DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES,
On behalf of the NCAM 2022 Organizing Committee, we warmly welcome you to join the 9th NCIS Annual Research Meeting (NCAM) 2022, to be held on 19 – 20 August 2022 (Friday-Saturday). NCAM has been held since 2014 and has become an important forum for clinicians and scientists on the NCIS/NUHS campus and beyond to interact and showcase their cancer research work. Last year, NCAM 2021 was a success and attracted more than 500 registrants and 130 scientific abstracts. This year, we will also present NCAM 2022 as a hybrid meeting for a restricted number of physical attendees in accordance to COVID safe distancing guidelines, with simultaneous Webcast to a remote audience. The theme for NCAM 2021 is ‘Targeting the tumour microenvironment (TME) in cancer’, as novel discoveries are crucial to advance cancer treatment and improve outcomes of cancer patients. As in previous years, the main NCAM on Day 1, 19 Aug 2022, will comprise Educational Sessions, Plenary Session, Oral Abstracts Presentations and a Hear-The-Journey Session. We welcome you to submit abstracts on any aspects of cancer research in the following five categories: Basic Science, Clinical Science, Translational Science, Nursing/Paramedical/Supportive care/PharmacyNEW!. Selected abstracts will be presented at the main NCAM meeting on Day 1, and awards given to the best abstracts. Day 2, 20 August 2022, will feature a mini symposium angled towards the paramedical and nursing field. This conference will provide an excellent platform for cancer physicians and researchers in Singapore to interact and develop future collaborations. We look forward to your participation at the 9th NCIS Annual Research Meeting (NCAM) 2022!