Regional series: Eastern Mediterranean | UICC

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11:00 (UTC/GMT+1:00)

Regional series: Eastern Mediterranean

The role of civil society in cancer prevention and control in the region

Thursday 29 April, 11:00 - 12:30 CEST (check your time zone here)


UICC’s regional series of Virtual Dialogues are opportunities for UICC members and the cancer community, including cancer societies, research and cancer centres, professional associations, ministries of health and patient support groups in each of the six regions to gather virtually, reflect, interact and share best practices on key topics in the region.

For the Eastern Mediterranean region, this event will look at “The role of civil society in cancer prevention and control in the region”. This regional gathering will offer the opportunity to share experiences and best practices from a diverse panel of stakeholders from within the UICC network representing the diversity of the Eastern Mediterranean region and to reflect as a group on the key challenges and opportunities for cancer civil society in the region.


This Virtual Dialogue will be 90 minutes in duration and will combine talks and interactions with the following common structure:

  • Welcome and introduction – Laura Fernandez Díaz, Facilitator, UICC Members and Partners Development Manager and Hana Chaar Choueib, UICC Board Member and General Manager of Children Cancer Centre of Lebanon (CCCL)
  • Words from HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, UICC immediate past President
  • Rapid-fire panel on the role of CSOs in cancer control in the region:
    • Children’s Cancer Centre of Lebanon (CCCL) - Karen Khoury
    • Friends of Cancer Patients – Dr. Sawsan Al Madhi
    • King Hussein Cancer Foundation – Dr Nisreem Qatamish
    • Patient's Friends Society - Jerusalem (PFS) – Carol El-Jabari
    • National Cancer Control Programme Afghanistan – Dr. Maihan Abdullah
  • Group discussion to share questions, experiences and ideas
  • Presentation of key UICC opportunities for engagement
  • Closing remarks and key takeaways – Hana Chaar Choueib and Laura Fernandez Díaz

Event Information

Virtual - Virtual event - online 1202 Geneve Switzerland
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Last update: 
Monday 2 August 2021