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

Learn more about upcoming Virtual Dialogues and register your place via the links below.

Virtual Dialogue Special Edition: Celebrating community, collaboration and leadership

In this special edition of UICC’s Virtual Dialogues, UICC will unite to honour members, award winners and celebrate the game-changing work by the new graduates of the 2019/2020 UICC Young Leaders programme. 

Through powerful talks, this event will reflect on the past year and all that can be achieved in times of crisis and change through visionary, empathetic leadership and collaboration. 

Hear from UICC leaders, celebrate the winners of the UICC awards for Best CEO and Best World Cancer Day Spirit and be inspired by the next generation of leaders in cancer control.

This November, join the cancer community around the world as organisations move forward, together. 

Further details coming soon. 

Past Dialogues

Access recordings and other knowledge resources from past Dialogues below:

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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
Older adults face bias and inequity in healthcare and cumulative risks for COVID-19
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.

Light Backgrounds, Jewellery, Ornament
1 July 2020

Getting through COVID-19: innovating and collaborating like never before

Michael Oberreiter, Global Head of Access at Roche, reflects on the innovative solutions that have come out of the coronavirus pandemic and how they could make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients going forward.

People in business attire talking
25 June 2020

NCDs and COVID-19: Using law to act on NCDs during the pandemic

Governments and health officials are mobilising like never before to control the spread of the coronavirus and care for people who have been infected.

Last update: 
Friday 10 July 2020