WCRF at World Cancer Congress 2018

We are delighted to announce that members of World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International’s Science and Policy & Public Affairs teams will be at the 2018 World Cancer Congress to present key aspects of our work.

20 August 2018

Organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the World Cancer Congress takes place every two years and brings together around 3,000 cancer experts from all over the world. The 2018 conference will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 1–4 October, in association with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), with the theme Strengthen, Inspire, Deliver.

Members of our Science and Policy & Public Affairs teams will be in attendance to speak at a number of sessions within the main programme. These sessions will cover our scientific research, including our latest cancer prevention report, and our policy work such as Building Momentum. Some of our Hong Kong ambassadors and Academy Fellows will also be in attendance.

The five sessions we are involved with are:

  • Implementation Science to Prevent Cancer – The Global Picture, 2 October 15:50–16:50.
  • Strengthening, inspiring and delivering cancer prevention: Translating research into policy, 2 October 15:50–16:50.
  • Complex realities – Innovative solutions: Cancer prevention through stakeholder engagement across risk factors in high- and middle-income countries, 2 October 17:00–18:00.
  • Addressing the commercial determinants of cancer and NCDs: a united response across risk factors, 3 October 17:00–18:00.
  • From evidence to practice – opportunities and challenges in obesity-related cancer prevention, 4 October 15:00–16:30.

We will also be hosting a side event at the congress and we will be running an information stand so that we can discuss our research and work with as many cancer and non-communicable disease (NCD) experts as possible. Follow us on Twitter for updates on our presence at the congress.