Professional education

Learn, network, influence, develop

Our professional education group is a working group of our expert membership, with representatives working in all areas of teenage and young adult cancer care.

The group aims to advance the role that networking and learning play in improving the care of teenagers and young adults with cancer, by:

  • Facilitating multi-disciplinary conferences and training events;
  • Supporting professionals new to the field;
  • Influencing the education agenda for professionals working in the field;
  • Disseminating information on education and training opportunities;
  • Contributing to the development of competency-based training for professionals caring for teenagers and
  • young adults with cancer.

TYAC conference

Our national conferences cover a wide variety of clinical and psychosocial topics, and provide the ideal forum for bringing teenage and young adult cancer professionals together. All members of the multi-disciplinary team are encouraged to attend and contribute. Poster and/or oral abstracts are called for, and each year we award the Lisa Thaxter prize to members for the best poster and oral presentation.

An excellent conference giving a broad overview, pitched appropriately at the entire multi-disciplinary team and with a good mix of science, practice issues and personal experience.

Join us!

The TYAC Professional Education Group welcomes others to get involved and support the education of TYA cancer professionals. If you are working in teenage and young adult cancer care and want to find out more, please contact us via