CCLG Winter Meeting 2020
A record 325 delegates attended this year’s annual Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) Winter Meeting, which concluded on Wednesday following three days of insights into all aspects of childhood cancer, from trials to treatments.
Held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, the event provided a unique opportunity for medical and healthcare professionals specialising in the field of paediatric cancer to come together and share ideas and discoveries.
Day One saw members taking part in various specialist group meetings relevant to their specific areas of interest, which were followed in the evening by two thought-provoking guest lectures.
For the CCLG Annual Lecture, Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, discussed future challenges and opportunities for paediatrics.
Following Professor Viner’s lecture, the topic of this year’s annual Adam Hay Lecture was: Moral case deliberation and how it might work in practice: Conflicting values in the care of children and young people with cancer.
On Day Two, delegates heard the latest updates on clinical trials, best practice and future developments from across all aspects of treatment and care.
Outgoing CCLG Chairman Dr James Nicholson - stepping down after six successful years - and CEO Ashley Gamble also provided a CCLG review and update, including achievements and areas identified for improvement and development.
Dr Nicholson commented on the continued growth of CCLG, with a diverse and ever-growing membership - reflected in this year’s record number of delegates – before being joined by incoming Chairman, Professor Richard Grundy, who presented his vision for the future by outlining the aims and objectives for his tenure.
Day Two ended with four abstract presentations, discussing a range of research topics, and a special poster viewing reception, where members were able to network with their peers to share and discuss projects.
This year’s meeting was closed on Day Three with CCLG joining up with the NCRI Children’s Group Annual Trials Meeting for the first time ever.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our presenters and delegates for their part in making this year’s Winter Meeting a success, and to all our members continuing to drive Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group forwards.