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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.
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
Learn more about our remarkable speakers! More speakers coming very soon!
PLENARY 1: COMMUNITY VOICES ON INDIGENOUS CANCER PATHWAYS: CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS
PLENARY 2: SURVEILLANCE & INDIGENOUS IDENTIFIERS
PLENARY 3: TOBACCO PREVENTION & SCREENING
PLENARY 4: GENOMICS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
PLENARY 6: CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN SURVIVORSHIP ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
CLOSING PLENARY: LEADERSHIP PLENARY
Detailed Interactive Schedule Coming Soon! Below is just a Summary Schedule. Please note, the WICC schedule will be undergoing changes in the next month to accomodate our speakers.
Standard Pricing is now in effect! Standard Pricing ends August 17, 2019!
1. Professional Delegate
Regular Price: $849
2. Community Delegate
Regular Price: $599
3. International Delegate
Regular Price: $599
4. Traditional Elder /Knowledge Holder & Practitioner (Std)
Regular Price: $499
Regular Price: $499
6. Student / Youth (Standard)
Regular Price: $449
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Travel Info Zone
NEW! The 'Travel Zone' is now ready to help you plan for WICC 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This page includes links to our hotel partners to help you save money on your accommodations. WICC 2019 asks for delegates to use our partners as the discounts are HUGE!
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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Due to numerous emails from abstract authors on holidays and unable to formally reply to their “Abstract Letters of Invitation”, the WICC Committee has agreed to EXTEND the “Abstract Notification of Acceptance” deadline to Friday, August 2, 2019 (11:59pm-MST). The good news, all abstract letters have been sent out and over 120 abstracts have been […]
The WICC 2019 Abstract Committee is in the final stages of its review process. All abstract submitters will be notified on the status of their abstract later this week. The WICC 2019 Committee apologizes for the inconvenience but we were just not expecting an overwhelming response to our abstract call. On a brighter note, the […]
BREAKING WICC 2019 NEWS: Academy Award Winner Buffy Sainte-Marie & Juno Award Winner Susan Aglukark will be performing at the AFNIGC – WICC 2019 Gala on September 18, 2019. Both Sainte-Marie & Aglukark have garnered a reputation as proud & strong Canadian Indigenous Women who captivated their global audiences with their music, activism, humanitarian efforts, […]