European Cancer Organisation

Wendy Yared

Wendy Yared

Function: Member of the Oncopolicy Committee Executive

Representing: ECL

Wendy Yared has more than 25 years’ experience in public health at international level.

She is currently Director of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European alliance of national and regional cancer leagues with the vision of a Europe free of cancers.

Wendy Yared leads the ECL Secretariat based in Brussels, working primarily in advocacy at EU level. This includes collaboration with the European Parliament’s interest group MEPs Against Cancer (MAC). At the European Commission level, Wendy Yared is a member of the Expert Group on Cancer Control, represents ECL as Associated Partner in the ongoing Joint Action on Cancer Control, and was Work Package leader on Health Promotion and Prevention in the previous Joint Action - Partnership for Action Against Cancer. She furthermore led ECL in relaunching the European Week Against Cancer to promote prevention and the European Code Against Cancer. Active in the European Commission’s Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, she is also a founding member of the EU Alcohol and Health Forum.

With a Bachelor in psychology, Wendy Yared holds a Master in Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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