Wisdom from "The West'

Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th March 2023
The Hyatt Regency Manchester Hotel

Manchester Cancer Research Centre | Conference

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a conference Wisdom from ‘The West’ in honour of Catharine West, Professor of Radiation Biology at The University of Manchester, who is retiring in December 2022. We are looking forward to showcasing areas where Catharine has made her mark, not only looking back but also looking to the future in radiobiology and biomarker research.

Conference Details

Catharine has an international reputation that is reflected by our confirmed speakers who will be travelling from across the UK, Europe, and the USA to join us, such as Jens Overgaard, George Wilson, Javier Torres-Rocca, Heidi Lyng, Mike Joiner and many more!

Further speaker information and talk titles will be released soon.

Below are the conference timings:

Wednesday 15th March 2023

Conference Registration 11:30

Conference Welcome 12:00

Conference Close 17:30

 

Thursday 16th March 2023

Conference Start 09:00

Conference Close 17:00

Conference Dinner 19:00 – late

 

Friday 17th March 2023

Conference Start 09:00

Conference Close & Farewell 12:30

 

Catering and Conference Dinner

Refreshment breaks are included in the 3-day conference pass, with a lunch offering on the 15th and 16th only.

A conference dinner is scheduled for Thursday 16th March at 19:00 at the Hyatt hotel, with speakers sharing their fondest memories of Catharine’s career.

The dinner is optional (see packages below) and is a set menu of our choice (other dietary requirements will be catered for).

Please note, it is not possible to add on dinner to your booking after you have registered, so please ensure you select the correct package at registration.

Please confirm any dietary requirements when you register for the conference, late notification of any requirements cannot be guaranteed on the day of the conference.

 

Catharine West Biography

Catharine West is a Professor of Radiation Biology at The University of Manchester. She studied biology at York University and radiobiology at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, obtaining her PhD in 1983. During this time, she developed an interest in measuring radiosensitivity and hypoxia. After completing postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester Cancer Centre in upstate New York, she moved to Manchester in 1986. In 2002, she joined the Institute of Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester and established the Translational Radiobiology Group. She became Professor at the university in 2007. During her career, her research focused on trying to predict how cancer patients responded to radiotherapy with a particular interest in measuring radiosensitivity and hypoxia. She was instrumental in setting up an international Radiogenomics Consortium, which identifies the genetic determinants of radiotherapy toxicity.

Alongside her role, she was a member of many UK Radiation Biology committees and Clinical Study groups, such as: the UK Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment; Prostate Cancer UK Research Advisory Committee; Chair of the LH Gray Memorial Trust; CTRad (Clinical and Translational Radiotherapy Research Working Group); an honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists and an honorary fellow of the British Institute of Radiology. She was a chief investigator (RAPPER, REQUITE) or translational lead (TORPEdO, NIMRAD, VORTEX, CIRCCa) for both national and international studies. She has published over 300 papers (h-index 65) and has sat on the editorial boards for Radiation Research, Physics in Medicine & Biology and Clinical Oncology. Her latest achievement was in 2016 when she was awarded the Weiss medal by the Association for Radiation Research.

 

 

 

Professor Catharine West headshot

Registration

Registration is now open, with different packages available. Please follow this link to register for the Wisdom from ‘The West’ Conference.

Registration will close on 15th February 2023.

 

Package 1, Conference Pass Only – £140.00

3-day conference pass only – no accommodation or dinner included

 

Package 2, Conference Pass & Hotel – £346.00

3-day conference pass and 2 nights’ accommodation (check in 15th, check out 17th) – no dinner included

 

Package 3, The Full Conference Package – £381.00

3-day conference pass, 2 nights’ accommodation (check in 15th, check out 17th) and conference dinner (16th)

 

Package 4, Conference Pass & Dinner – £175.00

3-day conference pass and conference dinner (16th) only – no accommodation included

 

Please visit this webpage to register for the Wisdom from ‘The West’ Conference.

 

Please note:

  • accommodation is based on a 2-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Manchester.
  • it is not possible to amend your booking after you have registered, so please ensure you select the correct package at registration.
  • see the Conference Terms and Conditions below for cancellation terms.

 

Venue

Our conference is hosted at the Hyatt Regency Manchester hotel, which is behind the main University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road. The Hyatt is within the Innovation District situated south of Manchester city centre. Recognised as Manchester’s cosmopolitan hub and world-class innovation district, this is where talented people from the city and across the world learn, create, work, socialise, live, and conduct business.

