won in the following categories:

Best Oral Presentations (2)

Best Poster Presentations (6) 

Department of Oncology Excellence in Academic and Teaching Awards (5)

Divisions of Surgical Oncology 
Radiation Oncology
Medical Oncology
Experimental Oncology
Windsor Oncology
Nominees from the five areas exemplify outstanding contributions to teaching trainees, colleagues and staff. Their contributions should demonstrate excellent or innovative teaching that has a lasting impact.

Submit your nomination letter for the Academic and Teaching Awards to the respective Division Leader for consideration by no later than Friday May 25, 2018.

Denise Power Cancer Research Staff Award of Excellence (1)

Nominees exemplify truly dynamic, hardworking individuals in Cancer Research who contribute to their own research group and the greater CRLP/LRCP work environment. 

Submit all nomination letters to Luciana Brown ( by no later than Friday May 25, 2018. 

2017 R&E Day, Crystal Ballroom, Best Western Lamplighter Inn 


Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr. Alex Louie

Dr. Stewart Gaede


Conference Coordinator:

Luciana Brown