2012 World Cancer Congress

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Last Modified: January 19, 2012

Dates: August 27-30, 2012
Location: Montréal, Canada

Sponsoring Group: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Web Page: www.worldcancercongress.org

Topics Covered: Track 1 Prevention and early detection Session topics include:

  • Digital media in cancer prevention and tobacco control
  • Countering the tobacco industry
  • Education and communication for tobacco control
  • Plain packaging
  • Diet, physical activity and cancer risk
  • Food policy interventions
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Cervical cancer prevention and screening

Alcohol and cancer Track 2 - Cancer care and survivorship Session topics include:

  • Costs of cancer
  • Improving the patient journey
  • Telepathology
  • Oncogeriatrics
  • International responses to cancer survivorship
  • Personalised therapy

Social media in cancer care and support Track 3 - Palliation and pain control Session topics include:

  • Global access to pain relief
  • International efforts in palliative care
  • Advances in cancer pain assessment and management
  • Strategies for improving global palliative care
  • Media and advocacy for global pain relief
  • Pain relief as a human right

Paediatric cancer pain Track 4 - Systems in cancer control Session topics include:

  • Global surveillance of survival
  • Partnerships for prevention
  • Cancer registration in low-and middle-income countries
  • Workforce solutions
  • Cancer control in indigenous populations
  • Advocacy for cancer control
  • Legal strategies in cancer control

Objectives: Connecting for global impact - attended by cancer professionals from the entire spectrum of the cancer community, the programme incorporates a range of disciplines: from prevention, the continuum of care, health systems, to basic and clinical research.

Who Should Attend: Professionals in cancer control, research and programme implementation who wish to expand their knowledge on new prevention and early detection strategies. Individuals engaged in cancer care including researchers, healthcare professionals, volunteers, patient support teams, advocacy groups, cancer networks and survivors. Professionals and volunteers engaged in palliative care, symptom and pain control. Cancer control researchers and programme implementers. Professionals and volunteers, engaged in programme monitoring and evaluation, fundraising, advocacy, policy work or governance will also find value in attending.

Registration Information: First column: Early Bird rate until 22 April 2012 Second column: Regular rate until 31 July 2012 Third column: On-site rate until 15 August 2012 UICC Members* $490 $720 $820 UCC Association of Fewllowships $490 $720 $820 Non Members $780 $920 $970 Nurses/students** $490 $720 $820 One day registration $400 $450 $480 Accompanying guest $190 $210 $230. Visit www.worldcancercongress.org/registration

Continuing Education: Yes