The team of experts behind the 2020 Congress programme


An international committee of recognised experts have already kicked off the development of the 2020 World Cancer Congress programme.

Our team of experts, led by Dr Heather Bryant and Dr Anil D’Cruz, is committed to build a multidisciplinary and innovative programme, which will cover the full cancer control spectrum over seven themes:

  1. High impact prevention & risk factor reduction
  2. Promising cancer research & progress – New
  3. Optimising screening & early diagnosis
  4. Ensuring sustainable healthcare systems
  5. Improving patient outcomes – cancer care & palliative care
  6. Successful partnerships & fundraising
  7. Tackling priorities in different regions of the world – New

The programme aims to expose the Congress participants to a great choice of sessions, interactive debates, workshops and capacity building opportunities, promoting knowledge transfer and best practices exchange among the cancer community.

Learn more about each theme and the experts leading the programme here.

Contribute to creating an attractive programme for +3,500 expected participants

Unlike conventional events, the Congress draws its success from the extensive knowledge and experiences of the global cancer community, who can actively participate in designing a diverse and forward-looking programme.

This is an opportunity for any individual involved with cancer control to contribute towards the programme development. We welcome session proposals from all fields: advocacy, cancer care, fundraising, marketing, medicine, palliative care, partnerships, patient groups, pharmaceutics, policy-making, prevention, research, technology, and many more.

We encourage you to start brainstorming with peers about innovative and inspiring topics that could compose one of the seven themes of the Congress. We will soon announce the set dates of the call for sessions, and we look forward to receiving your proposal during September and October 2019, which will help us shape the 2020 World Cancer Congress programme. Stay tuned!

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