Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017
In conjunction with World Cancer Day 2017, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is honoured to announce that it will be the venue of choice for the Union for International Cancer Control’s World Cancer Congress 2018. Themed “Strengthen. Inspire. Deliver” and hosted by the National Cancer Society Malaysia , the Congress will take place from 1 to 4 October 2018 and is expected to attract 3,000 cancer and health professionals from over 135 countries.
The World Cancer Congress is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Its objective is to ‘unite the cancer community, reduce the global cancer burden,promote greater equity and integrate cancer into the world’s health and development agenda’. The Congress is held every two years and has been acknowledged by the global cancer and wider health community as the leading international conference in cancer implementation science.
Elaborating on the bid win, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor said, “It is a great honour to have been chosen to host the prestigious World Cancer Congress. The Congress adds to the list of the growing number of world conferences that have selected Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and, of course the Centre to host their high-profile events. Their choice is also a testament to Malaysia’s well-developed medical industry and the sector’s ongoing efforts to create greater awareness about cancer control.”
Source:-Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre