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

  • World Health Assembly
    21–26 May
    Geneva, Switzerland
    World Cancer Research Fund International's policy team will launch Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective (the Third Expert Report) to delegates, as well as presenting our new policy framework. Cancer prevention depends not only on individual choices but also on governments creating an environment that encourages lifelong healthy eating and a physically active lifestyle. WCRF is calling on governments to prioritise cancer prevention through the development and implementation of effective policies to address the rising burden of cancer worldwide. Our policy framework is a tool to help policymakers worldwide translate the report’s findings into public health and policy action.
  • Preventive Medicine 2018: prevention at the nexus of health system transformation
    22–25 May        
    Chicago, Illinois, US
    Prof Christine Sardo Molmenti will present our Third Expert Report's Cancer Prevention Recommendations as part of a symposium on chronic disease on 24 May.
  • European Congress on Obesity
    23–26 May
    Vienna, Austria
    Dr Giota Mitrou, Director of Research Funding & External Relations at World Cancer Research Fund International, will chair a session to present the findings and policy implications from the Third Expert Report on 24 May. Fiona Sing, Policy and Public Affairs Officer at World Cancer Research Fund International, will be giving a talk on Translating Research into Policy. CUP Panel Member Michael Leitzman and CUP Panel Observer Marc Gunter will present the Report's Cancer Prevention Recommendations and evidence on mechanisms, respectively. 
  • Third Expert Report launch
    24 May
    Royal Society, London, UK
    Leading researchers, scientists, policymakers and influencers will gather to hear key findings from World Cancer Research Fund’s new cancer prevention report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, and its latest Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Delegates will debate the implications of the Recommendations for future cancer research directions, how to translate them into public health and policy action, and the implications for cancer survivorship. 
  • American College for Sports Medicine annual meeting
    29 May–2 June
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
    AICR will present a poster on physical activity and cancerCUP Panel Member Prof Anne McTeirnan is a keynote speaker giving a lecture on physical activity for cancer prevention and treatment: state of the evidence.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting
    1–5 June 
    Chicago, Illinois, US
    Prof Christine Sardo Molmenti will present on our Third Expert Report main findings and CUP evidence on alcohol and cancer.
  • International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting
    3–6 June
    Hong Kong
    World Cancer Research Fund International will host 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. Follow updates on Twitter #ISBNPA2018
  • American Society for Nutrition: Nutrition 2018
    9–12 June
    Boston, US
    AICR will host 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 will also be speaking on the CUP methodology.
  • Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research
    30 June–3 July
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    World Cancer Research Fund International and Wereld Kanker Onderzoek Fonds will have a joint stand and have submitted two proposals on the Third Expert Report. 
  • World Cancer Congress
    1–4 October
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    World Cancer Research Fund International will be presenting five sessions in partnership with other organisations. Dr Kate Allen, Louise Meincke, Bryony Sinclair, Dr Rachel Thompson, one of our grant holders, Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, and one of our Academy Fellows, Dr Francis Zotor, will have speaking slots covering the main findings of the Third Expert Report, the policy implications, the capacity building on the area of nutrition and cancer, as well as the need to work collaboratively with other cancer societies. Come and find us at our two side events led by our science and policy teams.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics's 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    20–23 October
    Washington, DC
    AICR have submitted an abstract for a full symposium on our Third Expert Report.
  • Congreso Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutrición (Congress of the Federation of Latin American Nutrition Societies)
    11–15 November
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    World Cancer Research Fund International and AICR have submitted a proposal on the Third Expert Report and policy implications in Latin America.
  • San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
    5–9 December
    San Antonio, Texas, US
    AICR will be involved in this symposium.

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.