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CCTG Annual Spring Meeting for 2020 has been cancelled

Update on coronavirus (COVID-19)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
CCTG Spring meeting update on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear CCTG Network,

CCTG has continued to monitor the developments pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19).  After careful consideration and evaluation of available information at this time, and out of an abundance of caution for the entire network, the CCTG Annual Spring Meeting for 2020 is cancelled.
We recognize the annual meeting is critical to the continuation of the development and execution of the CCTG scientific agenda and activities. We aim to enhance communication capacity to meet the needs of scientific leadership to oversee and execute their scientific portfolio and the CCTG network members to participate to the fullest extent possible.

We are exploring possibilities for a meeting in late fall and will provide an update as needed. However, we anticipate that over the coming months, opportunities for in person meetings will be limited. To address this, we are enhancing our capacity for communications and virtual meetings to support the scientific committees’ needs developing and executing the CCTG committees’ scientific priorities and activities. We will provide regular communications on committee and trial activities.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for all who are dealing with COVID-19 and its impact on their communities, hospitals, patients, and families.  CCTG remains committed to the safety of all involved and will continue to provide you with any support you may require during this time.  If you have any other questions please do not hesitate contact us by email at or by phone 613.533.6430

Thank you and we look forward to connecting with you virtually during the time ahead! 

Best Regards,

Janet Dancey, MD, FRCPC
Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group
Scientific Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Network
Professor, Department of Oncology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research

Travel Cancellation Details if needed

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We note the vast majority of service providers, including airlines, Via Rail and hotels have amended their travel cancellation policies to allow full reimbursement.

Please proceed as indicated in the link above with

  • Cancelling your hotel reservations.
  • Cancelling your other travel arrangements and determine if a full refund can be obtained, or, your travel insurance policy will cover any costs.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact for advice on next steps.