1st International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 to Thursday, May 5, 2011

The conference is designed to bring together international UV and skin cancer prevention communities. It is aimed at public health professionals, communication professionals, researchers, decision makers and other professionals working in this field.

The conference is designed with both plenary sessions and knowledge-sharing workshops. During the plenary sessions, leading experts will address the main issues and challenges facing those working with skin cancer prevention while the workshops will be an opportunity to present project initiatives and be inspired by others. A series of key messages resulting from the plenary sessions and workshops will be presented on the final day to participants and the press.

To register please visit our conference website www.cph-skincancer.com.
There is a reduced fee for registrations received before November 15th of 570 EUR per person. After November 15th the fee is 640 EUR until January 15th 2011, the final date for registration.

The themes of the conference are broad and include:
• UV exposure and cancer risk
• Vitamin D and sun protection
• Effective UV prevention strategies
• Effective communication strategies

The conference is jointly sponsored by the Danish Cancer Society, the organisation behind the sun safety campaign ‘Reduce your sun between 12 and 3 pm’, and the Cancer Council Victoria. It has been made possible thanks to generous funding from TrygFonden - a Danish foundation.

The Danish Cancer Society:
The Danish Cancer Society fights cancer and its effects, works with cancer research and prevention and provides extensive support to patients and their relatives. A large part of the society's work is concentrated on preventing cancer in the Danish population. Since 2007 the Danish Cancer Society has worked with TrygFonden on a nationwide campaign ‘Reduce Your Sun between 12 and 3 pm’. This campaign focuses on sun safety to prevent further incidences of skin cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria:
In 1980, Cancer Council Victoria launched the successful Slip! Slop! Slap! campaign to encourage people to reduce sun exposure. With the support of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, the campaign was followed up in 1988 with a new broad-based, multi-faceted skin cancer control program, the SunSmart program. The program is estimated to have saved the equivalent of 22,000 life-years in Victoria since its introduction.

Patron of the conference :
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will take on an official role as patron of the conference. Growing up in Australia, Crown Princess Mary is very aware of the need to protect our skin from the damaging effects of the sun and the importance of sun safety in the fight against skin cancer. In recent years Her Royal Highness has been actively engaged in promoting sun safety in Denmark

Event Information

The Danish Cancer Society and TrygFonden - a Danish foundation
Cancer Council Victoria (Australia) and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Vesterbrogade 4
1620 Copenhagen
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Cancer prevention and control, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Education
Last update: 
Thursday 26 August 2010