The Bone Cancer Research Trust is proud to be joining forces with Chordoma Foundation in the USA and Chordoma UK to co-host a stimulating day of research updates, discussions and networking opportunities for researchers and clinicians from across the international chordoma community.

This research symposium follows on from the successful series of International Chordoma Research Workshops held by Chordoma Foundation, with the most recent held in Massachusetts last year, continuing their goal to shape thefuture of research and advance the chordoma treatment landscape through shared learning and collaboration.

This year’s jointly hosted symposium will gather key stakeholders from across the chordoma community together in London for the first time, in the hope of forging further crucial connections to accelerate research.

The day will include the latest research updates across vital areas, ranging from basic biology through to clinical research, delivered across a series of presentations and posters, with ample opportunity for interactive debate and priority setting for BCRT’s future funding calls, breakout discussions and networking.


Date: Tuesday 1st October 2024

Time: Registration will open at 10am. The meeting will run from 10.30am - 5pm, followed by a networking event.

Location: Park Plaza London Waterloo (6 Hercules Road, London, SE1 7DP). We would like delegates to attend in person as a key priority of the day is to discuss priorities for future funding. Virtual attendance may be possible should we receive requests for this facility.

Intended audience: The scientific and clinical community.

Cost: Free for all delegates

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To find out more, please contact the BCRT Research Team.


Short presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts and we particularly encourage submissions from PhD and MD students, early career researchers or researchers new to the field of chordoma. The Bone Cancer Research Trust is pleased to be able to offer a number of travel bursaries to support attendance. To find out more about these bursaries and apply for support, please contact the BCRT Research Team.

Abstract submissions should be no more than 300 words and include Title, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Next Steps; the word count does not need to include authors and their affiliations and acknowledgments. Abstracts should be submitted to the BCRT Research Team by close of business on the 31st July 2024. Presenters will be confirmed by mid-August 2024 to allow time to book travel.

Overall, the aim of the Chordoma Research Symposium 2024 is to continue the momentum sparked by the 2023 International Research Workshop, providing an opportunity to map current progress and pave the way towards much needed research advancements, new and improved treatments and, ultimately, better outcomes for patients.


Arriving by car: Limited parking is available at Park Plaza London Waterloo for £50 per overnight on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note the hotel is within the London Congestion Charge Area. It is the responsibility of the car owner to pay the congestion charge. Alternative parking facilities can be found at: Waterloo Car Park on Leake Street and Britannia Car Park on Upper Marsh.

Arriving by train / London Underground: The hotel is a 10 minute walk from London Waterloo Station and a 2 minute walk from the Lambeth North Tube Station.

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