Conferences and events

Every day, around the world, new research is carried out which increases our understanding of the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer

Every year we attend conferences throughout Asia to present our research on the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer prevention and survival. 

2018 conferences in Asia

  • International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting
    3–6 June
    Hong Kong
    World Cancer Research Fund International will host a symposium to present the main findings of the 2018 Third Expert Report, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global Perspective, and our updated Cancer Prevention Recommendations, with our three Hong Kong ambassadors and Prof Hilary Powers, Deputy Chair of our Continuous Update Project panel. Follow updates on Twitter #ISBNPA2018
  • World Cancer Congress
    1–4 October
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    World Cancer Research Fund International will be presenting five sessions in partnership with other organisations. Dr Kate Allen, Louise Meincke, Bryony Sinclair, Dr Rachel Thompson, one of our grant holders, Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, and one of our Academy Fellows, Dr Francis Zotor, will have speaking slots covering the main findings of the Third Expert Report, the policy implications, the capacity building on the area of nutrition and cancer, as well as the need to work collaboratively with other cancer societies. Come and find us at our two side events led by our science and policy teams.
  • Symposium on Cancer Challenge in Hong Kong
    6 October
    Hong Kong
    The symposium is organised by the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, with the theme Sustainable Cancer Control Plan in Hong Kong to provide an opportunity for more professionals, academics and policy makers in Hong Kong to learn and deliberate on how to develop a sustainable cancer control plan for Hong Kong. World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International is supporting the symposium.

You can also browse relevant conferences around the world.

2017 conferences

At the 21st International Epidemiological Association (IEA) World Congress on Epidemiology in Saitama, Japan, on 19–22 August 2017, World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong ambassador Prof TH Lam gave a presentation on our Continuous Update Project. He highlighted the new findings and substantive changes in evidence from the 2007 WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report.

At Asian Pacific Digestive Week in Hong Kong, China, on 23–26 September 2017, Prof Lam presented a session on diet, nutrition and upper gastrointestinal cancer risks. 

Professor Lam talks to delegates about World Cancer Research Fund's work.

Professor Lam (far right) and colleagues by a poster outlining the results of research on nasopharyngeal cancer