Host a World Cancer Congress

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UICC invites its Full Members to bid to host the World Cancer Congress. This unique opportunity will help them raise their country and region's profile amongst the global cancer and public health community as well as leave a strong legacy within the country.

In recent years, leading UICC Members such as the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, the French League Against Cancer & ALIAM, Cancer Council Australia, the Quebec Cancer Foundation, McGill University, Montréal University and the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association have proudly hosted this biennial event which is usually themed around an inspiring and pertinent topic to the cancer and global health development agendas.


The next open year to bid for the World Cancer Congress is 2024. A call for expressions of interest will be sent to UICC Full members in January 2020. 

Please find here below the main steps to follow when submitting your expression of interest. All letters are to be addressed to Mrs Jessica Mathieu, UICC, Head of Congress and events:

  • 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 UICC Full Members, in collaboration and with the support of the national/city convention bureau.

If you are interested in hosting a future Congress, please contact Mrs Jessica Mathieu, Head of Events & Congress at UICC:

Past and recently awarded destinations and hosts may be found here.