The Sixty-Third Session of the Governing Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is taking place on 17–18 May 2021. This session of the Governing Council is being held remotely via web conference, due to travel restrictions put in place to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governing Council includes representatives from the World Health Organization as well as from the ministries of health, national cancer institutes, or similar government bodies involved in public health from each IARC Participating State. An Observer from the IARC Scientific Council is also attending the meeting.
This session of the Governing Council is chaired by Dr Stephen M. Robbins of the Institute of Cancer Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.