In this month's newsletter, find out about the World Cancer Declaration e-consultation, the Membership Online Profile and many other exciting news items.

UICC Member Newsletter - Aug. 2013

A year on... the achievements

Dear Members of UICC,

It has been 12 months since many of us met in Montreal to enjoy the World Cancer Congress, the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, and the UICC General Assembly where we elected the new Board of Directors to take UICC forward in the next two years.

We want to use this one year mark to provide a short summary of what kept the Board and the UICC Geneva Team busy. It has been a productive year and we are indebted to many members for their support. Your time, commitment and voluntary funds have been very helpful. With the new Board, we have new leadership. Tezer Kutluk is our President-Elect, Greg Bontrager is our Treasurer, Ben Anderson has established great momentum as Chair of the Membership Committee. Heather Bryant is leading our UICC policy review and Co-chairs the Programme Committee for the World Cancer Congress 2014 with Sanchia Aranda. Felicia Knaul has taken responsibility for UICC position statements, and Eduardo Cazap will lead our next Board nomination process. Gilbert Lenoir is working with his French colleagues already thinking of the 2016 WCC in Paris, and the other Board members are fully engaged in Board Committees. We established a new Board Governance Committee which will assume the overall responsibility for the organisation.

Please review our 2012 Annual Report and share it with your organisation, your partners and friends.

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Advocacy

Upcoming meetings on NCDs in the Post-2015 Development Agenda at the UN General Assembly; Help us update the status of the national cancer control plan and cancer registry in your country; and latest actions to strength our advocacy network. Read more on how to be involved.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2014: "Debunk the myths". Campaign materials to be ready by the end of September!

We need YOU! Find out how you can help!

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World Cancer Declaration e-consultation - Not to be missed!

Members are encouraged to rate and comment on to the DRAFT refreshed World Cancer Declaration. Do not miss out on the chance to shape the future of this valuable document! You will help to better position cancer in international discussions of the broader health and development community. CLICK HERE TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS

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Partnerships

The Swiss Cancer League is one of UICC’s oldest members and patrons, taking an active part in our global cancer community and activities since 1935.

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Congress

The 2014 World Cancer Congress’ Preliminary Programme and registrations will be available soon

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Members' Corner

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS: UICC is delighted to launch two important membership projects: the Membership Online Profile platform and the 2013 Membership Survey.

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