Cancellation and postponement of NCRI Events due to COVID-19

After careful consideration and a comprehensive assessment of the available information related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) has made the difficult decision to postpone the following events:

  • NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer Annual Trials and Networking Meeting: 24th March 2020
  • NCRI Colorectal Group Annual Trials Meeting: 29th April 2020
  • NCRI Lung Group Annual Trials Meeting: 1st May 2020
  • International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP) 2020 Annual Meeting: 12th – 13th May 2020
  • CTRad/SCoR Joint Radiographer Research Workshop: 20th May 2020
  • NCRI and Macmillan Cancer Support Cancer-related Fatigue Research Sandpit: 16th – 18th  June 2020

This decision was made after a thorough review and discussion of all factors impacting our upcoming events, and the ability of delegates, speakers, presenters and sponsors to take part. The health and safety of our delegates is the NCRI’s highest priority and we have been closely monitoring the national and international developments during the last few weeks related to COVID-19. Whilst we believe that postponing upcoming events is the right decision to safeguard our delegates, we also understand that it is disappointing for all participants and would like to thank you for your patience and support at this difficult time.

Additional information regarding registration refunds, hotel/travel cancellations, and sponsorship cancellation is available below. We are currently exploring all options and investigating the possibility of running events later in the year, either as a face-to-face gathering or remotely. We will announce the dates and location of the rescheduled events as soon as they are confirmed.

Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this global health crisis.


FAQs

Event registration

All current registrants of the events listed above are eligible to receive a full refund. You may request a full refund by sending an e-mail to ncriconference@ncri.org.uk. Refund requests must be received within 30 days of the announcement of the rescheduled event. All refund requests will be processed within 10 working days. All cancellation fees will be waived.
No action is required. Once the rescheduled dates have been confirmed, your registration will be transferred over. You will receive an email confirming your rescheduled event registration.
You may request a full refund by sending an e-mail to ncriconference@ncri.org.uk. Refund requests must be received within 30 days of the announcement of the rescheduled event. All refund requests will be processed within 10 working days. All cancellation fees will be waived.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reinstate your registration, but you will be able to start a new registration once the date of the rescheduled events has been announced.
After the dates of the rescheduled events have been announced, you can register at any time before the new event start date.
 

Accommodation and travel

You need to contact your accommodation provider directly to cancel your reservation. Unfortunately, the NCRI is not responsible for any other costs that event delegates may have incurred and are unable to offer a refund. Any reservation booked through the NCRI Conference & Events Team (i.e. for invited speakers) will be cancelled automatically without penalty.
You need to contact your travel provider directly to cancel your reservation. Unfortunately, the NCRI is not responsible for any other costs that event delegates may have incurred and are unable to offer a refund.
 

Event speakers and presenters

We should have already contacted you about the postponement of the event. When the dates and location of the rescheduled events have been announced, invited speakers will be contacted again by email and asked to confirm their availability to participate.
Yes, we will a keep record of your submitted abstract and once the dates of the rescheduled event have been announced you can confirm your availability and if you’d like to proceed.
 

Event sponsors

No action is required. When the dates and location of the rescheduled event have been confirmed, your sponsorship fees will be transferred over. You will receive an email confirming your rescheduled sponsorship details.
You may request a full refund by sending an e-mail to ncriconference@ncri.org.uk. Refund requests must be received within 30 calendar days of the announcement of the rescheduled event. All refund requests will be processed within 30 working days. All cancellation fees will be waived.