UICC members regional meetings

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The UICC members regional meetings are dedicated platforms for UICC members to discuss new approaches and practices at regional levels, in line with the Congress' capacity building and educational objectives.

The UICC member regional meetings in Kuala Lumpur will focus on ‘how to leverage the expertise and potential of collaboration amongst UICC members’. 

In that view, we have encouraged the UICC members from each region to submit pertinent case studies, showcasing successful collaborative models that could be replicated in other settings. The initiative has also been supported by regional leads.

We thank all our members for their valuable contributions which we hope will foster productive discussions during the regional meetings and strengthen our members' sphere of influence and action.

The case studies here below have been selected to be presented at each regional meeting. The full programme is also available in the main Congress schedule:

Regional Meeting Africa

Day: Tuesday 2 October
Time: 14:20 to 15:35


  • Access to Basic medical care Foundation, Nigeria
    Oyo state cervical and breast cancer screening training programme for nurses 
  • African Palliative Care Association, Uganda
    Supporting the implementation of national palliative care policies in Southern Africa (Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe)   
  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network, USA
    African Cancer Coalition: NCCN Cancer Treatment Guidelines for Sub-Saharan Africa    
Regional Meeting Asia-Pacific

Day: Tuesday 2 October
Time: 15:45 to 17:00

  • University of Malaya, Malaysia
    Project R.O.S.E (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening): design thinking applied to cervical screening
  • University of Santo Tomas Hospital - Benavides Cancer Institute, Philippines
    Internet-based Computerized Patient Assessment System (iComPASS)                
  • Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
    Obesity Policy Coalition
Regional Meeting Middle East & North Africa

Day: Wednesday 3 October
Time: 13:50 to 15:05

  • Oman Cancer Association, Oman
    Development of Palliative Care services
  • Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute, Lebanon
    A collaborative Initiative to Raise Awareness about Colorectal Cancer (CRC) and to Encourage CRC Screening           
  • Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), Lebanon
    Humanitarian Fund to Support Refugees             
Regional Meeting Latin America & the Caribbean
Day: Wednesday 3 October
Time: 15:20 to 16:50
  • Liga Colombiana contra el Cancer, Colombia
    Cancer Navigator: A resource tool-kit for patients and caregivers             
  • Asociación Salvadoreña para la Prevención del Cáncer (ASAPRECAN), El Salvador
    Parliamentary Forum on Women’s Cancer: Advocacy in Action in Latin America
  • Américas Amigas, Brazil
    All Together Against Cancer (TJCC)    
Regional Meeting North America and Global Collaborations

Day: Thursday 4 October
Time: 13:50 to 14:50

  • National Cancer Institute, USA
    Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership - Collaborating to Conquer Cancer        
  • Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canada  
    A National Strategy for Radiotherapy Quality and Safety: Lessons from Canada with Global Implications  
  • Cancer Research UK & Global
    International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) 
Regional Meeting Europe, including the Commonwealth of Independent Countries (CIS)

Day: Thursday 4 October
Time: 15:00 to 16:30

  • Cancer Research UK
    World Declaration for Research on Cancer - World Cancer Research Day 
  • The National Society of Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists (NSPHO)
    Collaborative group for paediatric hematology-oncology of the C.I.S. countries
  • National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
    iPAAC - Innovative Partnership for Action against Cancer    

Benefits for UICC members participating in the regional meetings

  • Get the chance to be selected to showcase your successful initiative in front of your peers and other experts in cancer control from your region, and win a UICC Award, recognising great examples of working in partnership
  • Be featured on the list of submitted collaborative initiatives to be shared with +1000 UICC members and partners around the world
  • Network with other UICC members from your region
  • Benefit from high exposure through WCC/UICC social media and online platforms.

Should you have any questions, please contact the UICC Capacity Building team: regionalCB@uicc.org

The UICC Asia-Pacific regional meeting is proudly supported by:

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