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.


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.  


 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.

World Cancer Day 2020 Impact Report

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. 

Our upcoming events
Quotes from our event participants

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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Virtual Dialogues
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Tuesday 12 May 2020
Latest convening news
UICC initiates a series of Virtual Dialogues - Smart domotics business city
12 May 2020

UICC’s Virtual Dialogues: a new suite of innovative online services for members

UICC is pleased to announce the start of its Virtual Dialogues on Wednesday 20th May, intended to connect members, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide expert insights.

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4 May 2020

ICCP Technical Assistance

The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) brings together partners to coordinate efforts and work towards the goal of all countries establishing and implementing a quality national cancer control plan.

European Parliament on World Cancer Day
15 April 2020

Government leaders get behind World Cancer Day: Report Released

We know that not one single group of individuals can change the burden of cancer alone. However, as we are finding in this most dynamic time, governments and their leaders have a particularly important role in protecting the health of their nations. 

Remote working, Digital, Virtual meetings, conference call
6 April 2020

World Cancer Congress postponed to 16-18 March 2021

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, UICC has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the World Cancer Congress to March 2021 and cancel the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit.

World Cancer Day 2020 Basic Health International event
23 March 2020

The strength of World Cancer Day in 2020: Impact Report released

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. 

2020 World Cancer Congress
16 March 2020

Extended deadlines for World Cancer Congress

UICC has extended the deadlines for early bird registration and submitting abstracts for the World Cancer Congress, taking place in Oman on 20-22 October.