Plenary line-up

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Highly influential and prominent experts will share their perspectives and the latest progress made in various areas of cancer control, ranging from prevention and treatment to survivorship and innovative cancer control systems, drawing on their own experiences.

Congress participants will be able to pursue the discussion with the keynote speakers during the Q&As that conclude each plenary session, as well as at the Meet'in Café and NCD Café after the sessions.

PLENARY 1
Universal access to cancer treatment

Tuesday 1 November at 11:30 - 13:00 in Grand Amphitheatre of Palais des congrès

Moderated by Sanchia Aranda and Anil D'Cruz
Co-Chairs WCC Programme Committee
UICC Board Members 

The Cost of Innovative Cancer Drugs

Cancer Control Policies in Germany: Optimising Access and Treatment for Cancer Patients

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Prof. Richard Sullivan

Director, Institute for Cancer Policy, King's College London, UK

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Mr Hermann Gröhe

Federal Minister of Health, Germany 

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Panel Discussion and Q&As
  • Mr Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health, Germany 
  • Prof. Richard Sullivan, Director, Institute for Cancer Policy, King's College London, UK
  • Dr Anil D'Cruz, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India
  • Prof. Jean-Yves Blay, CEO, Centre Léon Bérard, France
  • Moderated by Prof. Sanchia Aranda, UICC President-elect
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PLENARY 2
Advancing global health – a women’s perspective

Wednesday 2 November at 11:00 - 12:30 in Grand Amphitheatre of Palais des congrès

Moderated and chaired by Baria Alamuddin
Award-winning journalist & Broadcaster in the UK and Middle-East
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Introduction by HRH Princess Dina Mired, Jordan

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Women and health: the key for sustainable development

Live interview: An inspiring insight into how local activation led to national impact 

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Dr. Ana Langer, 

Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, US

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HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Founding Member of Zahra Breast Cancer Awareness Association, Vice President for Women's Affairs of the General Sports Authority, Saudi Arabia

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Panel discussion and Q&As
  • Dr. Ana Langer, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health, US
  • HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, Founding Member of Zahra Breast Cancer Awareness Association, Saudi Arabia
  • Moderated by Ms Baria Alamuddin
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PLENARY 3
Strengthening health systems – a public health perspective

Thursday 3 November at 11:00 - 12:30 in Grand Amphitheatre of Palais des congrès

Moderated by Sir Harpal Kumar

CEO, Cancer Research UK, UK

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Diagonal approach for sustainable health systems

Global governance for health - The political origins of health inequity: prospects for change

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Prof. Rifat Atun

Director of Global Health Systems Cluster, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US

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Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen
Rector, University of Oslo, Norway

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Panel discussion and Q&As 
  • Prof. Rifat Atun, Director, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Moderated by Sir Harpal Kumar, UICC Board Member
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