UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.
In order to do so, UICC offers a unique opportunity to become a UICC Young Leader and to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control. Through the programme, UICC will facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, for networking and connecting with experienced leaders, and the chance to engage and participate in recognised international events.
UICC's Young Leaders Programme begins every second year at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit for a duration of 12 months.
The programme focuses on the following key areas:
Following completion of the programme our Young Leaders become members of our growing Young Leaders Alumni community where we provide them with opportunities and support to ensure their continued engagement with UICC.
It was a great honour and privilege to be selected as a UICC Young Leader and it felt like the recognition of the important role of palliative care in humane cancer care. I had the opportunity to meet leaders and stakeholders from all over the world whom I wouldn’t be able to meet otherwise.
UICC defines a young leader as being someone who is:
The UICC Young Leaders Programme is sponsored by Roche, with support from Cancer Council Australia