Host a World Cancer Congress

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UICC Members are welcome to host the World Cancer Congress and raise their country and region's profile amongst the global cancer and public health community.

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 & ALIAM have proudly housed this biennial event which is usually themed around an inspiring and pertinent topic to the cancer and global health development agendas.

The 2016 World Cancer Congress held in Paris, France created countless opportunities for 3260 experts from 139 countries to meet and exchange on the latest successful interventions in global cancer control. The event programme also emphasised cancer control issues affecting Europe and Francophone Africa to better respond to the needs of the Congress participants from these regions. 

+3'500 cancer and health professionals are expected to attend the next World Cancer Congress that will take place in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 October 2018.

For the 2020 or 2022 Congresses, the call for submissions is closed.


Please find here below the main steps to follow when submitting your expression of interest:

  • 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: