November, 2023
November 2023
Ulrika Årehed Kågström reflects on World Cancer Leaders’ Summit 2023
25/10/2023 18:16

Ulrika Årehed Kågström reflects on World Cancer Leaders’ Summit 2023

Quoting Ulrika Årehed Kågström on LinkedIn:

”Just returned home from participating in the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit. It has been four years since we were last able to meet in this forum and it was fantastic to meet 350 leaders from 72 countries convening in Long Beach again.

The theme ‘Cancer in a changing world’ captured the big global challenges that the cancer community and wider health community face.

We discussed a gamut of pressing issues: from inequities in cancer care, the impact of climate change and crisis situations on cancer care, to disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence in diagnosis and mRNA vaccines. Additional topics such as antimicrobial resistance and the obesity epidemic were also on the agenda.

During the meeting, the Latin American Code Against Cancer was launched. I had the privilege to give an opening speech where I emphasized the importance of the European code as a valuable tool in cancer prevention efforts and how Cancerfonden has utilized it.”

Source: Ulrika Årehed Kågström/LinkedIn

Ulrika Årehed Kågström is the President-Elect of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the Secretary-General of the Swedish Cancer Society. Prior to joining the Swedish Cancer Society, Ulrika was the Secretary-General at the Swedish Red Cross. She is also the chairperson of the Swedish Arts Council (appointed by the Government). At UICC, prior being elected as the President, Ulrika was the treasurer, chairman & member of the Knowledge, Advocacy and Policy Committee, chairman & member of the Finance Committee, member of the Strategy Review task force, member of the ATOM coalition task force, member of the Governance committee, member of the task force on AMR, member of the Advisory board of the Solidarity Fund for Ukraine and member of the Congress and Summit Committee.