View the 2018 Welcome address by the conference president here

View the conference statistics here

View pictures from the Conference here

You can see the event information below FYI. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission: FINISHED
Abstract selection: FINISHED
Here is a map of Oxford Centre showing all the venues.

Final Scientific Programme (please click me)

The programme is being completed with more details regularly, so keep checking back in with us!

INVITED SPEAKERS PROGRAMMED:

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Malcolm BRENNER
Baylor College of Medicine

 

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Leo JAMES
University of Cambridge

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James HARPER
MEDIMMUNE

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Jennifer GANSERT
AMGEN

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Hardev PANDHA
UIVERSITY OF SURREY

 

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Awen GALLIMORE
CARIDFF UNIVERSITY

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Carolina ILKOW
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA

 

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Mark TANGNEY
CORK CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE

 

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Jung Joon (JJ) MIN
HWASUN HOSPITAL

 

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Yaohe WANG
BARTS CANCER INSTITUTE

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David WEDGE
NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE

 

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Charles MORRIS
PSIOXUS

ORGANISING COMMITTEE & CHAIRS:

Beadle

John BEADLE
PSIOXUS

 

Bell

John BELL
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

 

Chicocca

E. Antonio CHIOCCA

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

 

 

Coffin

Robert COFFIN
REPLIMUNE

Fisher

Kerry FISHER
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Kasahara

Noriyuki KASAHARA
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Lamfers

Martine LAMFERS
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTRE

Lichty

Brian LICHTY
TURNSTONE BIOLOGICS

McFadden

Grant MCFADDEN
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Melcher

Alan MELCHER
INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH

Peng

Kah Whye PENG
MAYO CLINIC

 

Russel

Steve RUSSELL
MAYO CLINIC

Seymour

Len SEYMOUR
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Stojdl

David STOJDL
EASTERN ONTARIO RESEARCH CENTRE

Seymour

Sam RABKIN
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Stojdl

Howard Kaufman
REPLIMUNE

We are thrilled to be able to host this conference in the stunning buildings across Oxford Universities.

OPENING CEREMONY

Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre was built from 1664 to 1669 after a design by Christopher Wren for the University of Oxford. The building is named after Gilbert Sheldon, chancellor of the University at the time and the project's main financial backer.

 

    

WELCOME DRINKS

Divinity School

The Divinity School is a medieval building and room in the Perpendicular style in Oxford, England, part of the University of Oxford. Built between 1427 and 1483, it is the oldest surviving purpose-built building for university use. The ceiling consists of very elaborate lierne vaulting with bosses (455 of them), designed by William Orchard in the 1480s. The building is physically attached to the Bodleian Library, and is opposite the Sheldonian Theatre.

         

CONFERENCE VENUE

Oxford Examination Schools

The Examination Schools of the University of Oxford was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson (1835–1924), who also designed the cricket pavilion in the University Parks. The designs for the building were prepared in 1876 and it was completed in 1882, in Clipsham stone. The main purpose of the Schools is for the organisation and administration of the university examinations. Many of the final and other examinations for the University's students take place in the building, especially during Trinity Term.

                 

EVENING BAR & ACCOMMODATION

New College

New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University. Founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, the full name of the college is The Warden and Scholars of St Mary's College of Winchester in Oxford. The name "New College", however, soon came to be used following its completion in 1386 to distinguish it from the older existing college of St. Mary, now known as Oriel College. The college is one of the main choral foundations of the University of Oxford. The college choir is regarded as one of the leading choirs of the world, and has recorded over one hundred albums.

 

    

CONFERENCE BANQUET

Keble College

Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It is considered one of the most visually impressive colleges, especially due to its expansive main quad. Keble was established in 1870, having been built as a monument to John Keble. John Keble had been a leading member of the Oxford Movement, which sought to stress the Catholic nature of the Church of England. It remains distinctive for its still-controversial neo-gothic red-brick buildings designed by William Butterfield. The buildings are also notable for breaking from Oxbridge tradition by arranging rooms along corridors rather than around staircases, in order that the scouts could supervise the comings and goings of visitors.

 

 

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

All registrations are discounted as early-bird registrations up to and including 31st January 2018. Payment for early bird invoices are due within 2 weeks of invoice date. Registration is in English, and the congress currency is GBP £.

Payment by card (we use STRIPE as our card processing gateway) is preferred and will ensure your registration is activated immediately.

Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the congress registration process.

REGISTRATION: FEES & FINANCIALS

  early-bird (1/11/17-31/01/18) regular (01/02/18 - 05/04/18)
Student GBP £250 GBP £400
Academic GBP £450 GBP £550
Industry GBP £850 GBP £950

On-site Oxford College accommodation is in addition and can be booked as you register. Please see the separate button for accommodation information!

