World Cancer Congress

The 2018 Congress is less than three months away, and it is exciting to see how the conference is gaining momentum amongst the global cancer community and the UICC’s member organisations who count for half of the registered participants at this stage.

Interestingly, the participants’ areas of expertise that are predominantly represented so far – but not only – are clinical oncology, research/epidemiology, advocacy & policy, project/programme management and governance/management – and they will all be echoing the voices and actions of influential cancer organisations/foundations, hospitals, universities, patient support associations, cancer centres, research institutes and networks in Kuala Lumpur.

This reflects the great capacity of the Congress to bring together under one roof thousands of cross sectoral and multidisciplinary professionals to discuss practices that work in other parts of the globe.

So we strongly encourage those of you who have not registered yet to press the button below and join us at what will be an outstanding Congress designed to accelerate knowledge and information sharing across the full spectrum of cancer control.

And indeed, this year’s programme brims with innovative ideas and perspectives that will help you reframe how you could approach the challenges you face in your own countries.

For instance, you will have the opportunity to hear about:

  • the latest digital tools and trends that support underserved populations in getting access to specialty care
  • new models of sustainability for national cancer control programmes in LMICs
  • a human rights-based approach to access to medicines
  • how to accelerate the implementation of the World Health Assembly resolutions on palliative care and cancer
  • the critical role of finance leaders as new allies in global tobacco control
  • the opportunities and challenges in obesity-related cancer prevention
  • the latest advances in cancer genomics and genetics
  • how screening technologies and rapid diagnostic approaches for detection of cervical and breast cancers are developing
  • international cancer screening networks
  • the impact of strategic collaborations in the cancer journey
  • alcohol and cancer
  • behaviour change interventions in cancer control – reviewing evidence and research priorities

Not to mention the plenary talks and the Big Debates which always stimulate interest and trigger questions. And these are only a few examples amongst the + 140 sessions proposed over the whole week.

If you are interested in experiencing the Congress as a team, you may also want to consider our latest group offer which will allow you to bring 25 people and get 100$US off on each registration, depending on the category each participant falls in. The offer is valid until 15 August.

We count on you to be part of the conversation in Kuala Lumpur. Register now.