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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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12 August 2020

UICC’s Virtual Dialogues meet with enthusiasm within the cancer community

Since the launch last May of UICC’s Virtual Dialogues, a total of 345 professionals have participated in this new suite of online activities introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There were 189 participants from 133 UICC member organisations in 61 countries, underscoring UICC’s renewed focus to support members around the world during these complex times.

UICC President HRH Princess Dina Mired and UICC President-elect Professor Anil D'Cruz at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
23 July 2020

UICC receives impressive list of nominees for the new Board of Directors

UICC members have submitted a selection of 44 renowned personalities from the global cancer community who are willing to serve on the 2020-2022 Board of Directors[1].

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9 July 2020

Cancer care for older adults during COVID-19

Experts at a Virtual Dialogue hosted by UICC weighed in on the inequities and bias faced by older cancer patients in accessing healthcare and their cumulative risks for COVID-19.

UICC 2019 Annual Report
3 July 2020

Discover UICC's impact in its newly published 2019 Annual Report

UICC's 2019 Annual Report looks back at a year of achievements that have helped the organisation build a solid foundation and navigate the current uncertainty and a rapidly changing environment.

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26 June 2020

Submit a nomination for the UICC Board and President-Elect until 1st July 2020

Members can still submit their nominations for the 2020-2022 UICC Board of Directors[i] and UICC President-Elect until 1st July 2020.

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24 June 2020

Addressing the challenges to the cancer community raised by COVID-19

Three UICC virtual Members Dialogues held in May and June provided insights and recommendations for some of the major challenges facing the cancer community amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

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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Thursday 9 July 2020
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