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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
Rapidly ageing populations present key challenges for health systems and cancer control, and require urgent action to address them
28 October 2020

Reshaping cancer control for ageing societies

UICC’s second Virtual Dialogue on Cancer and Ageing, supported by Sanofi, highlighted the important societal, economic and public health implications of rapidly ageing populations, the key challenges for cancer control and the actions required to address them.

UICC is planning a hybrid Congress in 2022, combining on-site events with virtual elements, to take place in Geneva, Switzerland
14 October 2020

World Cancer Congress 2022: A hybrid event in Geneva

The next World Cancer Congress (WCC) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2022. UICC’s new President, Professor Anil D’Cruz, made this announcement at UICC’s virtual General Assembly on Tuesday 6th October.

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13 October 2020

Finalists for the 2020 UICC awards announced

A number of UICC member organisations and leaders have been shortlisted for the CEO and World Cancer Day Spirit Awards. The winners to be named in November.

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3 September 2020

The final year of World Cancer Day’s ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign kicks off this month

Join supporters around the world on Facebook Live this 22nd September for the official launch 

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18 August 2020

UICC Members invited to nominate for the second biennial UICC Awards

Nominations for Best CEO and Best World Cancer Day Spirit Awards open until 31st August 

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 9 July 2020
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