|UICC 2012 World Cancer Congress-Connecting for Global Impact|
Date: Aug 27-30th, 2012
Location: Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Canada.
The 22nd edition of the UICC World Cancer Congress will take place in August in Montreal, Canada. UICC is an important partner and the Congress will feature PAHO speakers (Jon Andrus, George Alleyne and Silvana Luciani) and it is an opportunity to promote collaboration on NCDs and cancer.
Held every two years, the Congress represents a unique and ideal platform for the international cancer control community to meet, discuss, share, learn and connect in order to find solutions to reduce the impact of cancer on communities around the world. With this in mind the theme for the for the 2012 congress is "Connecting for Global Impact" and highlights the need for continued support and momentum in translating the benefits of knowledge gained through research and practice to those living with and affected by cancer.
To increase connections, as well as learning and interactions, the 2012 meeting will focus on providing education and training opportunities throughout the programme including interactive meetings, forums, workshops and sessions.
Together we can save millions of lives by focusing on what needs to be done and taking the lead in:
• Putting cancer on the global health agenda • Convening the cancer community • Running global programmes
Don't miss the opportunity to attend the 22nd edition of the UICC World Cancer Congress and participate in a dynamic and vibrant meeting held over 4 days.
Access the registration at the link provided here: http://www.worldcancercongress.org/registration
Nine international experts in fields relevant to cancer control will be presenting a series of plenary lectures. The aim of the congress programme is to ensure that the knowledge gained from cancer research is efficiently and effectively used for those in need. Plenaries will cover advances in, and fresh perspectives, on prevention, treatment, care and survivorship, palliation and pain control, and innovative delivery systems.
You can access a more detailed programme of events on the website here: http://www.worldcancercongress.org/programme/session-schedule
On top of the programme, the new UICC Global Village will represent an ideal platform for fellow participants to network and connect.
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