The scientific committee and local organising committee present here a very wide ranging spread of topics which have a strong orientation towards malignancy in the older child and young adult. This addresses the main Congress theme of Cancer in Young Adults and our hope that this will bring paediatric haematologists and oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses and allied health professionals in contact with their adult counterparts. On the Programme at a Glance page you will find the "formal" content of the meeting. In addition, we have space for 24 free paper sessions and 400 posters with a dedicated session to discuss them over refreshments. IPSO, ICCCPO, PODC and Nurses have parallel sessions with their own stimulating programmes. Other interest groups have space for their own activities to fit into the overall Congress programme.