WICC 2016   |   Brisbane   |   Australia


The inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference was hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Brisbane Australia from 12th - 14th April 2016. Over 300 delegates from 15 different countries registered to attend the conference.

WICC 2016 provided an invaluable opportunity for delegates to network and build partnerships with researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, nurses, advocacy groups, allied health and other related professionals, cancer survivors and carers, and Indigenous community groups and leaders from around the globe.


The Yarning Circle

The Yarning Circle was a relaxed and welcoming space at the conference venue during WICC 2016 where participants listened to others and shared stories.

The Yarning Circle connected people, and the stories told will provide inspiration as we continue to discuss cancer survival, cancer care and screening services, health and wellbeing programs, cancer research and education programs for Indigenous people internationally.


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The Yarning Circle was a popular space during the conference, situated in a central area. Each day, elders from many lands would arrive early and take their places on the seats around the circle.

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A variety of services and organisations used the Yarning Circle to talk about their work. The less formal setting made it easier for participants to ask questions and start discussions about work being done.

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You can download a copy of the Yarning Circle Program here.


Yarning Circle Gallery

Click on the button below to see a selection of photos from the Yarning Circle during WICC 2016