2021 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2021 - Driving Innovation to advance cancer control equitably

2021 World Cancer Leaders' Summit
Driving innovation to advance cancer control equitably
25th-26th October, Boston, MA, USA

The next World Cancer Leaders' Summit will be hosted by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) from Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th October 2021 in Boston, MA, USA.

The Summit will be held in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Global influencers and leaders in cancer control and public health from around the world and from across governments, UN agencies, academia, non-profit organisations and private sectors will convene in order to explore how the cancer community works with and encourages governments to invest in cancer control and be innovative in their approach so they can better understand their cancer burden, improve prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

Several key questions will be addressed, such as the nature of the current innovations along the continuum of cancer control (with particular regard to learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic), how they can be assessed in different national contexts, and what needs to be considered when implementing innovative policies, practices and technologies from a health systems perspective.

The Summit will also discuss how implementation research can successfully improve the adoption of cancer and NCD interventions in national policy with country level case studies. The programme will highlight how innovation can improve cancer outcomes with particular regard to the new global initiatives on cervical cancer and childhood cancer, as well as bringing to attention efforts on reducing mortality and improving survival for breast cancer around the world.

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

If you have any questions on full membership (in order to receive an invitation to the Summit), please contact membership@uicc.org

For any other questions related to the Summit, please contact Hugo Nicolaus at nicolaus@uicc.org

The 2020 Summit was due to take place in conjunction with the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Muscat, Oman.
However, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the Summit in Oman has been cancelled. For more information: Please read the letter from UICC President, HRH Princess Dina Mired and UICC CEO, Dr Cary Adams

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Last update: 
Monday 18 January 2021