2016 World Cancer Congress

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The 2016 World Cancer Congress was held from 31 October to 3 November in Paris and concluded on a strong positive note.

We are pleased to share key facts & figures, showing the calibre and variety of participants and leaders who contributed to the success of the 2016 Congress.

Leaders bringing cancer at the forefront of their political agenda

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  • The former President of France, Mr François Hollande
  • HM The Queen Letizia of Spain
  • HRH Princess Lalla Salma from Morocco
  • The First Ladies from Burkina Faso, Congo and Niger
  • 12 Ministers of Health from Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • 7 Ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Jordan, Morocco, Niger, Spain and Senegal

Increased number of worldwide experts in cancer control and public health 

  • 3’260 registered participants (2’700 at the 2014 Congress in Melbourne)
  • 139 countries represented (115 in 2014)

Inspiring themes and speakers that strengthened the skills and knowledge of the audience

  • 144 interactive sessions presented by 500 speakers (120 sessions and 350 speakers in 2014)
  • 688 abstracts presented
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A strong and influential network of supporters

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An active online community raising the event's visibility

  • 2,953 people took part in the Twitter conversation (2,000 in 2014)
  • 6.7 million unique twitter users reached (5m in 2014)
  • Congress' exposure increased by 76% on Twitter
  • 94% engagement rate of our 2016WCC- related tweets

Check out the Congress stories and photos.

The 2016 World Cancer Congress was organised by UICC and hosted by:

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Last update: 
Tuesday 6 June 2017
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