For the first time, the biennial conference is accepting submissions on practice policy, advocacy reports and fundraising reports, in addition to scientific studies.
The World Cancer Congress, hosted this year by UICC and Cancer Council Australia, serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.
The theme ‘Joining Forces – Accelerating Progress’ aims to emphasise the impact that can be realised by consistently and energetically applying what we know, rather than waiting for possible future “breakthroughs” to change the landscape. This will be discussed across a variety of economic and cultural contexts.
Abstracts should reflect one of the fours tracks of the congress programme:
- cancer prevention and screening
- cancer diagnosis and treatment
- cancer survivorship and palliative care
- cancer control systems.
31 May is also the deadline for early-bird booking discounts for the conference. Those who register before 31 May also have to opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge and skills in different areas of cancer control, through free, 6-month distance learning courses on specific subjects.
Confirmed speakers include Professor Irene Higginson, Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, who will consider the levels of evidence for the different models of palliative care and suggest a possible way forward to achieve sustainability; and Stephen Lewis, Former UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, who will examine: ‘how we move from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases without prejudicing the former and finally bringing justice to the latter?’ and ‘how to increase the funding so that NCDs are not reduced to fighting for a slice of the existing financial pie?’
For further details on the conference, how to book and how to submit an abstract, visit the 2014 World Cancer Congress website.