Take part in the discussions as the world unites to raise awareness and inspire conversations and action this World Cancer Day.
If you have your own World Cancer Day event or activity, share it with the world and other UICC members on the Map of Impact: www.worldcancerday.org/map
Tuesday, 30 January | 11am – 12.15pm GMT
Global via webinar
Following the adoption of the 2017 Cancer Resolution, World Cancer Day 2018 provides a unique opportunity for the cancer control community to come together to discuss the policy recommendations of this landmark document. This milestone has created a sense of urgency for national action, but also a positive mindset of how policy can shape and support nationally impactful cancer control. In this webinar, we aim to stimulate ideas for engaging policy makers to raise awareness of feasible actions they can take to support effective implementation of cancer plan priorities.
Speaker line-up includes:
Click here to register (registrations essential).
Friday, 2 February | 3pm CET
Global via Facebook and Twitter
Boehringer Ingelheim and UICC partner together ahead of World Cancer Day for a Facebook Live discussion to drive awareness of mesothelioma and its unmet treatment needs. Join the live panel including UICC Head of Advocacy, Julie Torode, and oncologist, Dr. Thomas Wehler, as they dive into a discussion on WHO’s response to asbestos, public health obligations to create workplaces that reduce cancer risk, and the policies needed to address rare cancers.
Tune in and ask your questions live 2 February at 3pm CET
Tuesday 30 January | 8.30am – 5.30pm
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
With featured speaker, UICC Board Member, Dr Heather Bryant
A one-day, invitation-only symposium gathering research, policy, and community practice experts to further the implementation of evidence-based alcohol policies to reduce alcohol-related cancers.
Tuesday 30 January | 11am
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
And via Online webinar
In preparation for World Cancer Day 2018, join Cancer Alliance and Kwanele Asante, Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Commission on the Prevention and Control of Cancer, in the debate about access to lifesaving medicines and our demand for policy reform. Cancer Alliance will also be announcing the eight medicines which will be the focus of a concerted two-year campaign to change the path of cancer treatment in South Africa.
Thursday, 1 February
With opening video message by UICC president, Professor Sanchia Aranda
The Forum has been created as a space for debate on key issues for cancer advocacy and the improvement of cancer patients care. This year the AECC highlights the social impact of cancer on patients and their families. The quality of life of cancer patients can be deeply decreased not only due to the treatments and their physical side effects, but also because of side problems which increase the burden on the cancer patient family. This burden is not usually part of the discourse of cancer, mainly focused in the illness itself and the treatments. In the 2018 Forum the AECC will give visibility to three key elements of the social burden of cancer: the economic impact on the cancer patient family, the impact of cancer on the carer and the impact on the work of the cancer patient and the carer.
Tune into the live streaming at: www.aecc.es
Friday 2 February | 10am CET
IAEA headquarters, Vienna, Austria
Opening session live streamed
Opening keynote address by UICC President-elect, Princess Dina Mired
The event seeks to demonstrate the importance of radiation medicine in the modern management of cancer patients, and to present the IAEA’s activities to promote and develop radiation medicine in many Member States. The event will also raise awareness of the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for decision-making in the management of cancer patients who require care by medical professionals from different specialties to achieve optimal patient management.
Tune into the live streaming of the opening session by the IAEA Director General, Mr Yukiya Amano, HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President-elect of the UICC and HE Ms Nila F. Moeloek, Minister for Health of the Republic of Indonesia.
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 February
With video message by UICC CEO, Cary Adams
The conference presents an opportunity for a broad debate on oncology issues and a focus on the importance of active participation of all those involved in cancer control at scientific, political and social level. Topics of focus for this year’s conference include: the operation of properly organized oncological hospitals and clinics, cancer screening, patient access to new drugs, follow-up of cancer survivors, as well as the need to create an independent HTA agency involving patients.
Monday 5 February | 9.15am – 4.15pm
The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Join us on Monday 5th February for our 2018 conference, adopting the World Cancer Day theme of ‘We Can, I Can.’ We will present you with some of the latest evidence on risk factors associated with cancer and provide you with information on what is happening in Scotland to tackle the lifestyle factors which impact on cancer e.g. obesity, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. We hope you will come away with inspiration for what we can do as clinicians, academics, policy makers and individuals.
Friday 2 February |8am
US Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia
This day-long cancer forum will feature invited speakers and international contributions. Supported by our partners InsightSTEM and Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development.
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Sunday 4 February
This will be a unique forum for physicians and surgeons to review and discuss advances in treatment of various malignancies. The program is conducted in association with the Indian Medical Association, Kozhencherry.
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