Host a World Cancer Congress


UICC Members are invited to host the leading conference on knowledge transfer in cancer control, and raise their country and region profile amongst the global cancer and health community.

  • Expressions of interest to be submitted by Friday 25 March 2016
  • Bid documents to be submitted by Friday 9 September 2016

With 2.1 billion opportunities to see, hear and read about the event in 2014, a steady increase in participation and an award winning conference (Best Conference Development at the 2016 International Associations Awards), the World Cancer Congress has garnered strong recognition amongst the global cancer community over the years and is now acknowledged as the leading international conference in cancer implementation science. The conference is a unique platform dedicated at the exchange of best practice in cancer control, and represents a key networking opportunity for the global cancer and wider health community.

So far, leading UICC members such as Cancer Council Australia, the Quebec Cancer Foundation, McGill University, Montréal University, the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, the French League against Cancer and many others have proudly housed this biennial event which is usually themed around an inspiring and pertinent topic to the cancer and global health agenda.

In 2016, the Congress has created great opportunities for our community to further‘Mobilise Action – Inspire Change’ from 31 October – 3 November 2016 in Paris, France, under the auspices of the French League Against Cancer and ALIAM.

In 2018, we expect to see as many of you in Kuala Lumpur on 1-4 October as the National Cancer Society of Malaysia will be hosting the conference.

For the 2020 or 2022 Congresses, the call for submissions is now open. Take your chance!

Next steps

Please download the “World Cancer Congress – Bid Document” and follow the instructions carefully.

As a first step, you will need to submit your expression of interest before Friday 25 March 2016, including:

  • A letter of expression of interest from the CEO of your organisation indicating institutional support and commitment
  • A letter of support from the proposed convention bureau mentioning the destination’s capacity in hosting an event of such calibre
  • The confirmation that your organisation will provide a financial investment of USD 750,000.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by one or several cancer control organisation(s) full members of UICC in collaboration and with the support of the national/city convention bureau.


Expressions of interest should be submitted directly to:
Mrs Jessica Mathieu 
Head of Events and Congress
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

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