International Collaborations | 8 - 11 November, 2009 / Cernobbio, Como, Italy



Registration & Housing CLOSED
Abstract Submission CLOSED
Abstract Author Notification of Acceptance July 2009
Early Registration Deadline 28 August 2009
Regular Registration Deadline 2 October 2009
Hotel Reservation Deadline 2 October 2009
Congress Commences 8 November 2009



The Plenary and Workshop Presentation Slides are available here (username and password displayed on-site)

The following support and background documents are now available:

Transportation Schedule from Congress Hotels to Villa Erba and retour

The Final Announcement has been published and can be downloaded by clicking on this link, ICCC 2009 Final Announcement.

The 1st Announcement has been published and can be downloaded by clicking on this link, ICCC 2009 First Announcement.


Vision for the Congress

“International Collaborations” - Bring together the world’s best minds in cancer control to share knowledge and learn together what works and what does not in different resource settings to enable implementation of effective and sustainable population-based national cancer control strategies.

Congress Purpose

The purpose of the 3rd International Cancer Control Congress is to promote and foster a global community of practice through enabling extensive participation and dialogue between countries and societies with wide and varying experiences in cancer control; building on and synergizing ongoing work by governments, NGOs, international organizations to make sustainable cancer control an important global priority.

The 3rd ICCC will build upon the achievements of the 1st (Vancouver, 2005) and 2nd (Rio de Janeiro, 2007) ICCC’s by ensuring an agenda that focuses on:

  • international collaboration;
  • establishment of sustainable national/large population cancer control strategies;
  • promoting broad cross-sectoral participation (e.g., governments, cancer organizations, foundations, non-government organizations, stakeholders and publics); and
  • promotion and fostering of a global community of practice in cancer control.

Congress Outcomes

Expected short and long term outcomes from the Congress include:

  • increased global outreach and collaboration at all levels to deal with new knowledge and opportunities;
  • establishing and strengthening a strategic allliance between the European Union and African Union;
  • “pilot” projects or “proof of principle” projects commenced or established; and
  • mechanisms initiated to nurture/help countries develop and implement cancer control action plans through a virtual (electronic) and/or face-to-face approach.

Who Should Attend This Congress?

Participants will include national and international government and non-government cancer control officials; medical, research and allied health professionals; patients/advocates and volunteers who are involved in implementing, planning or contemplating national cancer control strategies; expert speakers as well as others interested in oncology.



Milano, Italy

under the patronage of  “ Regione Lombardia”, "Alleanza Contro il Cancro"
and “Ministero del Lavoro, Salute e Politiche Sociali”, Italy


World Health Organization


Last Website Update: 30 October 2009