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Convening
Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.

In parallel to targeted local and regional activities, one of our focus areas is to convene members, partners and leaders to encourage collaboration and new thinking.

Our Convening activities
World Cancer Day 4 February

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.

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World Cancer Congress

A biennial event, the World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.  

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 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

Virtual Dialogues

Virtual Dialogues

The Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges.

Spotlight on: Virtual Dialogues
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UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members with enhanced opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions on their respective and common challenges.

Starting with three different formats, the Dialogues are designed to facilitate spaces for members' interaction, immersion on key topics, and the exploration of broader trends.

Latest convening news
Each Virtual Dialogue in the regional series will focus on a different topic relevant to the region, based on engagement of UICC members in the region, potential for solution-oriented discussions, and consultation with Board Members from the region.
18 March 2021
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Bringing together UICC regional communities in 2021

This year, UICC is leveraging its Virtual Dialogues to respond to the needs of members facing specific challenges in their regions.

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8 February 2021
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World Cancer Day is over for one more year

Only just a few days ago, this past 4th February brought together the global cancer community, inspired powerful conversations and saw thousands of activities that helped to raise awareness and connected communities.

This World Cancer Day, UICC gives voice and says thank you to all those in the cancer community who have worked these past 12 months through the pandemic
4 February 2021
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Adaptations and innovations in cancer care through COVID-19 and beyond

On World Cancer Day, UICC shines a light on the heroic responses to the pandemic by cancer organisations and individuals around the world struggling to maintain progress in cancer care.

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3 February 2021
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Finding common ground this World Cancer Day

This World Cancer Day, UICC has asked perfect strangers to engage in open and frank dialogue about cancer in a series of Common Ground conversations.

Join UICC staff and individuals from around the world on the World Cancer Day Live page for a full day of live and exclusive events on 4th February
1 February 2021
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Join the World Cancer Day Live Broadcast on 4th February

UICC will be streaming live a host of inspiring and educational events on World Cancer Day, including exchanges with experts and people living with cancer, a yoga session, book readings and musical performances.

The World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge will be broadcast worldwide on 4th February
26 January 2021
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Sporting legends share their stories and ride to raise money for cancer

The World Cancer Day Solidarity Challenge on 4th February will unite the sporting and cancer communities around the theme of “I Am and I Will”.

World Cancer Day 2020 Impact Report
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Read the World Cancer Day 2020 Impact Report

This World Cancer Day was particularly significant. It marked a historical 20 years of World Cancer Day. It also represented a pivotal moment: the start of a new decade of cancer control efforts around the world. 

The report shows the visible support and enthusiasm for the day, spotlighting contributions by leaders, cities, businesses, individuals, partners, health professionals and the international cancer community to the second year of the ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign. 

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About World Cancer Day

"It was a wonderful experience for us (staff and students at CPUT) and we have learnt a lot about how to offer such activities in the future. We received very positive feedback and the activities were a success in many aspects...You will see that we used the World Cancer Day materials - sincere thanks for that.”

Penelope Engel-Hills

About the 2018 World Cancer Congress

“The 2018 World Cancer Congress enabled the cancer community to develop new collaborations, share practical case studies and learn from top experts in all aspects of cancer control. We were able to share knowledge and interact with colleagues from around the world, gaining new perspectives on what we, as a community, can do to reduce the cancer burden over time.”

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Last update: 
Thursday 18 March 2021
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