The World Cancer Congress is UICC’s flagship event. The Congress brings together an exceptional, multisectoral community of 3,500 foremost cancer and health experts, political and business leaders, patient groups and public figures who share a real passion and engagement to reverse the course of cancer and other chronic diseases. They meet every two years in a different country to have meaningful exchanges on effective practical approaches and methods which can reduce the gap between what is known and what is practised in global cancer control and chronic conditions.
This year’s Congress programme features a wide-range of multidisciplinary sessions, thought provoking debates and capacity building schemes covering the full spectrum of cancer, from prevention and early detection to treatment and palliative care. A number of sessions as well as an exhibition space in the Global Village will be especially dedicated to patient groups. The event should also garner a lot of local and international media attention, including from the Times, the FT, the BBC, the Lancet or le Monde.
With an emphasis this year on patient groups, CSF is sending a number of delegates who will be able to Report back to the Forum with news.
Have a look at this youtube video showing the last Congress which was held in Australia in 2014.
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