One of the goals of the NCRI strategy is to “Seize opportunities and address challenges in research relevant to cancer”. Advances in research bring unprecedented opportunities and challenges, yet we don’t currently have a structured and focused forum for bringing the cancer research community and other stakeholders together to discuss these advances. The Beyond the Horizon meeting series will bring the right people together to have the right conversation at the right time to develop proactive approaches to address challenges and capitalise on opportunities. The meetings will engage different perspectives and disciplines to build frameworks to drive faster and more efficient progress of emerging advances in research related to cancer.
The NCRI is a partnership of research funders who believe that research is at the heart of driving improvements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for people affected by cancer and the wider public. As an independent charity, we are uniquely positioned to bring together a broad range of stakeholders including the research community, other charities, government, research councils, industry, as well as professional institutions and patient/carer groups. We are a neutral forum for sharing ideas and facilitating collaboration, and have expertise in leading bold initiatives. We can make change happen.
This is your chance to drive faster progress in research related to cancer. If your topic is selected for one of the meetings in the Beyond the Horizon meeting series, the NCRI will offer you the chance to work alongside experts in the field to organise and deliver the event.
Whether you’re a clinician, researcher, patient or someone working outside of the cancer research field, and you have identified a topic that requires the platform that a Beyond the Horizon meeting will provide, then we want to hear from you.
When we receive your topic suggestion, we might contact you to ask for further information or clarification on some points. If we think your topic fits with our strategy, we will discuss it further with our Strategy Advisory Group and if we plan to take it forward, you will be invited to join a planning committee to turn it into a meeting.
No, submitting a topic suggestion is free. If the topic is taken forward for a Beyond the Horizon meeting, the NCRI will cover the cost of the meeting. The NCRI may decide to charge a registration fee or to seek sponsorship to cover the cost of the event.
No, there isn’t but we are looking for quality applications so please take your time to fill in the form thoroughly for each submission that you might want to put forward.
Submissions will reopen on the first day of the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference (4th November) and close on Monday 12th November 2018. All topic suggestions will be reviewed and if relevant, discussed with our Strategy Advisory Group.