The World Cancer Congress

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The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a recognised international conference which encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst +3000 global cancer control and health experts. 
It was awarded 'Best Conference Development' at the 2016 International & European Associations Awards and 'Best use of social media' with 2016 World Cancer Congress campaign at the 2017 Association Excellence Awards
The event aims to strengthen the action and impact of the cancer community on national, regional and international scales through its educational programme that spans the full spectrum of cancer - from prevention and treatment to palliative and supportive care.
The top three factors which prompt participants to attend are:
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  • Networking and developing new partnerships
  • Listening to renowned international experts
  • Learning and sharing best practices 

The following areas are particularly valued by the participants who come from various fields including research, policy, advocacy, prevention, primary healthcare, clinical oncology, fundraising, management, etc:

  • Innovation in prevention, early detection & screening
  • Quality cancer treatment and diagnosis to overcome inequalities in cancer care
  • Improving patient and family experiences
  • Education and training 
  • Advocacy, policy and optimising outcomes of health system

The World Cancer Congress is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) -  which was recognised with Membership Engagement Award - and supports the organisation's purpose statement 'to unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world's health and development agenda'. 

The event takes place every two years in a different country and is hosted by a local member of UICC.



The 2016 Congress in Paris successfully mobilised:

- The former French President Mr François Hollande,
  Her Majesty the Queen of Spain, HRH Princess Lalla
  Salma from Morocco
, Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive
  Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the
  UN as well as 18 First Ladies, Ministers of
  Health and Ambassadors
from Europe, Africa and
  the Middle East at the Opening Ceremony

- 3260 registered participants from 139 countries,
  a +20% increase in attendance from the 2014
  Congress in Melbourne

- 1 in 2 participants were from a UICC member organisation

- 500 speakers across 144 sessions

- 40 sponsors and 57 exhibitors in the Global Village - up from 48 in 2014

- 96% of participants would recommend the event to a colleague



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