Each November, during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, we come together on World Pancreatic Cancer Day to unite the globe in bringing attention to pancreatic cancer and highlighting the need for greater awareness, funding, and research. By standing in unison against this deadly disease, we can create a brighter future for people fighting pancreatic cancer around the world.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the many unknowns still on the horizon for 2021, we have made the difficult decision to produce this year’s Annual Meeting as a Full Virtual Event. Even as we rise up out of this pandemic over the coming months, we are uncertain about future of global travel restrictions as well as the comfort level of our Coalition members to fly across the world to participate in person. Therefore, the WPCC Steering Committee and Annual Meeting Committee are exploring creative new ideas to bring our 2021 Annual Meeting to life online. Please mark your calendars for September 21 – 23, 2021 and make plans to learn, share, network and grow with your Coalition colleagues and friends at the 2021 WPCC Virtual Meeting Experience.
The World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition Annual Meeting 2019 took place in Coral Gables, Fla., May 7-9. The meeting was open to Coalition members and sponsors, and there were 49 organizations from 21 countries in attendance.
Participants shared experiences, best practices and expertise – creating tangible change for all those impacted by pancreatic cancer.
The WPCC is delighted to be a part of the Global Cancer Coalition Network (GCCN) which was formed in the wake of COVID-19. GCCN is a collaboration of nine global cancer coalitions and alliances, representing 750 patient organizations working on behalf of 14 million cancer patients around the world.
In December 2020, six GCCN members (including the WPCC) collaborated on a survey examining the impact of COVID-19 on the global cancer community. The survey results were announced in February 2021 in GCCN’s Report COVID-19: Impact on Cancer Patient Organisations Worldwide in 2020. This work updates and extends findings from a survey of cancer patient organizations worldwide, first carried out in June 2020.
The GCCN report was presented via a live online event on World Cancer Day. You can watch the recording on Vimeo HERE.
Jessica Abelsohn, Chair
Nadia Valsecchi Foundation
Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society
Kerry McKean Kelly
Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Gibraltar
Pancreatic Cancer UK
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