Conferences

Every day, scientists around the world investigate the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer prevention and survival. Explore our conferences calendar to see when and where we'll be sharing our research

2018 conferences

Past conferences

  • National Cancer Research Institute Conference
    4–6 November
    Glasgow, UK
    WCRF International’s Head of Research Interpretation, Dr Michelle McCully, and Senior Research Evidence Manager, Susannah Brown, presented posters on our recently updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations and evidence on the links between diet, nutrition, physical activity and the risk of aerodigestive cancers.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    20–23 October
    Washington, DC
    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) presented a full symposium on our Third Expert Report: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective.
  • International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress
    15–17 October
    London, UK
    WCRF International’s Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Bryony Sinclair, presented our new policy framework, with other members of the Science and Policy & Public Affairs team in attendance.
  • Symposium on Cancer Challenge in Hong Kong
    6 October
    Hong Kong
    The symposium was organised by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society to provide an opportunity for professionals, academics and policymakers in Hong Kong to learn and deliberate how to develop a sustainable cancer control plan for Hong Kong. World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International supported the symposium with one of our Hong Kong ambassadors, Prof TH Lam, in attendance.
  • World Cancer Congress
    1–4 October
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Members of our Science and Policy & Public Affairs teams spoke at sessions within the main programme. These sessions covered 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 also attended.
  • UK Congress on Obesity
    6–7 September
    Newcastle, UK
    Isobel Bandurek, WCRF International's Science Programme Manager, presented a poster on the upcoming Energy Balance and Body Fatness Report.
  • Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research
    30 June–3 July
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Ifigeneia Bourgiezi, WCRF International’s Research Activities and External Relations Manager, presented a poster on early growth and development and the risk of cancer. Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds’s Head of Communications and Health Information, Germund Daal, presented a poster on the Third Expert Report and our updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations. We also had a joint stand.
  • American Society for Nutrition: Nutrition 2018
    9–12 June
    Boston, US
    AICR hosted a symposium about our Third Expert Report presented by CUP Panel Members Prof Steve Clinton, Prof Ed Giovannucci and Prof Steve Hursting. Prof Elio Riboli also had a speaking slot on the CUP methodology.
  • International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting
    3–6 June
    Hong Kong
    WCRF International hosted a symposium to present the Third Expert Report main findings and Cancer Prevention Recommendations with our three Hong Kong ambassadors and Prof Hilary Powers, Deputy Chair of our CUP Panel.
  • American College for Sports Medicine annual meeting
    29 May–2 June
    Minnesota, US
    AICR presented a poster on physical activity and cancer. CUP Panel Member Prof Anne McTeirnan was a keynote speaker, giving a lecture on physical activity for cancer prevention, treatment and the evidence.
  • European Congress on Obesity
    23–26 May
    Vienna, Austria
    WCRF International hosted a symposium to present the Third Expert Report main findings and Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Dr Giota Mitrou chaired the symposium and CUP Panel Member Prof Michael Leitzmann, IARC Scientist Dr Mazda Jenab, and our Policy Officer, Fiona Sing, were speakers.
  • European Breast Cancer Conference
    21–23 March
    Barcelona, Spain
    WCRF International’s Senior Research Funding Manager, Dr Anna Diaz Font, presented a poster on the 2017 WCRF/AICR CUP Breast Cancer Report.

2017 conferences

Dr Anna Diaz Font and Ifigeneia Bourgiezi from WCRF International attended the Royal Society of Medicine conference on diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship in London, UK, on 5–6 December. Read their blog here.  

At the National Cancer Research Institute annual conference in Liverpool, UK, on 5–8 November, Prof Martin Wiseman, Prof Paul Aveyard, Dr Marc Gunter and Dr Jyotsna Vohra hosted a joint session with Cancer Research UK on the primary prevention of cancer: the role of diet, nutrition and physical activity.

Prof Martin Wiseman, Prof Alan Jackson and Prof Juan Rivera held a symposium at the International Congress of Nutrition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 15–20 October. The symposium discussed diet, nutrition, physical activity and cancer, and the upcoming update to World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.