Master courses



Share your specialised knowledge through a unique blended learning offer

Since 2014, Master Courses have complemented the programmes of World Cancer Congresses addressing a range of cancer, as well as organisational, topics, supporting the continuing education of almost 600 cancer control professionals over the years.

Purpose-built by internationally recognised leaders in their field, Master Courses combine an online learning component, delivered through the UICC eCampus in the three months prior to Congress, with a face-to-face workshop, in a unique blend of modular learning and peer-exchange.

Click here for past Master Courses’ highlights and case studies.

With class sizes capped at 40 to 50 participants, selected from interested Congress delegates, Master Courses allow for greater interaction and in-depth exposure over an extended period on a given subject.

Master Courses in the past have addressed a variety of topics, including:

  • Using social media for public education and advocacy
  • Sexuality issues in cancer care
  • Cancer control planning and implementation
  • Effective partnership management
  • Using the law to promote cancer prevention and control
  • Strengthening capacities of patient groups across the health system


UICC is considering proposals from cancer organisations, educators and experts interested in leading the development and delivery of a 2020 WCC Master Course on an area of their expertise.

Click here for guidance on Master Course formats and expectations for course leaders.

Expressions of interest are analysed on a rolling basis to identify a shortlist of potential topics of interest to the cancer community and related course leaders. In assessing the relevance of any proposal the following issues would be taken into consideration:

  • Subject’s suitability for the Master Course blended format
  • Alignment with latest UICC and global cancer control agenda and priorities
  • Relevance of the topic for the Congress delegates and host region   
  • Recognisable expertise and credentials of the applicant in relation to the subject

PLEASE NOTE: Master Courses are sponsored activities, hence finalisation of the offer will depend on securing relevant sponsorship to support the chosen topics. Organisations interested in leading a course benefit from a discounted Master Course sponsorship rate, should they be also interested in funding their course. Check out the 2020 WCC sponsorship pages for full details.


Master Courses 2020 Timeline

Feb 2020: announcement of Master Courses

Mar – Apr 2020: Master Courses’ participants registration

May 2020: selection of participants (if course is overbooked)

Jun – Sep 2020: Master Courses’ online component

19 Oct 2020: Workshop at 2020 WCC

Master Course supporter(s)

Master Courses are supported by The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).


More sponsors to come...

For any assistance or more information around the 2020 WCC Master Courses, please contact the Education team. ​