Lecture (Mike Stevens)

Education and professional development

CCLG is committed to supporting the education and professional development of our members in all disciplines.

  • We organise a number of educational meetings each year, including study days on specific topics and broader general educational updates.
  • Our online members hub is a development source of educational resources, including lectures, films of presentations from our meetings, and useful documents.
  • Our educational bursary scheme, particularly aimed at nurse and allied health members of CCLG, provides financial support towards the costs of attending education events.

Supporting the next generation of doctors and researchers

We support doctors and researchers who are early in their career within childhood cancer.

The Paediatric Oncology Trainees Group (POTG), which promotes interest and education in paediatric oncology as well as acting as a valuable forum where the next generation of doctors can meet, get to know each other and share news, views and information.  

In 2014, we worked with the National Cancer Research Institute to develop a trainee scheme for the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Clinical Studies Group. This important group, and its subgroups with responsibility for specific types of cancer, is responsible for the development and management of clinical trials into childhood cancer. We have provided bursaries to support trainees to become members of the subgroups, enabling them to attend meetings, be mentored by experienced researchers, and gain insight into research activity throughout the UK.

We also provide scholarships to trainee members of CCLG to attend educational opportunities, such as the biannual ESO-SIOPE Masterclass in Paediatric Oncology.