Members are mobilising for the 2014 World Cancer Congress – Are you?

Time is flying and the 2014 World Cancer Congress is only 6 months away. Even sooner is the 31st May deadline, which is critical to you as a UICC Member because there are some exclusive opportunities available to you.

Five actions to take before 31st May 2014:

- Register now to save money
- Submit your abstract
- Enrol in one of the 14 FREE Master Courses
- Submit for the Big sCreen
- Join other UICC Members in the Global Village

What are UICC Members planning for the 2014 World Cancer Congress? 
Who has already joined forces?

  • American Cancer Society - supporting the brand new Media Bubble and launching the Cancer Atlas
  • The Norwegian Cancer Society - “Connect with the expert” session on tobacco control
  • Cancer Australia - Social Media sponsor
  • The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation - “A Day without Cancer” documentary launch event
  • The Turkish Agency For Cancer Research and Control - UICC Members’ Meeting Room sponsor
  • Cancer Council Victoria’s - Host of Master Course workshops.

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Time is flying and the 2014 World Cancer Congress is only 6 months away. Even sooner is the 31st May deadline, which is critical to you as a UICC Member because there are some exclusive opportunities available to you.

Five actions to take before 31st May 2014:

  • Submit your abstract: (scientific report OR advocacy/policy report OR fundraising campaign report):
  • Enrol in one of the 14 FREE Master Courses
    • Unique training and education opportunity
    • Acquire specialised knowledge and skills in different areas of cancer control
    • Get an official certification in your selected course
  • Submit for the Big sCreenThe ultimate showcasing opportunity for great public awareness campaign videos on the topic of cancer or other NCDs 
  • Join other UICC Members in the Global Village and secure your space now before it is too late and full. The Global Village is a unique opportunity to showcase your activities, draw attention on your organisation and ensure meaningful connections. 

What are UICC Members planning for the 2014 World Cancer Congress?

Find out how other UICC member organisations are already on board as part of the event and are planning to use the Congress as a platform to showcase their activities and share best practices. 

Seek inspiration: see what others are doing and how UICC Members and Partners are making the most out of the 2014 World Cancer Congress.

One of the main objectives of the World Cancer Congress is to provide a platform for participants where they can share best practice, network, learn and get equipped with tools that will help them in furthering their work in cancer control.

More than 1,200 participants have already registered, which highlights the fact that the global cancer community sees the World Cancer Congress as an essential meeting to attend. UICC looks forward to bringing together in Melbourne more UICC Members than ever before, so a significant difference can be made to reduce the global cancer burden.

Who has already joined forces? 

UICC Members are actively preparing their participation in the 2014 World Cancer Congress through various activities: 

  • A number of Australian UICC member organisations, are collaborating to launch what will not only be the first of its kind in the country, but also a world-first – Stay tuned to find out more... 
  • Thanks to the support of the American Cancer Society, we will introduce for the first time the WCC Media Bubble, where speakers, participants and special guests will have the chance to give interviews, record TV and radio programmes and much more. The American Cancer Society will also use the World Cancer Congress to launch the second edition of the Cancer Atlas.
  • The Norwegian Cancer Society will bring together experts and delegates to share best practices through their interactive “Connect with the expert” session on tobacco control.
  • Cancer Australia will take a lead on Social Media activities by supporting this important platform of the event. 
  • The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation will convene all delegates at their screening event entitled “A Day without Cancer”, followed by a discussion panel and reception
  • The Turkish Agency For Cancer Research and Control will act as the convener of UICC member organisations by sponsoring the UICC Members’ Meeting Room –available to use by all members to schedule small meetings throughout the week
  • Cancer Council Victoria’s new Melbourne office will open its doors to host the majority of the UICC Master Course workshops on 3rd December 2014. 

Two ways to accelerate progress

1- Support a Master Course

Your organisation could follow others and take the lead in contributing to building capacity by supporting one of the 14 Master Courses that will take place in conjunction with the Congress. 

  • The US National Cancer Institute (NCI), a Congress Silver sponsor and UICC Patron partner,, is already supporting the Master Course on ‘Implementation science – principles and practice’
  • The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, a World Cancer Congress Silver sponsor is already supporting the Master Course on ‘System performance measurement and reporting’
  • Roche, a UICC Vanguard Partner is already supporting the Master Course on ‘Peer Support’
  • Which Master Course will your organisation support? To view the full list of Master Courses, click here. 

2. Be part of the Congress programme and organise your own session 

As the final Congress programme is taking shape, UICC Member organisations can continue to add value to it by organising their own sponsored sessions, highlighting hot topics in cancer control and providing additional opportunities for capacity building and interaction. 

Some of the sponsored sessions include: 

  • American Cancer Society: ‘Building National Capacity for Making Cancer a Global Priority’
  • Cancer Australia: ‘Involving consumers leads to better cancer care’
  • GlaxoSmithKline: ‘Shifting the paradigm of medical education and information’
  • Hope Foundation for Cancer Care: ‘An NGO model for cancer care in Taiwan - a niche to meet patient needs’
  • International Society of Nurses in Cancer: ‘How international oncology nurses are working together to accelerate progress’
  • Novartis Oncology: ‘Sustainable access to innovative cancer medicine: What are the ingredients for success?’
  • The Chinese Anti-Cancer Association: ‘Cancer treatment and translational research in China’
  • The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation: ‘The billion dollar challenge for personalized cancer medicine – Keeping a campaign vital for 5 years’
  • UICC-Asia Regional Office (UICC-ARO): ‘Economic burden of cancer in Asian countries: how should we face the current situation?’

Thank you to all 2014 World Cancer Congress Sponsors and Partners! View the full list here. 

If your organisation would also like to become a sponsor or join other organisations in the Global Village, please contact Marion Gilodi at Gilodi@uicc.org.

Do not miss the greatest opportunity of the year and register for the World Cancer Congress now.