Satellite Meetings

Early Career Investigator (ECI) Program

Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2, 2019

In conjunction with the 2019 CCRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) are pleased to support the Early Career Investigator Program. 

This program has been developed for newly established principal investigators / new faculty members (within their first 5 years of academic appointment) at Canadian universities, including new scientists, clinician scientists and senior postdocs (within 6 months of completing their training).  The purpose of this program is to strengthen the professional development of junior faculty from the cancer research community. The meeting will run Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Eligibility and Awards:

Awardees will be selected based on eligibility with priority given to individuals that have not participated in previous New PI meetings.  Based on resource allocation we anticipate supporting up to 60 attendees.  Registration to the CCRC will be a requirement and awardees will be expected to attend the entire CCRC meeting (November 3-5, 2019).

Awardees will be notified if they are awarded an ECI award by July 15, 2019.  ECI awardees will be given special instructions for CCRC registration in their award letter.

Hack4Cancer Hackathon: Unleashing the power of linked cancer data  

Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30am – 9:00pm

Registration is free. Space is limited

On November 2, 2019, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is hosting a Data Hackathon: Unleashing the power of linked cancer data.

The Hack4Cancer Hackathon will bring together participants with a variety of analytic and health research backgrounds to compete in a time-limited and team-based analysis using a complex, linked, synthesized dataset prepared by Statistics Canada. The synthetic dataset mimics a real dataset that links the Canadian Cancer Registry (CCR) with six other administrative and survey datasets.

The winning teams will present their research ideas at a lunch session held on the first day of the 2019 Canadian Cancer Research Conference.

All Hack4Cancer hackathon participants will qualify to submit a letter of interest for project funding that will use the CCR-linked datasets.

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Canadian Bioinformatics Workshop: Using Clouds for Big Cancer Data Analysis

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Registration Fee: $100
Registration for the workshop is required and will be available through CCRC registration.

Target Audience: Graduates, postgraduates, staff bioinformaticians, and PIs who want to know how to access and work with cloud compute infrastructure to analyze their big cancer data sets (e.g. cancer data from the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) or PanCancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG)). Familiarity with the Unix command line interfaces is recommended but not required. A laptop is required.


Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy) has guided Canada’s progress in cancer control since 2006. Canada has made considerable progress since then, but there’s still work left to do. One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The Partnership recently led broad consultations across Canada to inform the modernization of the Strategy.

The modernized Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control builds on the original Strategy developed in 2006 and sets out a 10-year action plan with priorities and actions so that all Canadians will have access to high-quality cancer care no matter who they are or where they live. Recognizing the need for the development of a shared vision for Canadian cancer research that moves the country forward, the Strategy calls for better integration of research into clinical care settings. This would increase collaboration among clinicians and researchers, and opportunities to learn from the experience of every person living with cancer and improve outcomes for all people in Canada.

Designed to address new opportunities and growing pressures, the Strategy will ensure the health-care system remains sustainable into the future. Above all, it reflects the voices and priorities of Canadians.

This session will highlight key achievements from the first 10 years of implementing the Strategy and share the vision for transforming cancer care to ensure Canada remains a leader in delivering high-quality cancer care.

Satellite Meetings

Please contact us to discuss opportunities to host a satellite meeting in conjunction with the 2019 CCRC.