Prepare for your travel to the World Cancer Leaders' Summit

Please find additional information to prepare for your trip to Long Beach, CA.

Travel documents


As October is a busy period, we highly encourage you to make your reservation as early as possible. UICC was able to secure preferred rates and/or room blocks for early bookings in some hotels in Long Beach, CA. If you wish to book your stay at one of these hotels, please click on the link below to enjoy these preferred conditions.


Most non-US citizens require a visa to travel to the United States. However, citizens of participating countries can apply for the Visa Waiver Program. For more information about visas, please visit The Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

If you require a letter of invitation from UICC to support your visa application, please email with the following information: a copy of your passport and your mailing address.

Transfer from airport to hotel

Long Beach is about a 30 min. drive away from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). We recommend you take a taxi (or Uber) rather than public transportation.

Summit venue

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 E Seaside Way
Long Beach, California 90802

Hygiene and safety measures

UICC is dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for all attendees at the Summit. The organisation is fully committed to adhering to all regulations and guidelines set forth by U.S. authorities in relation to large gatherings.

UICC strongly advises any participants who are feeling unwell to wear a mask or stay home to protect their fellow colleagues and help prevent the spread of diseases during the congress. Masks are available upon request for those in need. Additionally, there will be disinfection stations positioned throughout the venue, and disinfection teams will regularly clean surfaces during the event.


UICC aims to minimize the event's detrimental effect on the environment by employing various strategies. We urge all attendees to fly conscientiously and contribute to a program that offsets carbon emissions.

View of Long Beach, California

16-17 October 2023, Long Beach, CA, United States

Participants speaking at the World Cancer Leaders' Summit 2019

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) is the preeminent annual policy meeting dedicated to furthering global cancer control at the highest levels. 

Welcome poster

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Last update

Friday 09 June 2023

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