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

2019 conferences

  • European Congress on Obesity (ECO)
    28 April–1 May
    Glasgow, UK
    Our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Fiona Sing, and Research Evidence and Interpretation Officer, Emily Almond, presented a policy and science poster respectively. Our Executive Director of Science and Public Affairs, Dr Kate Allen, also attended the conference and to introduce the satellite meeting on the latest evidence around obesity and cancer that is taking place one day earlier in Dundee, Scotland. We supported this satellite meeting in collaboration with the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) and the Association of Obesity Scotland Network.
  • American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Conference: Diet, Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer Beyond the Blueprint
    15–17 May 2019
    North Carolina, US
    Our US charity, AICR, had their annual conference, addressing the latest research, the greatest current challenges and controversies, and highlighting the impact of research on populations at risk and cancer patients. Our Medical & Scientific Advisor, Prof Martin Wiseman, Director of Research and Science External Relations, Dr Giota Mitrou, and Acting Head of Research Evidence and Interpretation, Susannah Brown, were in attendance.
  • Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
    4–7 June
    Prague, Czech Republic.
    Our Director of Research and Science External Relations, Dr Giota Mitrou, Senior Research Funding Manager, Dr Anna Diaz Font, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Fiona Sing, and Research Funding Assistant, Charlotte Constable Fernandez, will all attend to present a mixture of science and policy talks. We will also have an exhibition stand.
  • Workshop on Mendelian Randomisation by the University of Bristol and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    15–16 July
    Bristol, UK
    Our Director of Research and Science External Relations, Dr Giota Mitrou, is attending the event which is co-funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and Cancer Research UK.
  • European Nutrition Conference 2019 by the Nutrition Society and the Nutrition Society Irish Section (FENS)
    14–16 October
    Dublin, Ireland
    WCRF will be involved in this conference.
  • National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Annual Conference
    3–5 November
    Glasgow, UK
    We will have an exhibition stand with WCRF delegates attending the conference.

Conference Highlights 

2018 was a big year for us with the launch of our Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective. We presented the findings at a number of launch events around the world as well as at international conferences including the 2018 European Congress on Obesity and the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur.


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