2018 WORLD CANCER CONGRESS MALAYSIA
Aloft Kuala Lumpur SentralKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA Visit the Venue to read more
The World Cancer Congress (WCC) is a recognised international conference which encourages effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst 3,500 cancer control and public health experts from 150 countries.
It aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scales through a multidisciplinary programme that features the latest successful interventions in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
The Congress was awarded 'Best Conference Development' at the 2016 International & European Associations Awards and 'Best use of social media' at the 2017 Association Excellence Awards.
The World Cancer Congress is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) - which was recognised with Membership Engagement Award - and supports the organisation's purpose statement 'to unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world's health and development agenda'.
It takes place every two years in a different country and is hosted by a local member of UICC.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, US
Dr Arora is the Founder & Director of Project ECHO, and the distinguished Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine.
Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) dramatically improves both capacity and access to specialty care for rural and underserved populations by linking expert inter-disciplinary specialist teams with primary care clinicians through teleECHO™ clinics, in which the experts mentor primary care clinicians to help them manage their patient cases and share their expertise via mentoring, guidance, feedback and didactic education. This helps rural clinicians develop knowledge and self-efficacy so they can adopt research findings and deliver best practice care for complex and chronic health conditions.
Dr Arora will explore the applicability of the ECHO model to cancer control, and how the initiative could contribute in achieving universal health coverage.
Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, India
Dr Rajagopal is a renowned palliative care physician as well as the Founder & Chairman of Pallium, a palliative care non-governmental organisation based in Kerala, India. In 2014, Dr Rajagopal was honored by Human Rights Watch with Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend the right of patients to live and die with dignity.
Dr Rajagopal will focus on palliative care as a human right for cancer patients.
Kirsty Sword Gusmao
Ms Kirsty Sword Gusmao, Australia
Ms Sword Gusmão AO is a breast cancer survivor and the founding director of the Alola Foundation which seeks to improve the lives of women in Timor-Leste. The Foundation’s motto is “Strong Women, Strong Nation” and it has a strong record of enabling girls to complete their secondary schooling as well as contributing to a dramatic reduction in rates of infant mortality through promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, family planning and immunisation.
In 2015, Kirsty Sword Gusmão was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to Australia-East Timor relations through the development of mutual co-operation and understanding, particularly in the education sector, and as an advocate for improved health and living conditions for the Timorese people.
She was also awarded the Order of Timor – Leste in May 2016 for her significant contribution to Timor Leste’s independence struggle and the well-being of its people. Kirsty Sword Gusmão now lives in Melbourne with her three teenage sons.
Ms Sword Gusmão will call for a life-course approach to women's health to reach the NCD-related targets within the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 during her plenary talk.
Registration fees include food for all delegates onsite during the three Congress days
Registration fees are indicated in US dollars
An additional 6% Malaysian GST must be included in the total price
Registration fees are applicable if both registration and payment are received before the last day of each period mentioned here below (ie: 29 June 2018, 24:00 CET, for the first period)
Please note that no special offers or discounts can be combined
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The 2018 Congress delegates can book their accommodation at discounted rates in the proposed hotels here below. Once they have selected their hotel, they will be redirected to the Congress registration platform to finalise their booking and registration for the event.
For mobile and tablet users, please click here to access the hotels' page.
All Congress delegates must be registered for the event. They can also book their accommodation directly from the registration platform.
For further information about the registration and/or hotel booking, please contact the K.I.T. Group - the official 2018 Congress event management company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Congress is now open. Take on the chance to be part of the conference programme - submit your paper by 31 March.
New at the 2018 Congress
All accepted abstracts will be published online as a supplement in the Journal of Global Oncology (JGO) which provides high quality literature on cancer care, research and care delivery issues.
The onsite presentations will take place in the dedicated Abstract Hub - the Forum for Knowledge Mobilisation, a novelty of the 2018 Congress, and supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC). The Hub will be designed as a one-stop shop, well all abstract related presentations will take place. It aims to facilitate the interactions between the presenters and the participants whilst being easily accessible for all delegates.
You have the opportunity to submit:
The summary report of your successful policy / advocacy campaign
The summary report of your dynamic fundraising campaign / funding model
Your innovative and impactful scientific study, describing the collection, analysis and interpretation of cancer-relevant data (clinical, behavioral...)
Abstract submission deadline 2018-03-31
Congress Team , Union For International Cancer Control
Congress Team , Union For International Cancer Control