Malaysia to be first SE Asia host for World Cancer Congress
S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, February 22, 2017
The World Cancer Congress 2018 will take place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 1-4, 2018, the first time a South-east Asian location has been chosen for the biennial event.
Themed Strengthen. Inspire. Deliver and hosted by the National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), the congress is expected to attract 3,000 cancer and health professionals from over 135 countries.
Vice president of NCSM, Clare Ratnasingham, shared: “Hosting the 2018 Congress is a significant win for Malaysia and for the region as it will be the first time that the event will be held in South-east Asia. The Congress will provide an invaluable knowledge sharing platform which will help develop the local and regional healthcare sector and its cancer-related expertise."
She added that the congress will provide a dynamic platform for participants to develop new skills and improve competencies with tools and effective methods; share knowledge and best practices with global cancer and health professionals; and hear from leading experts in the area of cancer control.
The congress by the Union for International Cancer Control is known to be the leading event of its kind.