First Global Leadership Forum on Cancer Control (GLFCC2009)

Venue: Westin Ottawa

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 29, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 18, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jul 15, 2009
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Six plenary sessions, 44 interactive workshops and over 40 poster presentations will tap into the best ideas, deepest challenges and strongest vision. The result of the Forum will be an action agenda for strong local and global public engagement responses to cancer. Plenary speakers and panelists, include:

· Steve Hildebrand (Deputy Campaign Manager, Obama Campaign)

· Stephen Lewis (Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa)

· Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards (Cancer Survivor, Lawyer, Health Care Advocate)

· HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan (King Hussein Cancer Foundation)

· Wendy Mesley (Cancer Survivor, Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist, CBC)

· Michael Decter (Founding and Former Chair of the Health Council of Canada)

· Geoffrey Cannon (American Institute for Cancer Research)

· Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr. (C-Change, Washington, DC)

· Steven Berlin Johnson (Best-Selling Author)

· and many more.

An event for all people concerned about cancer – patients, advocates, cancer organizations, professionals, corporate and private sector organizations, communications and government relations experts – and ordinary people giving volunteer time and effort

Why a Global Leadership Forum for Cancer Control?

More people die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria combined. By 2030, it is estimated that more than 12 million people will die of cancer every year, and countless more will be touched by this disease.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can control cancer, and cut the rate of cancer deaths by as much as half over the next generation, because we know how to prevent, find and treat cancer.

But we’re not doing enough, fast enough. It is time for a call to action and a concerted effort to start leveraging public concern and commitment in order to shape and support new programs, policies and principles for cancer control.

The Global Leadership Forum for Cancer Control is intended to do just that.

It provides an opportunity for people to share their vision and successful case studies in public engagement practices, learn best practices for citizen engagement, and commit to action with hundreds of community leaders from around the world.

For more information or to register, please visit the Forum website –


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Additional Information

Forum registration fees from $560 CDN to $1385 CDN, includes Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Barra MacNeils at the Global Rally