Click here to see the Events Calendar for listings of all our current events!

EBMT webinars

March 2020

Beginning in March 2020, EBMT will begin offering free, live webinars, hosted by experts, for all EBMT members. 

Free online SACT learning resource

Essential learning resources can be used by UKONS members who have not yet had opportunity to attend a SACT course or would like to update their learning.

Black History Month – RCN events

The RCN has prepared a series of online events and resources for Black History Month, drawing on the expertise and experience of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing staff across the UK.

Study days

The Christie School of Oncology Education have changed to 'virtual' learning and live streaming for forthcoming educational programmes.

To access information click here https://www.christie.nhs.uk/education/continuing-professional-development/study-days-and-conferences

Royal Marsden Course and Study Days

The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre is known worldwide for its exciting programme of cancer study days and conferences now available in virtual format! Learn from our world-class consultants and book your place now.

SACT administration and patient care on-line course

Start date: 7th September 2020

Guy’s Cancer Academy are pleased to offer an online taught Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Administration and Patient Care course, which can be taken at level 6 or level 7. On completion of the course learners will be awarded 30 university credits by King’s College London. Further details about the course can be found HERE.

The closing date for applications for this run of the course is 24th August 2020.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at:  sact@guyscanceracademy.co.uk

Mental Health Webinar Series

Various dates in September

Takeda invites healthcare professionals working in Oncology to join them for a non-promotional, educational mental health webinar series during September 2020. During this webinar series, Consultant psychiatrists, Dr Gregory Shields and Dr Lars Hansen, will provide insight into psychological approaches for patient well-being, as well as an introduction to various CBT techniques. UK and Ireland healthcare professionals only can register here: https://2020mentalhealth234.takeda.rd-r.com/

Cancer and Haemato-oncology Courses

September 2020

Birmingham City University offers a wide range of courses for those engaged in clinical practice in cancer care and haematology.

Virtual UK Oncology Forum 2020

24 and 25 September (FREE registration) 

UKONS have a couple of sessions which form part of this event which is FREE. We have a fringe meeting (for which you need to register with UKONS membership) on ‘MDT Reform’ and a session on the main agenda on ‘Sexual health’

Free online event: CAR3: Study Day for Haematology Nurses

25 September 2020

September 25th, 2020 at 09.30

This session has a focus on CAR-T cell therapy and looks at nursing challenges and considerations. It features  Órla Stewart, Lead Nurse, King’s College Hospital, London and Rose Ellard, Lecturer Practitioner, Royal Marsden Hospital. To view the programme and to register go to . https://vjhemonc.wavecast.io/car3-study-day-for-haematology-nurses/programme

UKONS Interactive Webinar: The CINV Academy

28 September 2020  19:00-20:30

This is a Chugai Pharma UK Ltd promotional meeting, initiated and funded by Chugai Pharma UK Ltd. This free educational opportunity has been developed in partnership with UKONS.

Join our expert panel as we look to explore Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting prevention, and discuss how your patients can be protected from experiencing nausea and vomiting. You can shape the webinar discussions through audience voting and interactive Q&A opportunities.

Guy's Cancer Academy: Free, multi-disciplinary, educational event

30 September 2020  5:30 PM

Guy’s Cancer Academy would like to welcome you to a FREE, multi-disciplinary, educational event at 5.30pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020. The topic of this month's Symptom of the Month event is on Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia and will be run as an online live Zoom Webinar. 


SACT nurses wanted for study: Cancer care in prison - NHS Healthcare staff perspectives

In England many people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Little is known about the impact that being in prison has on the care of people diagnosed with cancer and more information is needed to better understand the challenges of managing care for people with cancer who are in prison. This research aims to fill that gap in knowledge by exploring the views of people with cancer, prison staff and prison and cancer health professionals. 

Macmillan toolkit to support the delivery of health & wellbeing or information & support events/groups online

To access the information, you will need to use ‘Learnzone’. You don’t need to be a Macmillan Professional to do this, you just need to create an account from the Learnzone landing page by registering with an e-mail address and creating a password if you don’t already have an account. 

SSAFE Project

The Staff and SAfety EFfects of Epidemics (SSAFE) project is a longitudinal study looking at the wellbeing of ALL healthcare workers publishing live data of healthcare staff safety, psychological wellbeing and burnout. Imperial have recruited approximately 300 people and have been able to publish more data to a custom-build dashboard: https://www.pansurg.org/ssafe_data/

Online Genomics and Counselling Skills for Nurses and AHPs

The University of the West of England, in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and Health Education England, has developed an online course on Genomics and Counselling Skills for Nurses and AHPs.

