Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption to travel and social gatherings into 2021, UICC has decided to suspend the World Cancer Congress planned for March 2021 in Oman.
The Oman Cancer Association in collaboration with the National Oncology Centre of the Royal Hospital Muscat was due to host the 26th edition of the World Cancer Congress. The 2021 theme "The Way Forward" set the tone of the Congress to serve as a platform for the cancer control and NCD communities to move advancements in cancer control in the right direction.
Over 3,500 delegates were expected to gather in Oman, where they will exchange best practices in an effort to make headway in the global fight against cancer. They were meant to share lessons learned from the challenges they have encountered, build on successes and exchange useful and innovative tools that have had a marked impact at a regional, national and global scale.
The 2021 Congress Programme was articulated around eight themes covering the full cancer spectrum.
Based on feedback from the last Congress, some new features were introduced in the 2021 Congress intended to enhance the delegate experience. Those included:
The Hosts had put together a memorable agenda of events so that delegates would leave Oman more inspired than ever.