Oman to host World Cancer Congress 2020
May 13, 2017 | 9:40 PM
by Staff reporter

Muscat: In 2020, Oman will host up to 4,000 cancer control experts from more than 140 countries at the World Cancer Congress (WCC).

“It is our pleasure to announce that Muscat, the capital city of Oman, will host the World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in 2020,” the website of WCC said.

The WCC is a recognised international conference, which encourages effective knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices in global cancer control.

Prevention, treatment, care

The event aims to strengthen the action and impact of cancer and the wider health community on national, regional and international scales from prevention, to treatment and palliative care.

The winning bid was a result of the joint efforts made by the National Oncology Centre at the Royal Hospital and the Oman Cancer Association, which are both members of UICC (Union for International Cancer Control), the Oman Convention Bureau and the Oman Convention and

Exhibition Centre.

The bid was submitted by Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, president of the Oman Cancer Association, Dr. Basem Al Bahrani, director and Dr. Zahid Al Mandhari, deputy director at the National Oncology Centre, with the support of Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi, minister of Health for the Sultanate of Oman.

“After an extensive evaluation and review of the submitted bids, we are pleased to announce that the city of Muscat, Oman, has been selected to host the 2020 World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit,” Professor Sanchia Aranda, President of UICC was quoted saying on the WCC website.

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