WCC 2016

The World Cancer Congress is to be held in Paris from 31st October until 3rd November 2016.

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WCC 2016

Postby pennycsf » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:28 pm

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organisation that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. It was founded in 1933 and is based in Geneva. It has a growing membership of over 900 organisations across 155 countries, which include the world’s major cancer organisations (Cancer Research UK and Macmillan included), ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups. Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC is tackling the growing cancer crisis on a global scale.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G1vyP6_ldg.

For more information on WCC look at the website:
http://www.worldcancercongress.org/registration

or on UICC click here:
http://www.uicc.org/about-uicc

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