Program Overview

The conference will be conducted in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

The fourth Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held from November 5 to 7, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The scientific program will consist of plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and poster sessions featuring leading national and international researchers from across the cancer research spectrum.

Collectively, the conference’s scientific program will provide attendees with opportunities to network, learn about cutting-edge research in Canada, and present results to and receive feedback from colleagues from across the country.

Plenary session topics include:

  • The Burden of Cancer
  • Cancer and Immune System
  • Metabolism and Cancer

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations will open on April 3, 2017.

Download the 2017 Scientific Program

Join us for the Celebration of Science Public Lecture

Monday, November 6, 2017 – 5:30-7:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC
East Ballroom A and B

How has the work of a Canadian cancer researcher helped to advance our knowledge of cancer and improve outcomes for cancer patients? This public lecture celebrates the scientific accomplishments of Dr. Connie J. Eaves, Distinguished Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency and Professor, Medical Genetics at The University of British Columbia. This inspirational evening will help you to better understand Dr. Eaves’ work and how our understanding of cancer has evolved over the past half century.

Download the Public Lecture Brochure

Program Highlights

Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop November 4, 08:30-12:30

Interested CCRC registrants may choose to register for this half-day workshop for an additional fee of $100 plus applicable taxes. The workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants.

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Celebration of Science November 6 & 7

The 2017 CCRC will feature two Celebration of Science events recognizing and celebrating the research contributions of Dr. Connie Eaves. A public lecture will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 followed by a concurrent session for conference delegates on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

TFRI's Early Morning Run November 6, 06:30-08:30

TFRI's Early Morning Run/Walk is a tradition for attendees of its Annual Scientific Meeting. This year, the run will be held on Monday, November 6 as part of the CCRC and to celebrate TFRI's 10th anniversary. Everyone is invited to join! Check the CCRC program for details.

CIHR Career Development Session at the 2017 CCRC: Finding Careers Outside of Academia November 6, 12:00-13:00

Have you ever asked yourself what you want to be doing once you have finished your degree / fellowship? Are you curious about the broad range of opportunities that exist beyond academia? Would you be interested in hearing from people who were in the same situation as you and are now in stellar careers?

Finding careers outside of academia is a major stressor for trainees at all levels, and it is sometimes difficult to get career advice from academic mentors, especially regarding the multitude of career paths that exist outside of academia. The purpose of this session is to provide trainees with relevant information about career paths outside of academia to support informed career-related decisions in the future.

This interactive panel session will consist of mentors from various sectors (academia, government, industry, and NGO) who will provide a brief synopsis of their career paths. Trainees and fellows will then be encouraged to ask the mentors about finding, obtaining, and excelling in careers within and outside of academia.

New Investigators

Are you a newly established principal investigator / new faculty member (within your first 5 years of academic appointment), or a senior postdoctoral fellow (within 6 months of completing your training)?

Network with your colleagues at the Early Career Researcher Program on November 4, 2017!

Satellite Meetings

Please contact us to discuss opportunities to host a satellite meeting in conjunction with the 2017 CCRC.