Plenary sessions

Plenary
The 2022 World Cancer Congress will feature two opening and closing Ceremonies, three plenary sessions and a flagship session on tobacco control. These high-level events will be led by a range of renowned and distinguished speakers in cancer control and public health.

 

Opening ceremony

Tuesday 18 October 2022, Plenary Hall

The opening ceremony sets the tone of the conference by including official keynote addresses by high-level experts and dignitaries.

Hannah Vaughan, moderator / Master of Ceremony

Master of Ceremony

Hannah Vaughan
Emmy-nominated journalist, broadcaster and moderator
 

Speakers

Dave Craig
Dave Craig
Two-time cancer survivor, oncology researcher, CEO of GRYT Health
Mauro Poggia
Mauro Poggia
President of the Council State, State Counselor in charge of the Safety, Population and Health (DSPS), Switzerland

 

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Plenaries

Building back better for cancer control

Tuesday 18 October 2022, Plenary Hall

This opening plenary session will look at how the COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted cancer services and set back notably progress in cancer control. The session will also examine opportunities arising to change the way we manage cancer in the future.

Hannah Vaughan, moderator / Master of Ceremony

Moderated by

Hannah Vaughan
Emmy-nominated journalist, broadcaster and moderator
 
Bertrand Levrat
 
Bertrand Levrat
Director, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Bente Mikkelsen

 

Bente Mikkelsen
Director, Non-Communicable Diseases , World Health Organisation (WHO), Switzerland

 

 

Anne Lise Ryel
Anne Lise Ryel
President, NCD Alliance, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

How can regional planning improve cancer control

Wednesday 19 October 2022, Plenary Hall

This second plenary session will highlight the importance of understanding the specific challenges that regions face based on the nature of the cancer burden and available resources and how they may be addressed. Challenges demand solutions, and this session will also look at regionally-relevant approaches that can be taken to try to reduce the burden of cancer considering available resources.

Jeff Dunn

Moderated by

Jeff Dunn
UICC President-elect
Chief of Mission and Head of Research at the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

 

Stella Kyriakides
Stella Kyriakides
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, The European Union
Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Ahmed Al-Mandhari
Regional Director for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean office

 

Breakthroughs on the horizon

Thursday 20 October 2022, Plenary Hall

There have been incredible advances in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care, including immunotherapy, vaccines and the use of artificial intelligence. The conference’s closing plenary session will address the promising research holds in changing the face of cancer control and treatment in the future. 

Anil D'Cruz

Moderated by

Anil D'Cruz
UICC President
Director, Oncology Apollo Hospitals

 

 

Elisabete Weiderpass
Elisabete Weiderpass
Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Antoine Geissbuhler
Antoine Geissbuhler
Director, Division of eHealth and Telemedicine, Geneva University Hospitals
Dan Milner
Dan Milner
Chief Medical Officer, The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Suzette Delaloge
Suzette Delaloge
Interception Programme Director, Gustave Roussy

 

 

 

Teresa Graham, Head of Global Product Strategy, Roche Pharmaceuticals
Teresa Graham
Head of Global Product Strategy, Roche Pharmaceuticals
 

 

tobacco control - Generational change

Thursday 20 October 2022, Plenary Hall

The global smoking prevalence is decreasing since few years thanks to the implementation of a suite of cost-effective measures such as smoke-free places, increase taxation or ban on tobacco advertising. However, there are still 1.3 billion smokers in the world and 8 million people die every year (including 2,5 million cancer deaths) due to direct and indirect tobacco consumption. In an effort to accelerate the decrease of tobacco consumption several countries are developing comprehensive strategies to address this issue.

The flagship session will convene high-level country representatives as well as a broad representation of health and tobacco control stakeholders, who will present and discuss the generational ban of tobacco as a key legislative and policy measure that will make the next generation, the first tobacco-free generation.

Senior Advisor, Director-General's office, WHO

Moderated by

Doug Bettcher
Senior Advisor, Director-General's office at WHO

 

Speakers

Dr Ayesha Verrall, Cabinet Minister, New Zealand Government. Minister for Covid-19 Response, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Minister for Seniors, and Associate Minister of Healt
Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
Cabinet Minister for Covid-19 Response, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Minister for Seniors, and Associate Minister of Health, New Zealand
 
Adriana Blanco Marquizo, Head of Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Adriana Blanco Marquizo
Head of Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Ulysses Dorotheo, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance
Ulysses Dorotheo
Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance
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Anna Gilmore
Director of the Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath
Hayley Jones, Director, McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer
Hayley Jones
Director of the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

Thursday, May 12, 2022