Patient Group Pavilion

Young leaders' at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders Summit

The 2020 Patient Group Pavilion aims to raise the voices of patients’ through shared learning and collaborative exchanges amongst patient support groups and other healthcare professionals.

Programme OUTLINE

The 2020 WCC theme The Way Forward will include patient-oriented initiatives in each of its eight themed rooms. In addition, the Patient Group Pavilion will continue to the central point of support and a platform to raise the voice of cancer patients, taking the scope of their care to the next level.

The sessions and discussions that will take place in the Patient Group Pavilion should highlight multisectoral perspectives, examples of best-practices and effective collaborative approaches in various areas of cancer control that affect women, men and children with cancer, including their families and relatives.

The 2020 Patient Group Pavilion programme, scheduled over the three Congress days, will be finalised in April 2020 after a thorough selection by the two-co-chairs: Mrs Ann Steyn, UICC Board Member and Past President, Reach to Recovery International, South Africa and Professor Jeffery Dunn AO, UICC Board Member, CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

The call for case studies will be open for submissions from 1 December 2019 to 15 February 2020

The programme schedule will feature the following themes and structure:

Tuesday 20 October: Patient voices
Six one hour sessions: three in the morning and three in the afternoon
One chair and three presenters for each session

Wednesday 21 October: Survivorship and patient support
Six one hour sessions: three in the morning and three in the afternoon
One chair and three presenters for each session

Thursday 22 October: Organisational development
Three one hour sessions: in the morning
One chair and three/four presenters for each session

The Patient Group Pavilion is open to sponsorship.
For more information, please consult our sponsorship brochure (page 27) and contact us at