Agenda - 2017 WCLS ‘Cities driving change’

Palacio de Mineria
Calle de Tacuba 5, Centro Histórico, Centro, Mexico City

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish; Spanish/English

10:00 – 10:10   Welcome & outline of the day by Master of Ceremony, Mrs Paola Rojas, TV Host & Presenter, Televisa,

10:10 – 10:15   Welcome Address by Prof. Sanchia Aranda, President, UICC, Australia

10:15 – 10:35   WHO Opening Address ’The Global Challenges faced in Addressing Cancer and other NCDs’

10:40 – 11:00   Mexican Government Opening Address

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee Break – Press conference

11:30 – 11:50   Keynote Address ’The power of cities to improve the health of society’

11:50 – 12:40   High Profile Interviews moderated by Dr Rachel Nugent, Vice President NCDs, TRI International, USA

  • Learning from the success of C40 Cities​
    Mr Seth Schultz, Director of Research, Measurement & Planning, C40, UK
    Mr Mr Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa, Mayor of Mexico City, Mexico
  • The impact of investing in the health of cities
    President Tabaré Vazquez, Head of State, Uruguay
  • Discussion Panel – Interactive session with the audience

13:15 – 14:30    Lunch

14:35 – 15:20    Health Ministers’ Panel ‘Challenges of prioritizing cancer treatment & care on national health
moderated by Ms Shiulie Ghosh, journalist and broadcaster, TRT, UK

  • Ms. Belén Garijo, CEO Healthcare & Member of the Executive Board, Merck Group, Germany

15:20 – 15:50    Guided roundtable discussions with participants; moderated by Mrs Shiulie Ghosh, 

15:50 – 16:15    Coffee break

16:20 – 17:00    City Leaders’ Panel ‘Implementing Cancer Control in Urban Environment’; moderated by
                            Mrs Vanessa Candeias, Head of Health Promotion and Disease, Global Health and Healthcare,       
                            World Economic Forum, Switzerland

  • Dr. Maria Cristina Lesmes, Secretary of Health Valle del Cauca, Department of Valle de Cauca, Colombia
  • Dr. Eva Lezcano Chief, Department of Oncology, Hospital Central, Instituto de Previsión Social, Paraguay
  • Prof. Yin Yin Htun, President, Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation, Myanmar

17:00 – 17:30    Guided roundtable discussions with participants

17:30 – 17:45    Keynote Address

  • Dr Jose Narro Robles, Secretary of Health, Mexico

17:45 – 18:00    Call to Action by Prof. Sanchia Aranda, President, UICC, Australia

18:00 – 19:00    Closing reception and announcement of C3 Prize winner



Last update: 
Friday 15 September 2017