Asia-Pacific Cancer Leaders’ Summit and APOCP 8th General Assembly

Cancer Council Queensland was proud to host the first Asia-Pacific Cancer Leaders’ Summit, supported by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), in conjunction with the 8th General Assembly of the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP).   These high-level meetings were preceded by a special symposium on cancer registration, hosted jointly by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR).

Held at the award winning Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 13- 15 April 2016, the three-day event was a tremendous success, drawing together more than 220 international delegates from 36 countries to drive an action agenda on cancer control in the Asia-Pacific.

Many of our delegates travelled great distances to attend, demonstrating the high value placed on cross-border collaborations and partnerships.

The dynamic gathering has provided a catalyst to pursue new ideas and opportunities to strengthen the foundations of cancer registration and raise awareness of global mechanisms for change, advancing regional action to accelerate the APOCP’s work.

Importantly, the meeting has helped to better define a collectively agreed vision for the Asia-Pacific’s future health, informed by the goal to further promote a blueprint for sustainable regional development.

We were delighted to bring together the unique insight and experience of the world’s experts in non-communicable disease control, engaging in dialogue about how to mobilise communities for change.

Without a doubt, the conference has inspired ongoing global endeavours to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease for future generations.

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The organising committee wishes to acknowledge the generous support provided by the following organisations:

  • Australian Government
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Cancer Council Australia’s William Rudder Memorial Fund

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