The UICC Global Roundtable Series (GRS) take place in various cities around the world focusing on top issues in cancer. These exclusive and multisectoral roundtables bring together civil society organisations, governments, United Nations agencies and the private sector. The aim is to unite key decision makers to address, debate, share ideas and raise awareness around a current pressing issue in the global cancer community.
In 2014, the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) initiated the European Roundtable Meetings to stimulate more exchange between European cancer organisations and sharing of best practice on key topics relevant to national cancer control planning. Previous meetings have identified the National Cancer Control Plan as a fundamental tool for improved coordination and synergies between key national activities.
On 14 June May 2019, participants from European organisations met in Berlin for the sixth in a series of European Roundtable Meetings focussing on Knowledge transfer as a tool towards improvement of cancer care in low- and middle-income countries.
The 2019 roundtable focused discussions around best practice for knowledge transfer from high income settings to low- and middle-income settings, asking the question: What knowledge transfer experiences and methods have facilitated quality improvement in cancer care services?