Program Overview

The fifth Canadian Cancer Research Conference will be held from November 3 to 5, 2019 at the Shaw Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario.

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.

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

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:

  • Novel Cancer Immunotherapies
  • Cancer Genetics and Precision Oncology
  • Future of Cancer Research
Download the Preliminary CCRC 2019 Scientific Program

CCRC 2019 Conference Chairs

John Bell, PhD, FRSC

Senior Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Depts. of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Ottawa
Scientific Director, BioCanRx, Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE)


Christine Williams, PhD

Deputy Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

CCRC Gender Equity Policy

The CCRA Executive Office along with the CCRC 2019 Executive Planning Committee (EPC), Scientific Program Committee (SPC) and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will undertake the necessary measures to strive for gender balance in all aspects of the conference. The Planning, Organizing and Scientific committees will endeavour to achieve this balance through equitable representation on the SPC, and among session chairs, invited and abstract selected speakers.