Nominations for the UICC Board of Directors are open

Election of the 2018-2020 board at the 2018 General Assembly which took place in conjunction with the 2018 World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 May 2022

UICC members are invited to play a role in shaping the future of the organisation by nominating candidates for the Board of Directors 2022-2024 and for President-elect.

UICC is starting the process to find new outstanding people to play a leadership role in the organisation Members of the Board for 2022-2024 and President-elect.

Successful candidates will represent the interests of UICC members around the world, work with the UICC team and provide strategic direction to the organisation as its pursue its mission: unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda.

As in previous years, a Nominating Committee [2] will review all nominations and put forward an appropriate number of candidates [3] to the General Assembly [4] for the elections, ensuring that members can elect a group of people who collectively represent the diversity of the UICC community.

"In previous years, the short list for UICC's Board of Directors has always included outstanding individuals and, as a result, year after year UICC has had tremendous Boards, which have performed their duties with enthusiasm and commitment."
Dr Cary Adams, CEO of UICC

In order to facilitate the nomination process and help UICC members appropriately identify their nominees, two Terms of Reference documents describe the criteria for candidates for the Board of Directors and for the President-elect. In addition, a Nominations FAQ sheet is available for reference.

To be considered, nominations must be received by 31 May 2022 (23:59 GMT+1). Terms of reference and other background documents can be found at the link above.

The UICC team is available to respond to any questions regarding the nomination process at


[1] UICC Board of Directors is composed of 16 members elected by the General Assembly, including the President and the President-elect.
[2] The Nominating Committee consists of the President-elect, the President, the Immediate Past-President and two Board members appointed by the Board.
[3] The slate of nominees will be determined to ensure a balance of skills, geography, gender and cancer control background as well as to ensure continuity between current Board members and new Board members. The President and the Nominating Committee will aim at presenting an appropriate number of candidates for the 14 positions available for members of the Board and one position for President-Elect.
[4] UICC General Assembly is the supreme governing body of UICC. It is attended by all UICC members and it is convened every two years.

Last update: 
Wednesday 10 August 2022