NCRI Virtual Events
NCRI continues to keep the community connected and provide an opportunity for researchers to share knowledge and foster collaboration. Throughout the year NCRI has continued to engage with existing and new audiences at a time when uncertainty about face-to-face events has continued. NCRI has hosted regular events on the hottest topics in cancer research with expert UK and international speakers as part of the NCRI Prime series.
In November 2021, NCRI hosted the NCRI Festival. The virtual event had three stages including the strategy stage which hosted debates, panel discussions and presentations on topics of strategic importance to the community. The research stage hosted presentations on the newest research, and the fringe stage hosted several exciting interactive sessions, including ‘live from the laboratory’, a book club, a session on the importance of nutrition for cancer patients with a cooking demonstration, and some guided relaxation time.
Bridging the translational gap
The second event in the Beyond the Horizon series also took place in November on bridging the translational gap. The event built on the outcomes of the first event on innovative cancer drug discovery.