CAnceR Experience: approaches to capturing patient experience of cancer care

National CAnceR Experience: approaches to capturing patient experience of cancer care


“The experience of cancer care is by definition subjective and efforts to improve the quality of care must

start from patients’ and carers’ own experiences” (NCAT 2010)

2nd June 2018

Hallam Hall, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus


We are delighted to invite you to a National Conference that will appeal to all Health Care Professionals who are passionate about improving the experiences of people affected by cancer.

Patient and carer experiences are fundamental measures of the quality and effectiveness of cancer services. In recent years a diverse range of approaches to involving patients and carers in evaluating and improving services have developed. This inaugural National conference provides opportunities to share knowledge and innovation in

·         Creative approaches to patient engagement

·         Measuring patient experience: PROMS/PREMS 

·         Involving patients in developing services

·         Capturing patient experience: research methods and approaches

The conference committee invites the submission of abstracts relating to the theme patient experience in cancer care. Conference themes will include but are not limited to the subjects listed above.

We welcome abstracts relating to recent work in this field focusing on research or innovation in practice and service development.  If an abstract is accepted one of the authors is required to register for the conference and attend to present

Download the academic flyer here

Download the clinical flyer here

Key Dates 

16th November: submissions open

Abstract submission – 11th February

Notified by - 16th March

Provisional programme – 19th March

19th March – close for late, breaking abstracts

1st June (evening) – Pre-conference welcome event

Saturday 2nd June – Conference 


For further information about the conference please contact: or


Call for abstracts

Submissions are invited for both poster and oral presentation formats. Please state clearly on your abstract which of these formats you wish to be considered for. You may select both if you do not have a preference. The scientific committee may offer an alternative mode of presentation if required to meet the overall needs of the conference.

 Abstract criteria

  • Abstracts will relate to the theme patient experience in cancer care.
  • The conference aims to provide a forum for sharing innovation and good practice; in the spirit of this aim abstracts may relate to work that has been presented elsewhere.
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in plain text (no tables or figures). 
  • The title should clearly reflect the content of the abstract.
  • The abstract should make explicit what the author’s will be presenting in their oral or poster presentation.
  • All abstracts should provide a clear description of the content of the presentation.
  • Abstracts reporting on research studies should follow the format: Background, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusions.
  • The abstract may be accompanied by a maximum of three references. These are not included in the abstract word count.
  • Abstracts will be submitted on two pages.
Page one: title page, should contain the following information
  • Abstract title
  • Primary author and names of co-authors
  • Place of work and department
  • Job title
  • Address
  • Telephone number and email 

Page two: should contain the abstract. 
NB: This must not include information which could identify the authors as these are reviewed blind. 

Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee. The committee reserves the right to reject any submission which is deemed not to meet the specified criteria or to be incompatible with the aims and objectives of the conference. Individual decisions will not be discussed. Committee members will declare conflicts of interest for each abstract and will not be involved in reviewing abstracts where this has been declared.

All authors will receive an acknowledgement within 7 working days confirming receipt of their abstract. If a notification is not received please contact the submissions administrator.

Abstracts to be submitted via email to: