A group of researchers

Prostate Cancer UK is dedicated to supporting early career researchers, who will one day make up the next generation of leading prostate cancer researchers. If you’re an early career researcher, our annual Making Progress event will provide you with a prime opportunity to present your research, network with your peers and establish future connections and collaborations.

The event also aims to give you key skills that will help you forge a successful career in prostate cancer research. Previously, the event has included workshops on communicating your research to the public, effective networking skills and hints and tips on applying for funding. There is also the opportunity to meet internationally leading prostate cancer researchers, and hear the latest news from Prostate Cancer UK and ways to get involved in our events and activities.

 

Making Progress day was a stand-out meeting for me. It provided a unique opportunity to network with senior and early career researchers, all together in one room, to build new friendships and collaborations.

- Dr Adam Sharp, attendee of Making Progress day, 2018

How to sign up

Registration is now open!

This years’ event will be held on Friday 18 October 2019, at the Ambassador’s Bloomsbury Hotel, Euston London. 

This event is free to attend for all early stage prostate cancer researchers.

If you have any questions, please email research@prostatecanceruk.org

 

Highlights from past years

The format of the event is liable to change each year, however past meetings have included:

  • Key skills workshops, tailored to your unique needs as an early career researcher. In the past, these have included an interactive networking session, how to communicate your research to a lay audience, and hints and tips on how to obtain grant funding.
  • Keynote talks from leading prostate cancer researchers, such as Dr Mark Linch, Professor David Waugh, Professor Charlotte Bevan, Professor Hashim Ahmed, and Dr Ian G Mills.
  • Presentations from attendees on their Prostate Cancer UK-funded research. 
  • Talks from men about their personal experiences of living with Prostate Cancer.
  • The chance to learn more about Prostate Cancer UK’s future grant calls, and tips on how to make your funding application stand out and how to get involved in the charity’s future events.
  • We’ll also be holding a drinks reception after the event so that you can continue your conversations and networking into the evening.

attendees at making progress day

Things to note

Catering

  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the event for all attendees.

Travel expenses

  • Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for anyone funded through a Prostate Cancer UK grant only.
  • Attendees are encouraged to make use of advance purchase tickets where possible to minimise the cost to the charity.
  • Travel claims for those further afield will be capped at £150. If your travel is likely to exceed this value, please contact the office before booking your travel. 
  • If you are not in a Prostate Cancer UK funded post, whilst the event is free to attend, you will need to cover your own travel expenses to attend the event.

Accommodation

  • One night accommodation is available for Prostate Cancer UK funded researchers who live over 2 hours away from the venue.
  • Accommodation must be booked by Prostate Cancer UK. Any accommodation not booked by the charity will not be reimbursed.
  • Requests for accommodation after Thursday 12 September 2019 will not be considered.
  • If you are not in a Prostate Cancer UK funded post, then you will need to cover your own expenses to attend the event.  

attendees at making progress day

If you have questions about our Making Progress: A networking day for early career researchers contact us at research@prostatecanceruk.org