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Moving Forwards Together

Our first ever digital conference Moving Forwards Together was just the beginning...

A day to be together and push for progress

In November we hosted our first ever digital conference, Moving Forwards Together.

It was an incredible day where people from every corner of the ovarian cancer community came together to celebrate just how far we’ve come, and our determination to move towards a future where everyone survives ovarian cancer.

Sarah, diagnosed in 2020, shared her story at the conference:

For me, the one word that sums up the day is ‘togetherness’. It was amazing to see so many others like me at the conference.

Taking action together

Our conference was just the beginning. Join us by signing our pledge to transform the future of ovarian cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. We need everyone to raise their voices so please share the pledge with your family and friends – together we’ll transform the future.


On the day

Across nine sessions, we heard from world-leading experts, who shared everything from progress on earlier diagnosis and treatment, to mental health support and excellence in ovarian cancer care. There was also an opportunity to join all-important relaxation and mindfulness sessions.

Sessions included:

  • An exclusive look at Target Ovarian Cancer’s ambitions for the future with our Chief Executive Annwen Jones OBE.
  • We shared how you can take action, campaign and fundraise to help build a world where everyone survives this disease.
  • Professor Charlie Gourley told us what’s on the horizon for ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Professor Usha Menon updated on ovarian cancer screening and the search for better tests to detect the disease.
  • Professor Sudha Sundar joined us to talk about improving access to the best treatment and care.
  • Dr Nigel Sparrow OBE GP and Dr Vicki Barber GP spoke about progress on earlier diagnosis.

Watch it back

Moving Forwards Together gave us the opportunity to connect like never before. It was truly a day of togetherness, and we hope you ended the day feeling as inspired and hopeful as we did. If you want to experience this every day, join our Ovarian Cancer Community over on Facebook.

If you’d like to relive the day, you can catch up on the recordings of the sessions.