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The 2016 WCC Programme has been built around 5 different Tracks in order to cover the whole spectrum of cancer. In addition to the classic programme we have build special programmes addressed to specific audiences such as CEOs and Non-Communicable Diseases as well a programme adapted to francophone delegates.
A highly educative and interactive congress programme
With the inclusion of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Post 2015 Development Agenda, the 2016 World Cancer Congress theme 'Mobilising action - Inspiring change' will provide an even more opportune platform to Congress delegates to build on this momentum and continue to expand their sphere of influence and action for the successful implementation of these global commitments in their own settings.
The 2016 Congress aims to offer a first-class educational programme created by our members and international experts. It will feature a wide range of engaging sessions, experts’ debates, and education and learning activities such as abstracts, workshops, tutorials, Master Courses and more, within the five cancer control tracks:
Track 1 - Stemming the tide: innovations in prevention and screening
The sessions within Track 1 will cover the full spectrum of cancer prevention and early detection, including health promotion, examples of best practice in new evidence based prevention and early detection strategies, contemporary trends in epidemiology, as well as new areas of development in advocacy, policy, programmes, communications, media and messaging, and education.
An important emphasis will be given to methods targeting behavioural risk factors as well as underlying factors such as social and economic disadvantages. As a key area of cancer control, tobacco control will be featured as a mature field in which knowledge could be generalised and transferred to other risk factors. Including tobacco control in a broader sense will facilitate an important exchange between participants with the goal of improving prevention outcomes for all risk factors. Initiatives of high relevance to low and middle income countries and low resource environments will be given priority, as will cutting edge work and innovation in any community. An overriding consideration in choosing these sessions is “what can other delegates learn from this session that might be of advantage to them in advancing cancer control in their communities”?
Track 2 - Closing the gap: quality cancer treatment and diagnosis for all
The sessions in Track 2 will address the need for comprehensive care for those affected by cancer, including access to diagnosis and treatment, quality, measures to decrease treatment toxicity. The sessions will also highlight the scientific and clinical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and the research to overcome inequalities in cancer care.
Track 3 - Improving patient and family experiences
This track focuses on successful interventions in improving the experience of care delivery and support outcomes such as pain and symptom management, quality of life and psychological wellbeing. The track spans the pathway of care from suspicion of cancer through to treatment, post-treatment, survivorship and palliative and end-of-life care and sessions are aimed at patient, health professional or systems levels.
Track 4 - Strengthening cancer control: optimising outcomes of health systems
This track adds value by channelling intellectual effort, collaborations, access to shared resources to stimulate the dialogue about strengthening national, regional and local health systems and guiding quality improvement in all aspects of cancer systems strengthening from diagnosis – pathology and imaging through to surgery. Surveillance systems, including cancer registries population risk factor monitoring, and cancer system performance reporting will be a key focus, with an emphasis on how they can be used to optimize cancer control.
new! Track 5 - Empowering civil societies: building capacity for change
As a UICC core priority, capacity building will be strongly reflected throughout this new track. Individuals and organisations will have the opportunity to strengthen their skills, competencies and abilities thanks to dedicated and specialised sessions, allowing them to achieve measurable and sustainable results in their own environment. The objective is to increase the global cancer community’s effectiveness and performance to enable them to successfully respond to fast changing economic conditions, new stakeholders behaviours, political and regulatory challenges and technological trends.
The sessions will propose various tools and solutions for individuals and NGOs, ranging from business strategy and planning, fundraising strategies, governance, cross-sectorial collaboration, advocacy tools and much more.
At the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris, UICC will offer for the first time a programme tailored for CEOs of cancer organisations.
The programme aims to facilitate:
- Networking opportunities for senior executives across the UICC membership
- Learning from peers
- Access to relevant educational and training opportunities
For more info about the CEO Programme please click HERE
This year again, the World Cancer Congress will bring together leading experts across NCDs, providing an ideal setting for collaboration and exchange of lessons learned across diseases.
For more info about the NCD Programme please click HERE
After Montreal in 2012, the WCC has developed a programme dedicated to francophone delegates with a important part of the programme available in simultaneous translation from English to French and the other way around.
For more info about the French Programme please click HERE