UKONS Annual Conference 2024

Don't forget to add the UKONS Annual Conference 2024 to your calendar!

In 2024 UKONS will be taking our cancer nursing conference to the well-established Manchester Conference centre. Our conference last year at the ICC Wales proved to be our biggest and best conference to date, with more attendees and exhibitors than ever before and we anticipate building on this success with another excellent conference in 2024.


UKONS continues to grow our nursing membership across the four nations. The state-of-the-art facilities In Manchester will allow us to engage with across those four nations by taking advantage of the excellent transport links with the rest of the UK.


This year the theme is ‘Working towards positive change in cancer care’ and this will allow the clinical and academic programme to explore a wide range of subjects. These include nurse education and workforce issues and promoting the delivery of the best cancer patient care across a wide range of settings.

To view the agenda, please click HERE

We look forward to welcoming you all to Manchester.



UKONS members are invited to submit their abstracts for either a poster and/or an oral presentation.

The theme of the conference is ‘Working towards positive change in cancer care’.

The abstracts are to be submitted in one of the following categories:

Building positive clinical change through…

- education and training
- innovation and transformation
- research

To submit your abstract, CLICK HERE

Oral presentations and/or posters will be accepted that report original work relating to innovation to improve cancer patient
experience and outcomes. The presenter should be involved in the original work.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three posters as well as a prize for the best poster by a Young and Early Career Cancer Nurse.

The author(s) should submit an abstract to Media1 Productions by 5pm on Friday 28 June 2024.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee and chosen author(s) will be invited to display their posters at the conference.

UKONS members who are Young & Early Career Cancer Nurses are invited to submit an abstract with a chance of being offered a complimentary registration place to attend the UKONS Annual Conference.

To qualify you need to: 

• Be a Young & Early Career Cancer Nurses (YECCN) - 35 and under or less than 5 years into your first oncology role
• Be a UKONS member
• Never had a poster approved for or presented at UKONS before

Please note the following:
• Places will be awarded on a ‘first come first served’ basis for successful posters only
• There are 40 places available
• A ‘place’ covers complimentary registration, you will be expected to cover any accommodation required and travel expenses

For more information about abstracts and the guidelines, please click HERE


Registration is now open, please click HERE to secure your place.


Reservation Highway has arranged specially negotiated rates at selected hotels.



Bookings made after this date will be on a request basis and subject to availability, rates may vary


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