2019 Annual Conference

Lisbon, Portugal, 4th – 6th April 2019

Our 9th international conference for kidney cancer patient organisations will be held in Lisbon from 4th-6th April 2019. Over 50 patient advocates from 25 countries will come together to hear the latest information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney cancer. The conference also allows patient organisations to share best practices, exchange experiences and work with us to reduce the global burden of kidney cancer.

Highlights include a keynote lecture by Professor Serena Barello from the Catholic University of Milan who will discuss the value of patient activation – the value of teaching patients how to participate in their healthcare decisions to improve outcomes for patients with all stages of kidney cancer.

To read the full agenda click here: Conference agenda

In parallel with our conference, the Associação Portuguesa de Urologia and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Urologia will be hosting a Kidney Cancer Expert Clinicians Meeting on Friday 5th April. Bringing both meetings together in parallel allows for communication and demonstration of the value of medical/advocate partnerships. To view the agenda click here:


2018 Annual Conference

Mexico City, 12th, 13th & 14th April 2018

Our 8th IKCC Conference for kidney cancer patient organisations recently held in Mexico City, Mexico was a huge success with over 50 kidney cancer patient advocates from 25 countries attending.

Throughout the three-day meeting patient organisation leaders learned about latest developments in kidney cancer care, discussed active patient involvement and shared experiences with national healthcare policies. This meeting was held alongside a Clinical Experts meeting hosted by the Latin American Renal Cancer Group (LARCG) the Mexican Society of Urology (SMU) and the Mexican Association of Urological Oncology (MAUO).

During the Annual General Meeting, Dr. Rachel Giles, Chair of IKCC, announced the organisation’s inaugural Medical Advisory Board.

For information about the conference and the new IKCC Medical Advisory Board please click here:
IKCC News Item 2018-04


2017 Annual Conference

3385_de_02_p_1024x768Warsaw, Poland 6th, 7th & 8th April 2017

 Over 50 kidney cancer advocates from 28 countries met in Warsaw, Poland for our 7th international conference for organisations representing patients with kidney cancer.

The first ever Global Kidney Cancer Awareness Day – Thursday 22nd June 2017 – was officially launched following the keynote address on the ‘Global Burden of Kidney Cancer’ delivered by Prof. Dr. Hendrik van Poppel of Belgium.

During our conference we heard from many other well respected clinicians and experts covering important topics including clinical trials, supportive care, radiotherapy, risk factors and real world evidence.

Throughout the three-day meeting patient group leaders from around the world also heard about latest developments in kidney cancer care, discussed active patient involvement and shared experiences with national healthcare policies.

To read the full agenda from our three day conference click here.

Photos: See photos from our 2017 conference on our Facebook page

For information about our global conferences please contact Julia Black, Project Manager, IKCC: Julia@ikcc.org

Past Conferences