Free: COVID 19 and Critical Care Course

‘FutureLearn’ offer online healthcare courses to provide learners with vital skills, research, and training for their professional development. 

eLearning course from Blood Cancer UK

Introduction to Haemato-Oncology Nursing, What you need to know about haemato-oncology

Blood Cancer UK have designed an RCN-accredited, free course for new starters and ward nurses on the haematology ward. This course is comprised of 10 chapters. It provides an opportunity to build on basic haemato-oncological concepts to support a foundation of nursing practice for those caring for people with blood cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Training in the Community

A one-day training course for people working in Sheffield.

Range of workshops available from Macmillan

October-December 2020

Macmillan have a range of workshops available to healthcare professionals at foundation level to commence during October to December 2020

NCRI Virtual Showcase

Monday 2nd- Tuesday 3rd November 2020

The NCRI Virtual Showcase will take place on Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 November 2020. This will particularly highlight research pertaining to COVID-19 and cancer.

Post-transplant: Managing patients’ quality of life symposium

6th and 7th November 2020

The 2nd Hematopoietic Cell Transplant International Symposium will bring together over 15 speakers from around the globe will focusing their energy on highlighting complications faced by patient’s post-transplant and the importance of multidisciplinary team approach in improving patient’s quality of life. 

Anthony Nolan Educational events

Friday 6th November & Friday 13th November

Two education days from Anthony Nolan 

FREE British Association of Urology Nurses - Virtual Silver Jubilee Conference

16th and 17th November 2020

In 2020, BAUN is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Current Trustees would like to thank all who have gone before to make the association as strong as it is today. We will celebrate our past and look to the future positively in this special year. The silver jubilee conference will be held virtually on 1-17 November 2020.

FREE Interactive Workshop: the future of cancer care

19 November 2020  09:00-12:30 GMT

The MedTech Navigator programme, delivered by Health Enterprise East, supports knowledge exchange between the NHS, academia and industry to facilitate the development of novel solutions that will improve healthcare and the patient experience in the post-COVID health environment.

This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for companies, innovators, and clinicians to explore the main challenges in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The Clinical Education Department - Study Day: Immunotherapy

18 November 2020

The Clinical Education Department at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers a range of educational programmes such as study days, short courses and academic modules which are aimed at health and social care practitioners and support staff who have an interest in cancer care

Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease - St Mark’s 18th Annual International Congress

19th and 20th November 2020

The St Mark's 18th Annual International Congress, Frontiers in Colorectal and Gatrointestinal disease, has a new 2-day programme taking place this November, free to attend online. The theme this year is 'Difficult decisions in GI disease'.

Selection of conferences run by Healthcare conferences UK

Multiple sessions being run in late 2020 - https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/subjects/cancer-care-and-oncology

UK Annual Chemotherapy Board Conference

26 November 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the UK Chemotherapy Board are pleased to announce that the conference will now take place virtually on the 26th November 2020. Even though the physical event originally planned at the Pullman London St Pancras is unable to take place, there is still an opportunity for thought provoking discussions and to talk to industry representatives.

Prehabilitation, Principles & Practice, Supporting Patients to Get Fit for Surgery/Treatment

1 December 2020

Click here to access: https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/conferences-masterclasses/prehabilitation-fit-for-surgery-treatment

Interactive webinars on the ‘ReIMAGINE’ prostate cancer studies

ReIMAGINE consists of multiple clinical studies jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK. For the first time biomarkers (blood, urine and tissue) will be combined with state-of-the-art imaging (MRI scans) to predict which prostate cancers are likely to progress over time and which will not.

Understanding Colorectal Cancer Study Day

2 December 2020  9am-4.30pm

This one-day study day is anticipated to increase the knowledge and understanding of healthcare professionals caring for people with colorectal cancer.

FREE Online Forum: Managing Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy

3 December 2020  Registration 9am, start 9:30am, close 1:10pm

Chaired by UKONS board member Lisa Barrott, this forum will allow attendees to engage virtually with other immunology services from across the country and take the time to develop knowledge of assessing, managing and treating adverse side effects and toxicities. Plus, focus on how to pass experience and understanding onto colleagues, working in the community and in ED, to improve the management of immunotherapy.