The Canadian Cancer Research Conference 2019
The fifth Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) took place 3-5 November 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario. With nearly 1000 participants, scientists, oncologists, community members, and patients gathered together to share knowledge, foster collaborations, and fuel the future of cancer research in Canada. The scientific program included three plenary sessions, 26 concurrent sessions and two poster sessions presenting research described in over 600 submitted abstracts. These gave participants the opportunity to share their research that collectively encompassed the four pillars of health research recognized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In addition to the breadth of topics addressed by Canadian and international experts, the highlights of the meeting included the integration of patients/advocates, new rapid-fire sessions for abstract presentation, and events that enhanced the learning opportunities for trainees.