The annual trainee weekend took place on 19th October in Manchester at the Double Tree Hilton. There was a fantastic turnout of 79 trainees from all over the country. The programme was based on feedback from the previous year and included a good balance of tumour site updates, discussions of the practicalities of running a service, career discussions, exam discussions and issues surrounding NHS commissioning. Professor Stan Kaye gave an inspiring presentation on Phase 1 trials and was also the after dinner speaker. The weekend began and ended with a business meeting to discuss topical issues, in particular the National Trainee Survey and Shape of Training. General feedback comments from trainees included:
"Great weekend, thanks", "Nothing would make the weekend better, it's already great","Thank you for a really useful and fun weekend","Great conference, great opportunity for trainees."
Thankyou to Alison Norton and sponsors Roche and Sanofi
Next year we plan to host the weekend in Manchester again and will most likely link it in with the new ACP Geriatric Oncology Day. Watch this space!
The agenda and presentations are available here: