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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
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Spotlight on WCC2022
4 October 2021
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World Cancer Congress 2022: Call for Sessions

UICC has now opened a call for sessions for the World Cancer Congress 2022. Proposals can be submitted until 12 November 2021.

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28 September 2021
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Improving cancer patients’ survival worldwide

Marking World Cancer Research Day, internationally renowned cancer experts discussed strategies to enable research results to benefit people living with cancer as quickly as possible.

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16 September 2021
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UICC retrieves World Cancer Day Instagram account

Three weeks after the World Cancer Day Instagram account was hijacked, UICC is fortunate that its control of the account has been restored.

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7 September 2021
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The World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2021 goes fully virtual

Due to ongoing travel restrictions to the US, UICC has decided that the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit on 25th-26th October will go fully virtual. An online platform allows participants to enjoy the full Summit programme.  

The Jet d'eau, the landmark of Geneva where UICC is headquartered, illuminated in the colour of World Cancer Day
3 September 2021
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World Cancer Day Instagram account has been hijacked

At the end of August, the World Cancer Day Instagram account managed by UICC was the target of a cyberattack and has been stolen, or “phished”. The account is now compromised.

Woman on her computer attending a virtual meeting, symbolising the convening mission of UICC's regional series of Virtual Dialogues
28 July 2021
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UICC Virtual Dialogues highlight regional perspectives on cancer control

April through end June, UICC ran a series of Virtual Dialogues that addressed specific regional challenges faced by cancer organisations and looked at solutions and best practices relevant to their situation.

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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2021 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

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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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