Virtual Dialogues

Launched in 2020 as a means to maintain connections and facilitate discussions at a time of reduced travel and in-person contacts, the UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members, and the cancer community, with regular opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions from the comfort of one's office or home.

Covering a range of formats and topics, the Dialogues have one key characteristic: they are 'meetings' in nature, just taking place in the virtual space, with participants encouraged to interact with the discussion, whether via audio, chat box, or Q&As.


  • Member Dialogues: participatory online sessions, designed for connection and peer-learning, where participants are invited to share individual experiences or perspectives on key themes in a facilitated setting. Exclusive to UICC members.
  • Special Focus Dialogues: deep-dive discussions addressing key questions or introducing new concepts through online panel discussions, remote expert presentations or virtual workshops. Based on topic, may be open beyond UICC members.

Upcoming events

Virtual Dialogues series

Key thematic areas are sometimes explored through a series of Dialogues. Check out recent series below.

Virtual Dialogues series: Cancer and Ageing

Ageing and Cancer series - View the series

Virtual Dialogues series: Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer series - View the series

Virtual Dialogues series - Cancer beyond COVID-19

Cancer beyond COVID-19 series - View the series


Cervical Cancer Elimination series - View the series

Past Dialogues On-Demand

Access on-demand recordings and other knowledge resources from past Dialogues below.

Virtual Dialogues in 2020 


23 Virtual Dialogues hosted live and 18 recordings available on-demand


1094 participants from 458 organisations across 98 countries


Over 90% of survey respondents rated Dialogues as very useful in offering new perspectives and ideas

I gained so much information through participating in the Virtual Dialogue. I get to know how other countries are doing and progress on cancer and see the opportunities to improve on our cancer activities.

2020 Virtual Dialogue participant

I really enjoyed the member dialogue today as it gave me a chance to reconnect with peers with a sense of a global community.

2020 Member Dialogue participant
Latest virtual activities' announcements and news
Smart investment in cancer care saves lives and is a net socio-economic benefit. Image from the Istanbul Oncology Institute, Turkey. © UICC 2015
8 December 2020

Cancer beyond COVID-19: Strengthening the case for investment in cancer control

In this third and final Virtual Dialogue dedicated to cancer care during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, a panel of experts made the case for cost-efficient investment in healthcare and cancer control.

The pandemic is accelerating progress in the use of remote diagnostics, big data and artificial intelligence that is helping to bring quality care closer to patients
20 November 2020

Cancer beyond COVID-19: Bringing quality cancer care closer to patients

The second UICC Virtual Dialogue in the Cancer beyond COVID-19 series looked at the lessons learned during the pandemic that can help transform outdated systems into more efficient, patient-centred models of care.

The cancer community is adapting and innovating in response to disruptions in cancer care due to COVID-19 (picture taken at the University Hospital Hassan II, Morocco)
6 November 2020

Cancer beyond COVID-19: Reimagining cancer screening and diagnosis

The first UICC Virtual Dialogue in the series dedicated to the changing landscape in cancer care due to COVID-19 addressed service disruptions in screening and diagnosis caused by the pandemic and suggested innovative solutions and practices crucial to saving lives.

Last update: 
Tuesday 23 February 2021