Virtual Cancer Week 2021



  hours  minutes  seconds


Virtual Cancer Week

The online event will feature keynote speakers, debates, educational seminars and updates from across clinical and research services in Greater Manchester and beyond. It will also offer sessions focussed on lifestyle advice to help people to live well and reduce their risk of cancer.

Sessions are free to attend and suitable for Greater Manchester healthcare professionals, research professionals, people affected by cancer and the general public.

The programme will cover five core themes:

  • Living Well
  • Early Diagnosis
  • COVID-19
  • International
  • Engaging Communities

Follow us on Twitter for the latest information: @GM_Cancer and use the hashtag #VCW2021


I missed the first wave of registration. How do I access Virtual Cancer Week?

If you missed the first set of registrations then not to worry! You can register for specific sessions by using our interactive agenda. Click on the session title you wish to attend and press the ‘click here to enter’ button underneath the speaker profiles

Do I have to register for all sessions at Virtual Cancer Week?

No, Virtual Cancer Week is unique and not your regular 9-5 conference in that you can dip in and out of sessions throughout the week. Choose to join us live and immerse yourself in the opportunity to question our live panellists, or watch in your own time on-demand.

I only want to attend a few of the sessions. Do I still have to register for Virtual Cancer Week?

Yes, to access any of the sessions available you must register for the whole week. Each session will have it’s own clickable link to access which will be distributed to registered delegates 1 week in advance

I am unable to watch the sessions of interest to me live. Will it be recorded?

Yes, all sessions at Virtual Cancer Week will be available to watch on-demand within just a few hours of the session finishing. There is no expiration date on the recordings. You must register in advance in VCW to access the on-demand version too. To watch back you use the same clickable links on the agenda that was circulated to you in advance of VCW.

Besides the sessions, is there anything else on offer throughout Virtual Cancer Week?

Yes, there is plenty of resources to look at when you register for Virtual Cancer Week. Set time aside to visit our electronic poster gallery, full of fantastic work submitted by healthcare professionals, researchers and people affected by cancer across Greater Manchester. We also have a charity village where you can view cancer awareness resources and local support services.

I don’t live in Greater Manchester or East Cheshire, can I still attend?

Yes, anyone can register for Virtual Cancer Week.