Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) for the Global Launch of the "Latin American and the Caribbean Code against Cancer" jointly between the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This is the first Regional Code that adapts the model of the European Code Against Cancer under the IARC initiative of the Framework for a World Code Against Cancer, to develop recommendations for cancer prevention directed to the region, taking into account the specific contexts in terms of risk factors, health systems and social inequalities in the Latin American and Caribbean Region.
The "Latin America and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer" includes recommendations for decision-makers at the level of health systems and health service providers, in addition to recommendations for the general population.
How to participate
- DATE: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
- TIME: 10:00 A.M. (EDT) [Check local time in other cities at the bottom of the page]
- LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, and Portuguese with simultaneous translation.
- REGISTRATION: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VRRN-OWsRQ-e4EOd7Wxkhg#/registration
Objectives of the meeting
- Carry out a joint launch with PAHO and IARC Directors of the “Latin American and the Caribbean Code Against Cancer”.
- Present content of the Code to PAHO offices, Ministries of Health of the region, Civil Society, and the general population.
- Work on the dissemination plan for the Code in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cancer prevention specialists from Latin America and the Caribbean, led by PAHO and IARC, with the support of the Latin American Society and the Caribbean Medical Oncology (SLACOM), have made a compilation of recommendations based on scientific evidence to reduce the risk of developing cancer and be able to detect it early, for the Latin American and the Caribbean Region, in the official document called “Latin America and the Caribbean Code against Cancer”.
More than 60 experts from the region have been involved in the development of the document. They were organized in different working groups during 2021 and 2022. The final recommendations were evaluated and approved by the Scientific Committee in two executive meetings that took place on May 30 and 31, 2022, and on November 8 and 10, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Following up on the recommendations developed by the working groups and reviewed and approved by the Scientific Committee, the project coordinating group is pleased to share the first edition of the “Latin America and the Caribbean Code against Cancer” (LAC Code).
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. Opening remarks.
Silvana Luciani, Unit Chief – Non-Communicable Diseases, PAHO.
10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The World Code Against Cancer, a history and a direction that begins with a new Code.
Elisabete Widerpass - Director, IARC.
10:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Regional perspectives on cancer and the importance of the LAC Code
Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, Director PAHO
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Presentation of LAC Code Recommendations.
Carolina Espina - Staff scientist, IARC
10:40 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Presentation of Recommendations as Public Policies LAC Code
Mauricio Maza - Regional Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control, PAHO
10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Importance of the role of Civil Society in the dissemination of the LAC Code in Brazil
Ida Zstamfater - President of amigo_h
11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Importance of the role of Civil Society in the dissemination of the LAC Code in the Caribbean
Laura Tucker Longsworth - Board member of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition
11:05 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Importance of the role of Civil Society in the dissemination of the LAC Code in Latin America
Eduardo Cazap - President, RINC-SLACOM, ALICC
11:10 a.m. – Closing remarks.
Visit the IARC website for the Latin America and the Caribbean Code against Cancer.
Time in other cities
- 7:00 am.– Los Angeles, Vancouver
- 8:00 am. – Belmopan, Guatemala City, Managua, Mexico City, San Jose (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 9:00 am. – Bogota, Panamá City, Kingston, Lima, Quito
- 10:00 am. – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, Havana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Washington DC
- 11:00 am – Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago
- 4:00 p.m. – Geneva, Madrid
For other cities, check the local time in the following link.