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, its 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. Current issues 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

09:00 - 17:00 UICC Board Meeting

19:00 - 21:00 Thank you dinner (venue tba) - by invitation only

Tuesday 15 October - Hilton Expo Hotel

09:00 - 09:30 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit Welcome address – all participants

09:30 - 17:00 Sponsored sessions related to "Cancer and Universal Health Coverage", running in parallel with the Summit Networking Hub – all participants

19:00 - 21:00 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit official Gala Dinner (Including Award ceremony for an Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Control) – all participants

Wednesday 16 Otober - Congress Center

07:30 - 08:30 Young Leaders Breakfast - by invitation only

09:00 - 17:00 World Cancer Leaders' Summit – all participants

Discover here the preliminary agenda of the day

Thursday 17 October Hilton Expo Hotel

09:00 - 12:00 UICC CEO Programme - by invitation only

09:00 - 17:00 Treatment for All Workshop - by invitation only

09:00 - 17:00 Partners Advisory Group meetings - by invitation only


 1Please note that Kazakhstan recently renamed its capital Astana to Nursultan 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

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Last update: 
Tuesday 21 May 2019
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