Virtual Dialogues

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.


The three initial formats of the Virtual Dialogues are:

  • Member Dialogues: participatory online sessions, designed for connection and peer-learning, where UICC members will be able to share individual experiences and perspectives on key themes in a facilitated setting.  
  • Special Focus Dialogues: deep-dive discussions addressing key questions or introducing new concepts through online panel discussions, remote expert presentations or virtual workshops.
  • Long-View Dialogues: high-profile, forward-looking, webinars where influential voices and prominent experts will take the ‘long view’ on some of the broader issues and challenges for the global health and cancer communities.

Facilitating discussions during the COVID-19 pandemic

While the launch of the Virtual Dialogues stems from UICC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting the need to adapt our activities to the new circumstances and highlighting our commitment to support the membership through the emerging challenges it faces, it also brings forth UICC’s ambition to stimulate discussions and facilitate connections amongst members beyond in-person interactions.

Informed by feedback from its members, the UICC Virtual Dialogues will initially address three main areas where key challenges for cancer care and control have emerged due to the current global dynamics: 

  • Cancer services and support
  • Leadership and management
  • Strengthening health systems 

Alongside these, the Dialogues will also provide a channel to draw attention to longstanding cancer control issues and priorities, which must remain high on the global health agenda.

Upcoming events

To respond to this new reality and kickstart the initiative, three Member Dialogues will take place on 20, 26 May and 2 June, each held at different time-zones to facilitate engagement of members from across all regions. More Dialogues will follow in June. They will be announced on these pages and in dedicated newsletters.

Learn more about the Member Dialogues and register your place by choosing your preferred date and time here below.

Cancer and coronavirus resources, news and blog pieces

Be sure to check out our latest news and blog articles covering cancer and coronavirus here below. Also, you can find a collection of cancer and coronavirus in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese resources here:

Latest cancer and coronavirus news & blog articles
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21 May 2020

Holding up the end of the line: our role as cancer civil society organisations

UICC Young Leader, Dr Murallitharan Munisamy, highlights the critical need for cancer civil society organisations (CSOs) to continue to function during the global coronavirus pandemic.

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21 May 2020

Reporting back: WHA73 and the global COVID-19 response

At a virtual abridged session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Member States came together to adopt a resolution on the global responses to COVID-19, including key references to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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13 May 2020

Operation 1000 women: lessons learned from Kenya

UICC Fellow, Eveline Tata Mayaah, founder of Humanity at Heart International shares the skills and knowledge she gained from visiting a UICC member organisation in Kenya, and how she has applied these new skills to her work in Cameroon.

Last update: 
Monday 25 May 2020