Payment of your congress registration fee entitles you to the following**:

- Participation at all scientific sessions
- Access to poster exhibitions
- Congress bag and materials including Full Scientific Programme
- Daily coffee breaks and lunches, welcome and closing / award ceremonies
- Conference Banquet
- Evening Bar
- Where selected and paid for: accommodation

** this is for full package only, for the places Tue-Thu the fee includes:

- Participation at all scientific sessions
- Access to poster exhibitions
- Congress bag and materials including Full Scientific Programme
- Daily coffee breaks and lunches
- Evening Bar
- Where selected and paid for: accommodation

REFUNDS
We will refund registration fees as follows:

  1. for cancellations received by February 28th: 95% refund

  2. for cancellations received by March 31st: 50% refund

  3. for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND

We will refund accommodation fees as follows:

  1. for cancellations received up to March 15th: 100% refund

  2. for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND

Refund / cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible, refunds will be processed within 5 days of receipt; however based on timing and conference workload, refunds may not be processed until after the conference.
 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

YOU NEED TO HAVE REGISTERED TO THE CONGRESS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT.

More than 50% of the programme is dedicated to selected abstracts because we want to ensure that the best and most current research is presented. A large panel of international moderators reviews abstracts so that every abstract receives at least 3 reviewer scores.

Abstract submission guidelines: Make sure your abstract is in, on time and in the right format by following these simple steps:

1: The Deadline for abstract submission is the 31st January 2018.

2: Your abstract should be no more than 250 words and should be in English.

3: Keep your title concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or an acronym/name. DO NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS FOR YOUR ENTIRE TITLE.

4: List all authors’ name in full and it is compulsory to identify a presenting author. Please note the email address supplied when you submit your abstract will be used for all correspondence pertaining to the abstract.

5: Addresses should be in the following format: Group, Department/Institute, Organisation, Town/City, Postcode/Zip, Country

6: Do not include acknowledgements in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.

7: Select the subject area that best fits your abstract as this is a guide for review allocation.

8: Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid when the abstract notification is emailed during March 2018.

 

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be made in a single A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high), portrait orientation. If your poster does not match these dimensions we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. Each poster will be allocated a number with your notification that you must bring with you.

 

What happens after you have submitted?

Your abstract will be sent for review and you will be notified of the outcome by email. Please note the notification email will be sent to the email given when you submitted your abstract. If you have not received notification by end of March please contact the IOVC Office.

PLEASE NOTE that all submitting authors will have to have read and agreed to the Abstract Submission Agreement prior to submission.

         

 

IOVC participants will stay in beautiful New College of Oxford University, and experience life as an Oxford University student would. All rooms include breakfast which will be available in the stunning dining hall. New College is also where we can gather every evening for some drinks and chat.

Here is a map of where the rooms are located.


WE ARE SOLD OUT.

CHANGES to existing bookings and CANCELLATIONS

Refunds for cancelled nights can be made UNTIL the 15th of March 2018 ONLY, after this date I will have to charge the cost for any cancelled rooms in full.

We will try to be as flexible as we can regarding changes to your existing booking, please send me an email with any issues and I will do my best to sort them out!

From the Airport
To get to Oxford, the closest airports are Birmingham, London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
From Heathrow or Gatwick: A 24/7 bus service operates between Heathrow and Gatwick airports and central Oxford. Please click here for timetables and more information. The stop closest to all conference venues is High Street. The Examination Schools along the street from the bus stop (walk back in the direction the bus came from) and it is a 3-minute walk along Queen’s Lane to New College. Cross the High Street and enter Queen's Lane, follow this until you reach an arch and a T junction. Turn right at the T junction and and enter New College from the New College Lane entrance. In the event this entrance is closed, continue along New College, turn right once you have passed under the Bridge of Sighs and right again onto Holywell Street. The Holywell Street entrance of New College will be on your right hand side. To return to the airports, the stop is right across the road from the Examination Schools.
From Birmingham Airport: You can take a direct train, please click here for train times.

Arriving by Train
From Oxford Station: The venues are a 15-20 minute walk from Oxford Station.
From Oxford Parkway Station: Take the Park & Ride bus (number 500) from the station to George Street (opposite the New Theatre). From here the conference venues are a 5-10 minute walk.

Arriving by Car
We recommend taking the Park & Ride bus service into Oxford. For further details and timetables for Park & Ride and other city bus routes, visit www.oxfordbus.co.uk.
From London: Thornhill Park & Ride (OX3 8DP) is located on the A40. Take bus number 400 to Queen's Lane (stop J3) for closest access to all venues.
From the south and west: Seacourt Park & Ride (OX2 0HP) is located off the A34/A420 junction. Take bus number 400 to Queen's Lane (stop K3) for closest access to all venues.
From the north: Pear Tree Park & Ride (OX2 8JZ) is located off the A34/A44 junction. Take bus number 300 to George Street (opposite the New Theatre). From here the venues are a 5-10 minute walk.

Taxis
Black cabs can be found outside of the train station or flagged down in the street.