General Assembly

The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the Union for International Cancer Control. 

Anil D'Cruz receiving an ovation at the General Assembly 2018 held during World Cancer Congress 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

UICC's General Assembly meets every two years to elect a new Board of Directors as well as the new President-elect. During the General Assembly, member organisations are generally presented with a business performance overview, a review of the past two years since the last Assembly, and insight into the future plans and ambitions for UICC. Those eligible to vote do so for the minutes of the previous General Assembly as well as to approve the financial accounts for the previous two years.

Eligible attendees

As per the Constitution, the General Assembly shall be attended by:

  • Full member organisations

  • Associate member organisations

  • Other observers by special invitation of the President

  • Members of the Board of Directors

  • The Chief Executive Officer

Voting rights

Only full members have the right to guide UICC priorities and activities through voting at the General Assembly.

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Virtual General Assembly 2022

The General Assembly 2022 was held virtually on 11 October 2022. Voting opened at 00:01 CEST.

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Princess Dina Mired – UICC President 2018-2020 introduces the General Assembly 2020

Learn more about past general assemblies and watch their recordings.

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A group of the Board of Directors 2022-2024 pose for a photo at the World Cancer Congress 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland (October 2022)

UICC is governed by its member organisations, who meet in a genera assembly, held virtually shortly before the World Cancer Congress, every two years. Between assemblies, a board of directors, elected by the General Assembly, acts as the executive body of UICC.

A group of the Board of Directors 2022-2024 pose for a photo at the World Cancer Congress 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland (October 2022)

Between assemblies, a board of 16 directors, elected by the General Assembly, acts as the governing body of UICC.

Professor Jeff Dunn, UICC President 2022-2024

Prof. Jeff Dunn AO from Australia is UICC President 2022-2024.

Ulrika Årehed Kågström – President-elect 2022-2024

Ulrika Årehed Kågström, from Sweden, is UICC President-elect 2022-2024.

Photo of Cary Adams, CEO of UICC

Dr Cary Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of UICC. He has occupied this position since 2009.

Last update

Monday 13 February 2023

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