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The Program Committee of the 2016 IACR Annual Conference (19 – 21 October 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco) would like to inform you that

the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 1st of July 2016.

Registration for the conference and submission of abstracts can be done online at

Please note that pre-conference workshops have been confirmed for Tuesday 18 October: Registry Operations, led by Dr. Max Parkin (University of Oxford and the African Cancer Registry Network); and Cancer Survival for Countries in Transition, led by Drs Isabelle Soerjomataram (IARC) and Rajaraman Swaminathan (Cancer Institute WIA). Registration for the workshops are free, and will be soon available on a first-come first-serve basis for registered conference participants.

Further details on the guidelines for the abstract submission and information about the conference are available on the event website.

Please contact the IARC Secretariat directly with any questions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


 Sharon Whelan (1948-2016) 

The International Association of Cancer Registries is deeply saddened by the passing of Sharon Whelan, a former Executive Secretary (2004-2005), who died on Tuesday 5 April 2016. Our deepest sympathy is with her family.

View obituary by Dr. Max Parkin

38th IACR Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting dates for Marrakech, Morocco:

19 - 21 October 2016

Dear IACR Members:

Please note that there has been a scheduling change to the dates of the Association's Annual Meeting due to an overlap with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The 38th Annual IACR Conference, hosted by the Casablanca Cancer Registry and the Princess Lalla Salma Foundation, will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 19 - 21 October 2016.

Abstract submission and registration for the conference are available at

NEW: Call for proposals to host the future IACR Annual meetings

 The Annual IACR Scientific Conference is key activity of the Association. We invite proposals to host our annual conference for 2017 – 2021.

Registries that are interested in hosting the 2017 conference scheduled for Europe are asked to declare their interest by submitting a brief proposal via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to outline the location, local organizing committee and rationale to the Association by Friday 29 April 2016

NEW: IACR Constitution Voting 

As discussed at the 37th Annual IACR Conference in Mumbai during the business meeting, an updated version of the IACR Constitution is now available for members to review.

Voting on the new IACR Constitution took place from 1 December 2015 to 31 January 2016. The result will be announced soon!


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