Macmillan Professionals Conference

Macmillan Professionals from across the UK come together to network, learn and share best practice at our annual two-day Macmillan Professionals Conference. 

About the conference

Claire Taylor, Macmillan’s Chief Nursing Officer chairing the Macmillan Professionals  Conference in 2022
Image: Claire Taylor, Macmillan’s Chief Nursing Officer chairing the conference in 2022

The Macmillan Professionals Conference provides a unique opportunity for Macmillan to reach, inspire and engage Healthcare Professionals at a national level, bringing the community of Macmillan Professionals together to network, learn and share best practice. Delegates from across the UK can build their own agenda of inspiring plenary sessions and workshops, explore a curated exhibition, and engage with posters presented by their peers.

"It has been the highlight of my year professionally. I felt valued, appreciated, taken care of, listened to. I felt connected to the Macmillan brand and proud to be part of this charity." - Delegate quote

The conference is an opportunity to:

  • Network and build relationships with health and social care peers working in cancer care from across the UK.
  • Be inspired by each other and our industry expert speakers.
  • Share learning, insight and experiences from your local area and hear about best practice.
  • Stay up to date with what’s happening in cancer on the national and local scale.
  • Gain practical skills and tools to support you in your role.
  • Learn about Macmillan’s vision for the future and the role you play in helping us to do whatever it takes for people living with and affected by cancer.

A highlight of the event is the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards ceremony, where the winners of our prestigious awards are announced.

How to attend

How to attend

Thank you to all delegates who joined us in Glasgow this year on 9-10 November.

The next Macmillan Professionals Conference is due to take place at the ICC Wales on Thursday 7 to Friday 8 November 2024.

Delegate places are free of charge and open to Macmillan Professionals only. A registration link will be shared in early September via the Mac Mail e-newsletter - ensure you are subscribed to receive the latest updates. 

A delegate attending the conference exhibition in 2022

Past event highlights

In November 2023, over 500 Macmillan Professionals from across the UK joined together at the SEC in Glasgow.

The two-day in person event featured more than 50 speakers delivering keynote and workshop sessions, a poster exhibit showcasing a range of work from professionals across the UK, and the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards ceremony, where stories of the incredible work of the award finalists and winners were shared.

Session recordings and photos from the 2023 conference are available to view on Macmillan Learning Hub.

Watch a highlights video from the event:


Get in touch

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