2018 World Cancer Congress

Submit your proposal for the call for sessions 28 August – 31 October 2017 

The Union for International Cancer Control is calling on the expertise of the global cancer and health community to help shape a rich and engaging programme for the next World Cancer Congress, 1-4 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

Seize the opportunity to submit your session proposal, and share your knowledge and collaborative work as we expect +3,500 participants from more than 150 countries over the three Congress days.

Be part of a Congress that shows the best of the cancer community

    As of 28th August, you will have the opportunity to submit a session proposal for the 2018 World Cancer Congress. The call will close on 31st October.

    We seek proposals which align with one of the five Congress Tracks and reflect the main Congress theme: Strenghten. Inspire. Deliver.

    The World Cancer Congress - through its iterations in Montreal, Melbourne and Paris - has gained a global reputation for the delivery of excellence. 96% of participants would recommend the conference to their colleagues - watch the Congress video to see why.

    At the Paris Congress in 2016, over 140 multidisciplinary sessions were handpicked for their innovative practice across the cancer continuum, ensuring high-quality interactions. A majority of the sessions involved UICC members, partners and the wider cancer and health community.

    This year again, we look forward to receiving evidence based proposals that are innovative, challenge current treatment and healthcare systems paradigms and represent the latest advances in cancer control. Best practices - applicable to various conditions and in different settings - should also be featured.

    Presenting at the Congress will expose you to a global audience of leaders, policy makers, cancer control planners, researchers, advocates, fundraisers, carers, and more that you may not have the chance to meet anywhere else.

    You will gain new insights and inspiration from the world’s foremost cancer and public health experts. In addition, you will also be able to expand your knowledge, learn new skills, see things from new perspectives, and make connections with extraordinary people that last a lifetime.


    Strengthening patient voices at the 2018 Congress

    A call for examples of best practice sharing at the Patient Group Pavilion will complement the main call for sessions on 28 August.

    Successfully launched at the 2016 Congress, the Patient Group Pavilion brought together representatives from patient support groups who shared experiences and collaborative approaches on how to address cancer in different countries. We are hopeful to see the same enthusiasm in Kuala Lumpur.

    A series of themes and topics are available online to our community of patient support groups who wish to submit their experiences and stories.


    2018 WCC - Dates not to be missed

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    Last update: 
    Wednesday 23 August 2017