2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit - Cancer and Universal Health Coverage
15-17 October, Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan

The 2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit will be hosted by the Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology (KazIOR) from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 October in Nur-Sultan (Astana)1, Kazakhstan.

Approximately 350 global influencers and leaders in cancer control and public health from across governments, UN agencies, academia, non-profit organisations and private sectors will consider the ways in which cancer detection, treatment and care contribute to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage.

This is an invitation only event, without registration fees. The attendance is open to UICC full members, partners and select leaders from the global health and cancer communities. 

Reducing the number of premature deaths caused by cancer requires addressing inequities in access to cancer services to achieve the UHC vision of "Health for All". With “Cancer and Universal Health Coverage” as a topic, the 2019 edition of the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit aims to focus attention on expanding access to quality preventive, early detection, treatment and care for cancer. Issues to be examined during the day include perspectives on the relationship between strong, sustainable and ‘people centred’ health systems and the effective prevention and control of NCDs, promoting health equity in access to cancer services, and priority setting as part of the progressive realization of UHC.

Monday 14 October
Hilton Expo Hotel

Tuesday 15 October - day
Hilton Expo Hotel

Tuesday 15 October - evening
Astana Opera

Wednesday 16 Otober
Congress Center

Thursday 17 October
Hilton Expo Hotel

UICC Board Meeting





UICC Board Dinner


World Cancer Leaders’ Summit Welcome address 
– all participants

Sponsored sessions related to "Cancer and Universal Health Coverage", running in parallel with the Summit Networking Hub 
– all participants

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit official Gala Dinner
Astana Opera
Including Award ceremony for an Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control
– all participants

Young Leaders' Breakfast
Hilton Expo Hotel
by invitation only

World Cancer Leaders' Summit 
– all participants

World Cancer Leaders' Summit reception 
– all participants

World Cancer Leaders’ Summit Thank you dinner
Farhi Hall restaurant
- by invitation only

UICC CEO Programme 
by invitation only (click here for the agenda)

Treatment for All Workshop 
by invitation only

Partners Advisory Group meetings 
by invitation only

Multisectoral Roundtables
by invitation only

 1 Please note that Kazakhstan recently renamed its capital from Astana to Nur-sultan to honour the former President Nursultan Nazarbayev

2019 World Cancer Leaders' Summit, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

For further information, please contact the UICC Events Team at wcls@uicc.org


Last update: 
Wednesday 9 October 2019