BRIGHTLIGHT at the Global AYA Cancer Congress, Edinburgh

Published on December 20, 2016

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The 1st Global AYA Cancer Congress (9th Teenage Cancer Trust International Conference) was held in Edinburgh in December 2016. All members of the BRIGHTLIGHT core team attended the conference and we were honoured to have a number of abstracts accepted. Sarah presented a section of her PhD findings on the importance of the physical and social space, and Rachel presented a poster on behalf of the team on our experience of recruiting to BRIGHTLIGHT.

The three day programme brought together a host of internationally recognised clinicians and researchers as well a number of upcoming new ones. Over 300 people attended the conference so there were many opportunities to network with our international colleagues. A highlight for the BRIGHTLIGHT Team was the launch of the second edition of the Blueprint of Care. A number of the team contributed to this and it was great seeing all the authors together.

The Blueprint of Care continues to be free and can be downloaded from Teenage Cancer Trust’s website, please click here if you would like to access it.

The BRIGHTLIGHT team will be heading to the USA this December for the 2nd Global AYA Cancer Congress, which is being held on the 5th-7th December 2017 and hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, USA – for more information and to register your interest in the Congress please click here.