2022 Programme Committee & Themes

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The programme has been built across six themes and is overseen by a group of influential international experts. The six themes provide the framework through which the global cancer community will be invited to deliver a suite of innovative and interactive sessions covering the full spectrum of cancer control. A number of threads cutting across the six themes have been identified including equity, patient perspective, leadership and sustainable impact. 

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

The 2022 World Cancer Congress programme is led by Drs Heather Bryant, Anil D'Cruz, and Pierre-Yves Dietrich.

Heather Bryant

 

Heather Bryant

Expert Advisor to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Clinical Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Calgary.

 

 

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Anil D'Cruz

 

Anil D'Cruz

Director at Oncology Apollo Hospitals, Ex-director at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India, researcher, administrator and currently serving as President of UICC.

 

 

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Pierre-Yves Dietrich

 

 

Pierre-Yves Dietrich

Dr Pierre-Yves Dietrich is full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and chairman of the Department of Oncology at the Geneva University Hospitals. He is co-director of the Swiss Cancer Center Léman (SCCL).

 

 

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2022 World Cancer Congress Themes & sessions CO-CHAIRS

1. PREVENTION, screening & early detection

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Partha Basu - view bio
Head, Screening Group, Early Detection & Prevention Section, Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France
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Ophira Ginsburg - view bio
Senior Advisor for Clinical Research, National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center for Global Health (CGH), United States

In this room, the programme will explore primary prevention, including health promotion, examples of best practices in new evidence-based prevention strategies, and vaccines. Exposure to environmental risk factors unhealthy environments will be included, as well as new areas of development in policy, programme management, communications, and education.

Theme's topics of interest

 

2. cancer research & Progress 

Lisa Stevens
Lisa Stevens - view bio
Director, Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria
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David Collingridge - view bio
Editor-in-chief, The Lancet Oncology, Publishing Director, The Lancet Group, United Kingdom

The programme in this theme will be curated to highlight recent scientific and clinical advances in aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, with a particular focus on post-pandemic recovery. What lessons were learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and what research was done to help cancer health systems regain lost ground and strengthen provision to address the cancer burden in the future? What practices were implemented during the pandemic and what evidence was collected to support modifying the delivery of care? What new modalities or treatment algorithms were proven to have greater efficacy or effectiveness and could have an enduring legacy to overcome inequalities and inequities in cancer care. Topics in these sessions will showcase scientific, translational, clinical, and technological advancements alongside Implementation science and behavioural research.

Theme's topics of interest

 

3. healthcare systems & policies

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David Currow
Professor of Palliative Medicine at ImPACCT, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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James Hospedales - view bio
Chair, Defeat-NCD Partnership Executive Committee, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

The programme of this room adds value by channelling intellectual effort, collaborations, access to shared resources to stimulate dialogue about implementing global commitments at a national level, as well as strengthen national, regional and local health systems and guiding quality improvement across different aspects of sustainable development, policy and planning, infrastructure, measurement, reporting and performance. 

Theme's topics of interest

 

4. cancer treatment & palliative care

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Stephen R.Connor - view bio
Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), United Kingdom
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Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo - view bio
Director and Executive President, International Outreach Program, St Jude Children's Hospital, United-States

The programme of this room should examine novel interventions to support patient engagement and survivorship in a variety of cancer care delivery settings. It focuses on patient experience and quality of outcome, exploring patient and family engagement, wrestles with rights and expectations of cancer patients and their families and the challenges of access, fairness and consistency of experience and care. It will explore the role of complimentary therapies, identify experiences with alternative treatments and invite challenging discussions about balance of investment and patient power. It invites exploration of measurement issues, prioritisation of service delivery, communication skills of health care professionals, tools to drive health care facility culture and survivorship. Fundamental questions around palliative care, pain relief and end of life issues are invited. 

Theme's topics of interest

 

5. tobacco control

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Todd Harper - view bio
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
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Leslie Rae Ferat - view bio
Executive Director, Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCA), Switzerland

The programme of this room should examine The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its guidelines providing the foundation for countries to implement and manage tobacco control.

Theme's topics of interest

 

6. people living with cancer

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Jacqueline Daly - view bio
Secretary to the Board, European Cancer Patient Coalition, Ireland
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Kwanele Asante-Shongwe - view bio
Lawyer, and Former Chairperson, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Cancer Prevention and Control, South Africa

 

The programme of this room aims to; integrate the patient voices through experiences and best practices sharing, examine the critical role of patient support programmes, and the organisation of patient support groups including the specific challenges met in developing and maintaining their activities for patients, their relatives and caregivers.

Theme's topics of interest

 

ABSTRACT COMMITTEE

The 2022 World Cancer Congress Abatrsct programme is led by Profs. David Hill and Jean King.

David Hill

 

 

David Hill

Professor David Hill PhD, MD (hon), DSc (hon) is a behavioural scientist who served as CEO of the Cancer Council Victoria (Australia) from 2002 to 2011, and as President of UICC from 2008 to 2010.
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Jean King

 

 

JEAN KING

Jean King has worked for Cancer Research UK (CR-UK) for twenty-four years: first as scientific secretary where her role was in science policy and Institutes’ funding; then as CRC Director of Education.
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2022 World Cancer Congress abstract CO-CHAIRS

1. PREVENTION, screening & early detection

Robert Smith
Robert Smith - view bio
Senior Vice President, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society (ACS), United States
Dr. Vanessa L.Z. Gordon-Dseagu
Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu - view bio
Research Interpretation Manager, World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), United-Kingdom

 

2. cancer research & Progress 

Dauren Adilbay
Dauren Adilbay – view bio
Head and neck surgeon, and researcher, Kazakhstan
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Anna Dare
Complex Generical Surgical Oncology researcher, University of Toronto, Canada

 

 

3. healthcare systems & policies

Arnaud Bayle
Arnaud Bayle - view bio
Assistant Professor, Drug Development Department, Gustave Roussy Cancer Center, France
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Maira Caleffi - view bio
Breast Surgeon and President Federação Brasileira de Instituiçóes Filantrópicas de Apoio à Saúde da Mama (FEMAMA), Brazil  

 

4. cancer treatment & palliative care

Neha Tripathi
Neha Tripathi - view bio
Director, Cancer Aid Society, India
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Allan Relecom - view bio
Chief of Clinic, University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland

 

5. tobacco control

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Rachel Devotsu - view bio
Senior Tobacco Advisor, Mc Cabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Kenya
Mark Parascandola
Mark Parascandola - view bio
Branch Chief for Research and Training in the Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, United-States

 

6. people living with cancer

Mayse
Mayse Nababteh - view bio
Head of International Fundraising & Development Department, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan
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Melissa Lim Siaw Han - view bio
Pharmacist and researcher, and member of the Committee, Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Kuching, Malaysia

 

 

2022 World Cancer Congress European sessions committee

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Thomas Dubois - view bio
Head of European and International Affairs, French National Cancer Institute (INCa), France

 

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Per Wahlstedt - view bio
Expert health and cancer care, Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden), Sweden

 

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John Kirknes - view bio
Head of Department at Kreftforeningen (Norwegian Cancer Society), Norway

 

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021