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living with kidney cancer days 2020

Living With Kidney Cancer Days 2020

During the COVID-19 ‘stay at home’ period any dates on this page are TBC until we have further information from the government on social distancing.

Following our successful Living with Kidney Cancer days 2019, we are looking forward to 2020

We are hosting more Living With Kidney Cancer days around the UK in 2020. These days are designed to be relaxed, informal and offer you the opportunity to become more informed through presentations from health professionals on a variety of topics relevant to your condition. These will include surgery options, oncological treatments, dealing with side-effects as well as the opportunity to meet with, and share your experiences with, other patients and their loved ones.

Once confirmed and available you can view the agenda for a specific day, click the link below for the day you wish to attend. A PDF of the agenda (when available) will open when you click the corresponding link below your selected venue. You can then view and close or download the agenda to keep.

All Living With Kidney Cancer Days are free to attend, lunch and refreshments are provided and reasonable travel expenses may be available. Please contact us for more information before committing to any travel plans. If you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, any allergies etc.) please let us know at the time of booking your ticket.

Once the location has been confirmed you will be able to book your place by clicking on the ‘BOOK TICKETS FOR…’ date you would like to attend and a link will open. ALL DAYS ARE FREE TO ATTEND.

What attendees have said about our Living with Kidney Cancer days:

AM, Plymouth ; “Very informative day”

RT, Plymouth ; “The day was good to access information from medical professionals and other patients.”

JT, London ; “They gave me information that the hospital didn’t”

Anonymous, Birmingham ; “The most informative point of the process I have had, far more than the NHS.”

Living with Kidney Cancer days for 2020:

Cambridge –  Postponed to September – TBC                                                                                     Booking Coming Soon
Holiday Inn, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH                                            Agenda Coming Soon!

Barnstaple1st September                                                                                                                  Register Now
The Fern Centre, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JB            Agenda Coming Soon!

Manchester – TBC

Birmingham – TBC

Scotland – TBC


PAST Living with Kidney Cancer days


Leeds 7th February 2020 (Green Friday)                                                                                          Click to read Agenda


Glasgow – 20th November – Hilton Grosvenor, 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow                                                                              

Liverpool 15th November – Marriott Hotel, One Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH                                                                            

Swansea – Friday 18th October – The Dragon Hotel, 39 The Kingsway, Swansea, SA1 5LS

BirminghamThursday 19th September  – Novotel, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham

Ashford (Kent) –  Thursday 20th June – The Holiday Inn, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8QQ

Plymouth – Thursday, February 7th – The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2HJ

  • Click for agenda                          COMMENTS FROM ATTENDEES:
  • “Very informative day”
    A M, Plymouth 2019;
  • The day was good to access information from medical professionals and other patients.”
    R T, Plymouth 2019;

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – Wednesday 1st May – Copthorne Hotel, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RT

  • Click for agenda                     COMMENTS FROM ATTENDEES:
  • “Reassured that my doubts and fears were well addressed during the day by both the medical staff and patients.”
    RS, Newcastle
  • “(the) day was wonderful, I didn’t feel alone when here”
    Anonymous, Newcastle
  • “A very informative day, and it was good to meet other people who have had the same condition.”
    C, Leeds


London: 7th June 11:45am – 15:00pm – Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR

  • Click for London Agenda                                COMMENTS FROM LONDON ATTENDEES:
    “As always, come away feeling more informed, positive and not alone in this journey.”
    Rose Killick, London 2018
  • “They gave me information that the hospital didn’t!”
    John Taylor, London 2018

Exeter: 11th July 9:45am – 15:30-2pm Buckerall Lodge –Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4SQ

Click for Exeter Agenda                                      COMMENTS FROM EXETER ATTENDEES:

  • Very comprehensive informative presentations”
    Ian Pring, Exeter 2018
  • “An excellent, informative day which would help all renal cancer patients (and professionals)”
    Stephen Driscoll, Exeter 2018

Aberdeen:  30th August 9.45am- 15.30pm DoubleTree by Hilton, Aberdeen City Centre AB24 5EF

Click for Aberdeen Agenda (Subject to change)

Birmingham: 13th September 9:45am -15:00pm Novotel Birmingham Centre hotel, 70 Broad Street, Birmingham

Click for Birmingham Agenda (Subject to change)    COMMENTS FROM BIRMINGHAM ATTENDEES:

  • “The information day has helped me realise that I am not alone and that there are people positively dealing with the same issues as me.”
    Nathan Kennedy, Brighton 2018
  • “The most informative point of the process I have had far more than the NHS.”
    Anonymous, Brighton 2018

Brighton:  17th October 9:45 – 3:00 The American Express Community Stadium Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

Click for Brighton Agenda (Subject to change)          COMMENTS FROM BRIGHTON ATTENDEES:

  • Kidney Cancer UK is such an amazing charity and today has been so beneficial due to the information and presentations given.
    Peter Wynn, Brighton 2018
  • ‘Great help gave me better understanding of kidney cancer.’
    John Mence, Brighton 2018

Stirling:  7th November 9.45am- 15.30pm Colessio Hotel Stirling FK8 1DX

Click for Stirling Agenda 

Manchester: 22nd November , 9:45am  – 15:00pm    The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Click for Manchester Agenda                                COMMENTS FROM MANCHESTER ATTENDEES:

  • “Very helpful and illuminating day.”
    Jeffrey Wynn Davies, Manchester 2018
  • “A very informative day, and it is good to meet and talk to other people who also have this illness.”
    Carol Ives, Manchester 2018
  • “Bringing people together in similar situations helps widen support and understanding.”
    Ross Mallett, Manchester 2018


*All details are correct at time of publication and all agendas are subject to change without notice.



The following companies have supported the 2019 events with an unrestricted educational grant: