The 2018 World Cancer Congress, entitled ‘Strengthen. Inspire. Deliver.’ was held in Southeast Asia for the very first time.
The National Cancer Society of Malaysia, supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau, hosted the 25th edition of the Congress. The Congress took place a couple of days after the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs in New York, so it gave us an opportunity to reflect on progress made in addressing cancer globally.
Over 2,500 delegates from 120 countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur to listen to the advances made by many around the world in preventing and treating cancer. The Congress design facilitated discussion, debate, challenge and interaction and all delegates left inspired by the content and the sense of ambition and hope from the world leaders in cancer control.
The Congress featured five Tracks covering the breadth of challenges faced in improving cancer control at a global, regional and national level.
The 2016 World Cancer Congress entitled “Mobilising action, inspiring change” was held in Paris and concluded on a strong positive note.
La Ligue Contre le Cancer, and the Alliance des Ligues Francophones Africaines et Mediteranéennes, hosted the 24th edition of the Congress.
Over 3,260 delegates from 139 different countries gathered in Paris, along with leaders bringing cancer at the forefront of their political agenda as the former President of France, Mr François Hollande, Her Majesty The Queen Letizia of Spain, Her Royal Highness Lalla Salam from Morocco, the First Ladies from Burkina Faso, Congo and Niger, as well as many Ministers of Health and Ambassadors.
The Congress Programme featured 144 interactive sessions, and 688 abstracts presented that strengthened the skills and knowledge of the audience with inspiring themes.
“After our attendance in the Congress, we got back to Mexico full of strength and knowledge to continue our fight against cancer!”
“The course has given me the opportunity to expand my network with other professionals not only in my region but also with other parts of the world. The time I spent in the Master Course to learn, share and exchange knowledge was worth every minute.”
UICC Congresses, in chronological order, include: