Just back from a two day cancer conference in Manchester - woo hoo!!
Lots of the usual learning stuff - what we are doing to treat children's cancers, what the future holds, survival statistics, what we are doing better on etc etc etc.
More important - 2 nights out painting the town pink Lots of fun in the bars in probably the most well known street in England outside of London.
Had a few drinkies too many and committed the age old sacrilege of karaoke Stayed out each night until 2AM, then had to be up by 6AM to attend the conference breakfasts. I never learn.
The conference was really well attended this year by nurse specialists, research staff, NHS managers, data people, doctors, but more importantly by children who were 5-year, 10-year, even 15-year survivors of cancer.
Next conference will be even better. End of September: 7 day cancer conference in Dublin (here's hoping my manager will sign off on the cost of it)