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World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2019

120 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta. Canada.

16-19 Sept, 2019

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World Indigenous Cancer Conference '19

Why Attend WICC 2019 ?

We invite you to attend the 2nd World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC 2019), taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 16-19, 2019. The theme of WICC 2019 is ‘Respect, Reconciliation, and Reciprocity: Connecting Across Knowledge Systems’.

We would be honoured for you to join us to take part in workshops, hear from world-renowned experts in the field and share your stories of cancer with other members of the community. We will discuss the challenges of improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples, and most importantly, identify solutions together. Programming and opportunities for culture-based learning will ground the gathering in Indigenous perspectives and understandings of health and wellness.

For those wishing to learn about working with Indigenous people, panel presentations will be available on health research with Indigenous people and implementing Indigenous cancer strategies across different regions in Canada. Don’t forget to attend our special Lunchtime Speaker Series which promises to share information about implementing research as a response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation ‘Calls to Action’!

Indigenous peoples around the world bear a disproportionately high cancer burden than non-Indigenous peoples, which is why WICC 2019 is so important. It will be a space for Indigenous community members, Elders, knowledge holders, traditional practitioners, health professionals, advocacy groups and researchers from around the world to come together and discuss ways to address cancer among Indigenous peoples worldwide.

WICC 2019 is a multidisciplinary gathering of researchers, allied health professionals, advocacy groups, Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Holders, traditional practitioners and community groups, and leaders from around the world to discuss innovations and advancements in cancer research with Indigenous peoples.

The conference aims to provide a forum for sharing new insights and improvements in cancer research with Indigenous people globally since WICC 2016. Events will focus on the critical challenges of improving cancer outcomes among Indigenous peoples.

WICC 2019 is a collaborative partnership with the Canadian Indigenous Research Network Against Cancer and host sponsor Alberta Health Services. These events are supported by the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Conference Calendar:
Monday Sept. 16, 2019 - Pre Conference Activities
Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019 - Day 1 of WICC
Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 - Day 2 of WICC | Gala in Evening
Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 - Day 3 of WICC

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Who’s Speaking

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PLENARY 1: COMMUNITY VOICES ON INDIGENOUS CANCER PATHWAYS: CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

PLENARY 2: SURVEILLANCE & INDIGENOUS IDENTIFIERS

PLENARY 3: GENOMICS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

PLENARY 4: TOBACCO PREVENTION & SCREENING

PLENARY 5: CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SURVIVORSHIP ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

PLENARY 6: INTERSECTING STORIES OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN TERRITORIES

CLOSING PLENARY: LEADERSHIP PLENARY

Schedule

Below is the WICC 2019 Summary Schedule. For in-depth details on schedule & concurrent session programming, visit our ``Schedule Page`` under the Conference tab above.

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WICC Registration

Standard Pricing is now in effect! Standard Pricing ending soon!

1. Professional Delegate <br>(Standard)

1. Professional Delegate
(Standard)

$ 849

Regular Price: $849

  • Standard Price!
2. Community Delegate <br>(Standard)

2. Community Delegate
(Standard)

$ 599

Regular Price: $599

  • Standard Price!
3. International Delegate <br>(Standard)

3. International Delegate
(Standard)

$ 599

Regular Price: $599

  • Standard Price!
4. Traditional Elder /Knowledge Holder & Practitioner (Std)

4. Traditional Elder /Knowledge Holder & Practitioner (Std)

$ 499

Regular Price: $499

  • Standard Price!
5. Senior<br>(Standard)

5. Senior
(Standard)

$ 499

Regular Price: $499

  • Standard Price!
6. Student / Youth (Standard)

6. Student / Youth (Standard)

$ 449

Regular Price: $449

  • Standard Price!

Included In Registration:

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  • Regular Seating
  • Access to Plenaries & Workshops
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Snacks & Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Access to Exhibits & Craft Fair
  • Free Gift!
  • And More!

Travel Info Zone

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Venue

WICC 2019 will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta. The Telus Convention Centre. Click here for more information!

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WICC News UpdateS

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WICC REGISTRATION, PRE-CONFERENCE, & GALA TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE UP TO DAY OF CONFERENCE!
September 13, 2019

WICC REGISTRATION, PRE-CONFERENCE, & GALA TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE UP TO DAY OF CONFERENCE!

Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC 2019), taking place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from September 16-19, 2019 at the Telus Convention Centre. The theme of WICC 2019 is ‘Respect, Reconciliation, and Reciprocity: Connecting Across Knowledge Systems’. WICC 2019 is a multidisciplinary gathering of researchers, allied health professionals, advocacy groups, […]

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Join Darrell Fox in a Run to Promote Physical Activity During WICC 2019
September 10, 2019

Join Darrell Fox in a Run to Promote Physical Activity During WICC 2019

Join Darrell Fox in a Run to Promote Physical Activity during the 2019 World Indigenous Cancer Conference on Thursday, September 19th in Calgary, Alberta. Darrell Fox, who is Metis, is the younger brother of Terry Fox, for whom the Terry Fox Foundation and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) are named.  In 1980, at the […]

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Poster Presentation Parameters Now on Website!
September 4, 2019

Poster Presentation Parameters Now on Website!

The parameters for ‘Poster Presentations’ are as follows: The dimensions of poster boards are 4′ (high) x 8′ (long). Each poster will have that full area available to them upon presentation, so please have your poster presentation within the 90.5″ x 45″ (minus the border) parameters! At the conference, poster boards will be numbered by […]

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