World Cancer Congress 2020 in Oman: How will you participate?

9 August 2019

Our preparations for the next World Cancer Congress on 20-22 October 2020 in Muscat, Oman are already well underway. We are expecting over 3,500 participants representing cancer research institutions, civil society organisations, healthcare services, hospitals, governments, international agencies, patient group organisations, universities and many more.

This is what you can expect from the 2020 World Cancer Congress event:

  • Excellent networking opportunities with international cancer control and health experts from 150 countries;
  • Over 120 sessions to boost your knowledge and skills in the entire cancer control spectrum from risk factor reduction to palliative care;
  • Innovative and inspiring plenaries and debates with worldwide recognised speakers;
  • Inspirational and dynamic talks on a dedicated side stage;
  • New Cinema room – a space for sharing the very best films, animations and campaign clips produced by the global health community;
  • More than 57 exhibiting organisations connecting and exchanging in the Global Village.

Our global team of experts, led by Dr Heather Bryant and Dr Anil D’Cruz, are building an inspiring and innovative conference programme to cover the full cancer control spectrum over seven themes:

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Theme 1 – High impact prevention & risk factor reduction

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Theme 2 – Promising cancer research & progress

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Theme 3 – Optimising screening & early diagnosis

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Theme 4 – Ensuring sustainable healthcare systems

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Theme 5 – Improving patient outcomes – cancer care & palliative care

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Theme 6 – Successful partnerships & fundraising

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Theme 7 – Tackling priorities in different regions of the world



A successful congress programme is drawn from the contributions of the global cancer community and aims to empower individuals and organisations to advance cancer control and lead the fight against cancer in their respective countries and regions.

If you would like to take a more active role in the programme or share how you and your organisation have been leading the way forward, there are many ways to get involved: 

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Last update: 
Tuesday 13 August 2019