Building capacities for cancer control organisations in South East Asia and Western Pacific

As part of the regional offer for the Asia-Pacific, UICC is organising a high-level forum for our members in the region, aimed to encourage discussion about shared challenges and opportunities while strengthening the leadership skills needed for senior executives of cancer control organisations.

The forum will take place in conjunction with the 24th Asia Pacific Cancer Conference (APCC 2017), a highly relevant meeting featuring innovative techniques and the latest advances in the field of cancer care, hosted by the Asian and Pacific Federation of Organization for Cancer Research and Control (APFOCC).

Leadership in Action: Cancer Control in the Asia-Pacific Region


Wednesday 21 June 2017
(One day before APCC 2017)

    14:00 – 15:00    Partnership in action

    • Dr Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, UICC
    • Interative session: sharing case studies and best practices of partnership with different stakeholders.

    15:00 – 16:00    Advocacy in action - Tobacco control

    • Prof. Sanchia Aranda, CEO, Cancer Council Australia and President, UICC
    • Dr. Rachel Rosario, Philippine Cancer Society
    • Panel discussion + Q&A

    16:00 – 17:00    Prevention in Action - HPV and vaccination

    • Prof. Jeff Dunn, Chair of Transformative Social Science, University of Southern Queensland and Board Member, UICC
    • Ms. Priscillar Napoleon, Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation
    • Panel discussion + Q&A

    17:00 – 18:30:    Reception


    The programme will be further built with plenary sessions during APCC 2017, given by UICC representatives. Relevant sessions include:

    Thursday 22 June

    • 11:00 – 12:00  Volunteerism and Mobilising Communities
    • 15:30 – 16:00  Using the World Cancer Declaration Report 2016 to Identify Frameworks for Collaborative International Policy Evaluation on Cancer
    • 16:00 – 17:30   What is the Role of the Cancer Research Community in Realizing UHC for Cancer in Asia?—Looking Beyond the World Health Assembly Cancer Resolution in 2017 with UICC-ARO

    Saturday 24 June

    • 11:00 – 12:00   Community Based Cancer Control

    For further information on APCC’s programme, please click here.



    Have you already checked the status of national plans in the Asia-Pacific region?

    Check in the ICCP portal to view your National Cancer Control Plan.

    Cancer Atlas

    For the time being, and relevant to the region, the publication is available to download in Hindi and Chinese.


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    Last update: 
    Wednesday 14 June 2017