World Cancer Congress - Top 5 reasons to attend and Top 5 tips for UICC Members

NEWS! Registration for the 2014 World Cancer Congress opens on 28 October 2013 with the short-term exclusive offer of only AU $250 per person. Also discover the newly released preliminary programme, which is now available online.

Don’t be the only UICC Member Organisation not represented at the 2014 World Cancer Congress and start planning your participation now to ensure you make the most out of your trip to Melbourne, Australia.

Together with the Host Committee, led by Cancer Council Australia, UICC is developing what is set to be the best World Cancer Congress yet, featuring countless key opportunities for UICC members.

The Congress, to be held on 3-6 December 2014, promises to be an inspirational experience, which will feature several new elements and more interaction, networking and capacity building opportunities than ever. Read on to find out:

  • Top 5 reasons to attend the 2014 World Cancer Congress in Australia 
  • Top 5 tips for UICC Members to make the most out of your participation - start planning and get on board now!

Top 5 reasons to attend the 2014 World Cancer Congress

  1. 98% of the 2012 World Cancer Congress participants would recommend the event to a colleague. Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the leading international conference with the latest information in cancer implementation science. 
  2. Your only chance to meet them all face to face. Network, exchange and connect with other UICC Members from all around the world, representing the whole spectrum of cancer control experts – from practitioners to advocates. 
  3. Build for the future: meet with new partners, welcome tomorrow’s leaders and mingle with the cancer and global health’s world’s most influential players.
  4. Strengthen and share knowledge in your area of expertise AND learn about topics of cancer control and global health that will complement your field of work – this through your encounters, inspiring sessions you will attend, and why not join a 6 months Master Course, proposed in conjunction with the Congress? 
  5. Discover Australia, a country that is at the forefront of the global fight against cancer.
  • Meet the Host Committee including some of the most influential UICC Member organisations. Host of the 2014 World Cancer Congress, Cancer Council Australia and several other UICC Members from the Asia Pacific region are very much looking forward to hosting you and presenting you with the best World Cancer Congress yet.
  • Held in conjunction with the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s (COSA) 41st Annual Conference – attending both complementary events at once would make your long trip to Melbourne well worth it. A premier gathering of cancer health professionals in Australia each year, the theme for the 41st COSA conference will highlight cancer survivorship, supportive care and palliative care. 

Top 5 tips for UICC Members to make the most out of your participation

  1. Register for only AU $250. The 2014 World Cancer Congress registration opens on 28 October, with this exclusive offer for the first 500 participants registered running only until 10th January, after which date the rate will go up to AU $490.
  2. Follow a 6 months UICC Master Course and choose between 11 hot topics. 
    In conjunction with the 2014 World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, UICC is offering cancer control professionals and volunteers a unique opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge and skills. This will be done through a selection of focused courses of distance learning that will culminate in Melbourne with one day of group tuition from the distinguished faculty followed by attendance at the Congress. Apply as you register online for the 2014 World Cancer Congress.
  3. Are you keen to take a part in the programme? There are still plenty of opportunities for you to have an active role in the 2014 World Cancer Congress:
  • Develop your own sponsored session that would form part of the programme and which would be promoted prominently ahead of the Congress and onsite. Download the brochure of the Sponsor and Exhibitior opportunities.
  • Present an abstract under one of the new defined formats: scientific studies, practice policies and advocacy reports or fundraising reports. The call for abstracts will open on 27 November 2013. 
  • Submit your production for the Big sCreen: a great opportunity for all organisations to showcase crafted short films or campaign videos that have had a marked impact. Submissions now available online.
  1. Start planning your trip now and make the most out of it:
  • Ensure you attend both events: the 41st COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (2 - 4 December 2014) and the 2014 World Cancer Congress (3 - 6 December 2014), where both programmes have been developed in conjunction so they perfectly complement each other. 
  • Have your say and participate in the UICC General Assembly on 2 December 2014, followed by the UICC President's reception.
  • Several Melbourne based cancer organisations, foundations and institutes have organised institutional visits to their facilities for World Cancer Congress delegates – make sure you sign up early.
  • Benefit from a set of exclusive in kind advantages uniquely developed for UICC members, such as access to your own meeting room, invitations to members-only regional events and other networking opportunities, etc.
  1. Position your organisation strategically in front of the cancer and global health’s most influential players by:
  • Bringing a large delegation, including young professionals – tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Ensuring your organisation is the most prominent by securing as soon as possible a prime real-estate spot in the Global Village. The Global Village was sold out in the 2012 World Cancer Congress.
  • Step-up and become one of the Congress premier sponsor. Discover all the exciting sponsorship opportunities now available, and benefit from a 20% discounted rate available to all UICC Member organisations.

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