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From Monday, February 19, 2018 to Tuesday, February 20, 2018
New Zealand
Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations

This symposium is aimed at anyone with an interest in cancer prevention and control, health services management, clinical management or cancer research in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand or the Pacific. These groups may include those working in Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organisations, relevant international organisations, health care providers, health service planners and administrators, cancer researchers, advocacy groups, community groups and others with an interest in improving the health of Indigenous peoples of the region.


  1. To bring together people from Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations to share information, ideas and potential solutions relating to cancer among Indigenous peoples of the region.
  2. To foster the development of current and new regional and international networks aimed at improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples of the region.
  3. To understand political and societal factors influencing cancer in the region.
  4. To use a self-determination and strengths-based approach to explore key cancer control strategies for Indigenous peoples of the region including cancer monitoring, prevention and treatment.
  5. To identify key factors that can be incorporated into Indigenous cancer control strategies for the region, and potentially more widely.
  6. To advocate for improvement in cancer control strategies for Indigenous peoples of the region..


From Friday, February 23, 2018 to Sunday, February 25, 2018
Chiang Mai,
13th International Conference of the Asian Clinical Oncology Society

The ACOS International Conference is held every two years in member countries in Asia. The event covers a wide range of topics in cancer such as prevention, epidemiology, statistics, multidisciplinary treatment i.e. surgical therapy, chemotherapy including oriental medicine, radiotherapy as well as patient care under high grade development of translational research.

More than 500 professionals are expected to attend ACOS 2018.

From Thursday, March 1, 2018 to Saturday, March 3, 2018
Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference: Creating the Future

On March 1-3, 2018, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto will host a conference “Global Cancer Control: Creating the Future” on innovation and next generation of approaches to global cancer control. This meeting will map the current state and explore future potential for improved cancer control with a focus on cancer care equity, next generation strategies and capitalization on millennial values. Keynote addresses by global leaders, workshops, panel discussions, rapid-fire posters, and “in-café” sessions are designed to engage cancer, global health, technology, and education experts as well as political and civil society leaders to identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration to accelerate the progress against cancer globally and to place a focus on cancer control firmly on the global development agenda.

The conference objectives are:

  • To explore next generation approaches to cancer control, disruptive innovation, and foster transdisciplinary engagement to address global cancer challenges.
  • To build together partners, stimulate networks, foster and develop young leaders.
  • To examine critical and potentially synergistic link between women’s and child health initiatives and global cancer control.
From Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Friday, March 9, 2018
Cape Town,
South Africa

Uniting the World for a Tobacco-Free Generation

From Monday, March 12, 2018 to Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Global Summit on Oncology & Cancer

Theme: Redefining the Frontiers in Oncology Research

From Thursday, April 19, 2018 to Friday, April 20, 2018
South Korea
9th General Assembly and International Conference of Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
United Arab Emirates
War on Cancer Middle East

Cancer in the Middle East is on the rise. Poor healthcare access, late presentation and a change in lifestyles have meant that cancer incidence is due to rise faster than any region in the world by 2030, to almost double what it was in 2012. Yet poor data on cancer incidence, mortality and patient satisfaction, makes meeting the challenge all the more difficult. For patients, overcoming the fatalism and stigma surrounding cancer is an additional barrier to treatment.

War on Cancer Middle East 2018 aims to explore the state of cancer care in the region, sharing and comparing different approaches as well as exchanging insights from the region and the rest of the world.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
War on Cancer South-East Asia

War on Cancer South-East Asia 2018 aims to uncover innovative ways to fund cancer care—from prevention to palliative care—in the region’s low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). 

From Friday, June 1, 2018 to Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Chicago,, IL
United States
2018 ASCO Annual Meeting
From Thursday, August 9, 2018 to Saturday, August 11, 2018
Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course

Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Courses (MCMC) improve cancer care globally by:

  • Promoting interdisciplinary cancer management among specialists, surgeons, pathologists, and members of the oncology caregiving team
  • Teaching multidisciplinary management of the most prevalent cancer types in the host country
  • Providing mock tumor boards and education on different aspects of treatment, from initial presentation to end of life care