 

Google map

 

We would like to encourage all delegates to use public transport where available – the venue is served by excellent bus, tram, and train connections.

 

The University of Manchester – Car Park D Booth Street West, M15 6AR is the closest car park. There is disabled parking available in this car park, in addition to several charging points for electric vehicles.

 

For maps, directions and parking charges please visit the Hyatt website here.

 

Hyatt Regency Manchester

55 Booth Street West

Manchester

M15 6PQ

manchester.regency@hyatt.com

0161 359 5550

 

 

Hotel Accommodation

Accommodation is reserved at the Hyatt Regency Manchester, based on a 2-night stay; check in on Wednesday 15th March and check out on Friday 17th March and is based on single occupancy including breakfast.

The accommodation reserved at the Hyatt is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

If you require accommodation the night prior to the conference on Tuesday 16th March, please contact the conference team for a reduced rate, subject to availability.

 

If you prefer to source alternative accommodation, below are some suggestions in the Oxford Road area, within 1 mile of the Hyatt:

 

0.5 miles – Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Princess Street)

0.5 miles – Holiday Inn Express Manchester Cc – Oxford Road, an IHG Hotel

0.6 miles – Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre

0.6 miles – Kimpton Clocktower Hotel

0.7 miles – INNSIDE Manchester

0.7 miles – Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Deansgate Locks)

0.7 miles – Hotel ibis Manchester Centre Princess Street

0.7 miles – Pendulum Hotel

0.8 miles – Jurys Inn Manchester

0.8 miles – Macdonald Manchester Hotel

0.9 miles – Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street

 

 

Additional Information

  • Please confirm any dietary requirements when you register for the conference; late notification of any requirements cannot be guaranteed on the day of the conference.

 

  • Please confirm any additional access requirements, such as a hearing loop or accessible bedroom, when you register for the conference.

 

  • To make any changes to your dietary and/or access requirements, please contact the conference team no later than 1 week prior to the conference start date (17:00 UK, Wednesday 8th March 2023); any changes requested after this date cannot be guaranteed.

 

  • Accommodation is based on a 2-night stay, if you wish to stay for 1 night only, please contact the conference team before registering for the conference.

 

  • Accommodation is based on single occupancy, with breakfast.

 

  • Accommodation is limited at the Hyatt Regency Manchester; please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

  • It is not possible to amend your registration package after you have registered, so please ensure you select the correct package at registration.

 

  • Registration will close on 15th February 2023.

 

  • Please refer to the below Conference Terms and Conditions for cancellation terms.

 

 

Cancellation and Payment Terms and Conditions

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Cancellation of the conference by The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester reserves the right to cancel The Wisdom from ‘The West’ Conference or any associated events at its sole discretion. In the event of such a cancellation, the University will refund the value of the booking, or any ticket sold upon proof of purchase. The University expressly excludes any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages howsoever arising as a result of such cancellation and will not, for example, be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. In the event of cancellation, the University will use reasonable endeavours to publicise the cancellation and details will be posted on the website associated with the Conference. Attendees are responsible for checking this information regularly, prior to the event. Wherever possible, the University will endeavour to contact delegates by email in the event of cancellation.

 

Cancellation by you (the delegate)

We will refund the value of the booking, or any ticket sold upon proof of purchase when cancellation takes place no later than 17:00 UK on Friday 13th January 2023 (60 days before the conference start date). No refunds will be given for cancellations requested after 17:00 UK on Friday 13th January 2023, or for non-attendance without notification, unless a refund is made entirely at the discretion of the University. Any conference registrations paid after 17:00 UK on Friday 13th January 2023 are non-refundable. This is inclusive of all conference packages offered at registration, including those with accommodation and/or dinner.

The notice of cancellation must be made in writing, by email to the conference team at radnet@manchester.ac.uk. The date and time of the email will be taken as the date and time of cancellation.

We can transfer your booking to another name, should you wish to send someone in your place. To request this change, please notify the conference team at radnet@manchester.ac.uk no later than 1 week prior to the conference start date (17:00 UK, Wednesday 8th March 2023); any name changes requested after this date cannot be guaranteed.

 

Conference Contact Information

If you require more information that is not covered on this webpage, please contact the conference team at the following email address radnet@manchester.ac.uk.

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