In November 2016, more than 3,000 cancer and health experts from 139 countries convened in Paris to discuss and share the latest cancer control approaches, actions and effective methods to advance cancer control globally and nationally.
“The opportunities to network with our national and international colleagues, to attend a range of excellent presentations on various
aspects of cancer and to understand the significant scope of work being undertaken to reduce the impact of cancer on the global community were invaluable. I look forward to the 2016 World Cancer Congress in Paris to continue to strengthen our international links and collaborations.”
Anthony Lowe, Chief Executive Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
What was there for me?
Lots...a wide-ranging programme, designed in collaboration with UICC’s members and partners, engaged the Congress participants in a large choice of sessions, interactive debates, workshops, capacity building schemes within the five cancer control tracks:
1. Stemming the tide: innovations in
prevention and screening
2. Closing the gap: quality cancer treatment
and diagnosis for all
3. Improving patient and family experiences
4. Strengthening cancer control: optimising outcomes of health systems
5. Empowering civil societies: building capacity for change
For the first time, a fifth track 'Empowering civil societies: building capacity for change' completed the programme. The track featured specific sessions for individuals or organisations, with the objective to increase NGOs’ effectiveness and performance and enable them to successfully respond to fast changing economic conditions, new stakeholders behaviours, political and regulatory challenges and technological trends.
The Congress participants were also able to enjoy the Congress’ most popular features: the Global Village, the abstracts presentations, throught-provoking debates, insightful workshops and the traditional Master Courses - to name a few!
The 2016 World Cancer Congress is organised by UICC and was hosted by: