2021 World Cancer Congress

Tuesday 16 March 2021 to Thursday 18 March 2021

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption to travel and social gatherings into 2021, UICC has decided to suspend the World Cancer Congress planned for March 2021 in Oman.

The Oman Cancer Association in collaboration with the National Oncology Centre of the Royal Hospital Muscat will be hosting the 26th edition of the World Cancer Congress. The 2021 theme "The Way Forward" sets the tone of the Congress to serve as a platform for the cancer control and NCD communities to move advancements in cancer control in the right direction. 

The 2021 Congress Programme will be articulated around eight themes covering the full cancer spectrum.

Based on feedback from the last Congress, some new features have been introduced in the 2021 Congress intended to enhance the delegate experience. Those include:

  • The Cinema which aims to inspire delegates with the screening of powerful stories.
  • The introduction of a dedicated theme room to draw greater attention to science-based topics.
  • Increased time for networking opportunities in a warm and relaxed environment, designed to be more conducive to “experience sharing”.
  • The addition of  short “Meet the Expert” sessions which will follow the already popular “Big Debates” and Plenary sessions
  • Newly designed session formats to ensure participants are better engaged in discussions taking place on stage.
  • A range of new and exciting activities in the Global Village. We will reveal more soon, so please stay tuned to www.worldcancercongress.org

Event Information

Oman Cancer Association
National Oncology Centre of the Royal Hospital Muscat
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Biotechnology, Cancer prevention and control, Cancer research, Cervical cancer / HPV, Childhood cancer, Diagnosis, Education, Nutrition / physical activity, Oncology, Palliative Care, Patient, Psychooncology, Radiotherapy, Screening, Supportive Care, Tobacco control, Treatment / Therapy, Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
Last update: 
Wednesday 22 July 2020