Advanced Paediatric Oncology Course: APOC 13 2024

Integrating Precision Medicine with advanced clinical care  

for children wth cancer

Edinburgh, May 20-24, 2024

ADVANCED Paediatric Oncology Course: APOC 13, 2024

The Advanced Paediatric Oncology Course (APOC) is a 5-day course taught by an international faculty of Paediatric Oncologists and Scientists.

Since its inception by Dr Jon Pritchard nearly 30 years ago, the Advanced Paediatric Oncology Course (APOC) has sought to integrate new and emerging knowledge into the advanced care of children and young people with cancer. The first three courses were held in London, but from the 4th APOC course in 2005 it has been has been held in Edinburgh. Professors Simon Bailey and Michael Sullivan have  been APOC co-chairs since the 5th APOC in 2007.

In 2024 we will host the 13th APOC course. Our focus will be on understanding how the unique biology of childhood cancer is informing the development of novel approaches to cancer treatment, especially precision medicine, immunotherapy and targeted therapies. The lecture-based program is reinforced by facilitated group discussion and clinical case presentations.


Professor Simon Bailey, Great North Children's Hospital, and Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Professor Michael Sullivan, Royal Children's Hospital, and University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Dr Rebecca Hill, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tynne

Dr Fiona Herd, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Aberdeen


APOC as been held in the beautiful city of Edinburgh since 2005. We are delighted to be returning to Edinburgh again in 2024

Monday May 20 - Friday May 24 2024

Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue; 16 Mary’s Street, Edinburgh , EH1 1SU


Course Applications

Each year only 45 places are available. Please apply via the website to be considered for a place.

EARLY REGISTRATION (before 10/12/2023): £ 899

LATE REGISTRATION (after 10/12/2023): £ 950

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