WCC2022 in Geneva


A milestone event for the global cancer community 

On 18-20 October 2022, four years after its last Congress in Kuala Lumpur, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will rally the global cancer community in the capital of global health, Geneva, Switzerland. Home to the World Health Organization (WHO), UICC and many other international health organisations, the World Cancer Congress looks forward to providing a stage to host some of the most influential stakeholders in public health and cancer control. 


The World Cancer Congress will come to Geneva with a new design, adjusted to the current environment and responding to the participants’ expectations after nearly three years of pandemic, uncertainty and virtual meetings. 

UICC aspires to deliver an inspirational programme where learning and showcasing are closely intertwined with networking and best practice sharing.

With a huge eagerness to finally meet face to face, UICC, its Congress co-hosts and sponsors are looking forward to convening and uniting the cancer and NCD communities in Geneva, to drive progress and reduce the global burden of cancer through the power of knowledge sharing and collective action.

The award-winning World Cancer Congress (WCC) will aim to:

  • Facilitate useful and powerful connections amongst multisectoral leadership in cancer control
  • Deliver high-quality content that can make change happen and have a long-lasting impact
  • Equip changemakers with evidence and tools which will help accelerate progress in cancer control at all levels
  • Provide a global platform for stakeholders to launch new initiatives and/or make announcements which will strengthen global efforts in tackling cancer

The 2022 edition of the World Cancer Congress is  Co-Hosted by the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), the Nordic Cancer Union (NCU), the Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen) and the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden).

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A leader-centric offer

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Content with a longer life-span

For the first time, the programme will combine sessions delivered in-person in Geneva which will be recorded onsite. They will be made available on the dedicated online digital platform at the end of each Congress day.
In addition, a full suite of digital content complementing the recorded sessions will be released on the online platform at the start of the Congress.  

Registered delegates and digital pass holders will have access to the platform for up to 3 months after the event.

Novel ways to deliver content and spark new collaborations

Participants will encounter many opportunities to participate actively in the programme, including:

  • Spotlight stage which will host inspirational Ted-Talk style presentations
  • Interactive discussions in the “Meet the expert” forum hosted in the Theme Pavilions in the Global Village
  • Hosted roundtables facilitating small group discussions on a given topic
  • Open discussions amongst a larger group of complementary key experts
  • Pro-active and informal abstract group presentations

A panel of experts helping to shape the event

Meet the 2022 WCC Organising Committee members
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Cancer Control Officer, World Health Organization (WHO)
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Daniela de la Cruz

CEO, Swiss Cancer League
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Freddie Bray

Branch Head Cancer Surveillance, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
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Guillermo Chantada

President-Elect, International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
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Juha Pekka Turunen

Chair of the Board, Nordic Cancer Union (NCU)
Secretary-General, Cancer Society of Finland
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Kalina Duncan

DrPH (c), MPH, Branch Chief, Partnerships and Dissemination Branch, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Karine Martinez

Head of external affairs, Geneva University Hospitals
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May Abdel-Wahab

Director of the Division of Human Health (NAHU), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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Michael Röthlisberger

Director, Oncosuisse / Oncosuisse Forum
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Per Wahlstedt

Expert health and cancer care, Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden)
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Thomas Dubois

Head of European and International Affairs, French National Cancer Institute (INCa)
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Monday, February 14, 2022