Plenary sessions

The 2022 World Cancer Congress will feature 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.


Building back better for cancer control

Tuesday 18 October 2022, Plenary Hall

This opening plenary session sets the tone of the conference by looking 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. The speakers will be announced soon.

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. The speakers will be announced soon.

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. 

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Elisabete Weiderpass
Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France

Thursday, May 12, 2022