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UICC World Cancer Congress

27-30 August 2012
Montreal, Canada

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. The theme for the 2012 congress was "Connecting for Global Impact" and highlighted 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.

WCRF International presence

WCRF International presented 2 symposia on Tuesday the 28th of August. The Symposium covered the Continuous Update Project (CUP) and International Policy areas.

  • Tuesday 28th August, 10:30 – 12:00 (room 518 Translation Cabin)
    The symposium on Policy was entitled ‘Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention: Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity: a Global Perspective’. This was co chaired by Dr Kate Allen and Dr John Kerner of Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and included two WCRF related presentations by Professor Ricardo Uauy (UK) and Dr Shiriki Kumanyika (USA)
  • Tuesday, 28th August, 13:30 – 14:30 (room 520 CF)
    The symposium on the CUP was entitled ‘Cancer prevention and control: Continuous Update Project: Ensuring the most timely information on food, nutrition, physical activity and the risk of cancer’. and was chaired by Dr Kate Allen. Speaking on behalf of WCRF International were Dr Kate Allen, Professor Martin Wiseman Professor Ricardo Uauy (UK) and Dr Teresa Norat (ICL).

In addition, Professor Martin Wiseman participated as an expert during a third session, ‘Meet the Expert: Influence of obesity on cancer’ on Tuesday 28th August from 17:30 – 18:00 in room GV1.

To find more about the science behind our work visit our Diet and Cancer Report website

Conference media

Presentations on policy:

Dr Kate Allen
Dr Richard Béliveau
Professor Ricardo Uauy
Dr Shiriki Kumanayika
Dr Jon F. Kerner

Presentations on the Continuous Update Project:

Dr Kate Allen
Dr Teresa Norat
Professor Ricardo Uauy
Professor Martin Wiseman


UICC World Cancer Congress

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