Building on the achievements of the ICCC 1, 2, 3 and 4 the 5th International Cancer Control Congress will continue to raise cancer/NCD control awareness, promote knowledge transfer, support capacity building, improve participation and promote collaboration between organizations, institutions, policy, practice and civil society to enhance global control of cancer and non-communicable diseases.
The themes of the Congress include cross-sectoral approaches to the control of risk factors for cancer and NCD’s, health system integration and coordination, alignment of population-health and medical practice and science to service, practice and policy (knowledge transfer).
The purpose of the Congress is to discuss ‘what would be necessary to convert our current knowledge of cancer control into directions and actions that will enhance population cancer and NCD outcomes?’
The current state of knowledge will be referenced in Congress pre-reading materials and through plenary presentation(s). However, the Congress is not about discussing current knowledge content, but rather about applying ‘what we know to what we do’. This may involve initiatives at policy legislation, system capacity and service provision, health professional availability, roles and responsibilities of partners and stakeholders, public and patient education and information, etc. – any and all of the above.