Committees

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Organising Committee

Chair: Dr Tezer Kutluk – President, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland. President, Turkish Association for Cancer Research and Control, Turkey
Prof. Sanchia Aranda – UICC President-Elect. Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Dr. Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland
Dr. Maira Caleffi, UICC Board Member and President of FEMAMA, Brazil
Dr. Anil D’Cruz, UICC Board Member and Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India
Miss Katie Dain, Executive Director, The Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCDA), United Kingdom
Dr. Lev Demidov, Head International Affairs, N.N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Russia
Dr. Ana Fernández-Marcos, Director of Institutional Affairs & Strategic Alliances, Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Spain
Prof. Jacqueline Godet, President, French League Against Cancer, France
Dr Serigne Gueye, President, Alliance of African and Mediterranean Leagues against cancer (ALIAM), Senegal
Prof. Gilbert Lenoir, UICC Board member and Past President of The French League Against Cancer, France
Mrs. Jessica Mathieu, Head of Congress & Events, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland
Dr. Saunthari Somasudaram, President / Medical Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Andreas Ullrich, Medical Officer for Cancer Control, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Dr. Chris Wild, Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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Co-Chair: Prof. Sanchia Aranda – UICC President-Elect. Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Co-Chair: Dr Anil D’Cruz – Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India

Track 1 - STEMMING THE TIDE: INNOVATIONS IN PREVENTION AND SCREENING​
Ms. ​Sara Hiom, Director of Health Information, Cancer Research UK
Mr Terry Slevin – Director Education and Research, Cancer Council Western Australia.

Track 2 - CLOSING THE GAP: QUALITY CANCER TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS FOR ALL
Dr. Fatima Cardoso – Director of the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Center, Portugal
Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz –. Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada. Immediate past President, Union  for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland

Track 3 - IMPROVING PATIENT AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES​ 
Dr. Anna Boltong – Head of Cancer and Information Support Service at Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Prof. Jane Maher – Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, United Kingdom

Track 4 - STRENGTHENING CANCER CONTROL: OPTIMISING OUTCOMES OF HEALTH SYSTEMS 
Dr. Heather Bryant – Vice-President of Cancer Control, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canada
Prof. Richard Sullivan – Director, Institute of Cancer Policy & Conflict and Health Group, King's College London, UK

Track 5 - EMPOWERING CIVIL SOCIETIES: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR CHANGE
Dr. Saunthari Somasudaram – President, National Cancer Society of Malaysia
Dr. Susan Henshall - Director, Three Stories Consulting - Global Health Consultancy, USA

Abstract Committee

Chair: David Hill - Honorary Associate, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Dr. Alison Butt - Medical Science Consultant, Cancer Australia, Australia
Dr. Claire Foster - Head, Prevention Division; Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Dr. Eduardo Franco - Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Canada
Prof. Julie Gralow - Professor, Medical Oncology; Department of Medicine; Division of Oncology; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA
Dr. Sumit Gupta - Paediatric Oncologist in the Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Dr. André Ilbawi - Technical Officer; WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, Switzerland
Prof. Meinir Krishnasamy - Chair, Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Trish Livingston - Associate Dean - Research; Faculty of Health; Deakin University, Australia
Prof. Annie Miller - Manager – Practical Support; Cancer Council New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Ian Olver - Dean Research Strategy Division of Health Sciences I University of South Australia, Australia
Ms. Loyce Pace - Executive Advisor for Porgrams and Policy Livestrong Foundation, USA
Dr. Lawrence Shulman - Deputy Director for Clinical Services, Director, Center for Global Cancer Medicine Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania, USA
Mr. Craig Sinclair - Head, Prevention Division; Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Prof. Amr S. Soliman - Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology College of Public Health - University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
Prof. Theresa Wiseman - Clinical Chair of Applied Health in Cancer Care, Strategic Lead for Health Service Research, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, University of Southampton, UK

HOST COMMITTEE

Chair: Prof. Jacqueline Godet – President, French League Against Cancer, France
Ms Anne Barrere – Producer and communication adviser, Editel, France
Ms Martine Damour – Board member, French League Against Cancer, France
Prof. Jean-Marie Dangou – Regional counsellor (AFRO) for the WHO, Guinea
Ms Anne-Marie Descôtes – Director in charge of globalization and partnership development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
Prof. Pierre Fumoleau - Vice-President, UNICANCER, France
Prof. Serigne Magueye Gueye – President, ALIAM (Alliance of African and Mediterranean Leagues against cancer), Senegal
Ms Cora Honing – European Cancer Leagues
Prof. Claude Huriet – Past president of the Institut Curie, France
Mr Nicolas Lefebvre – Director, Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, France
Prof. Gilbert Lenoir – Board member and Past President, French League Against Cancer, France
Mr John McCormack – Chief Executive Officer, Irish Cancer Society, Ireland
Mr Michel Pebereau – President, ARC Foundation, France
Valérie Perrot-Egret - Marketing, Communication, and international Relations Director, UNICANCER, France
Ms Anne-Lise Ryel – Secretary General, Norwegian Cancer Society, Norway
Prof  Françoise Meunier – Chief Executive Officer, EORTC, Belgium
Prof Didier Tabuteau – Professor at Université Paris Descartes and Sciences Po and Chairman of Health, France
Dr Christopher Wild – Director, IARC, France

Ex officio:
Dr Annick Courtay-De Gaulle – Volunteer, French League against cancer, France
Ms Maria José Fajardo – Assistant to the International Department, French League against cancer, France
Dr Marc Keller – Head of the International Department, French League against cancer, France
Ms Jessica Mathieu – Head of Congress and Events, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland
Dr Jacqueline Métral – Volunteer, French League against cancer, France

All committee members have been listed by alphabetic order within each group.
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