Oct 092013

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer will hold the International Conference on Cancer in Africa from 21-24 November 2013 at the International Convention Centre Durban.

AORTIC’s 9th International Cancer Conference entitled “Cancer in Africa: Bridging Science and Humanity” is held every two years and provides a unique platform to bring together leading global and African health care professionals.

Set in the vibrant city of Durban, located on the East Coast of the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, the conference aims to build on the strong scientific foundations established through previous AORTIC conferences and will provide a scientific programme covering a diverse range of topics related to cancer control in Africa. The aim is to provide attendees with different tools that can be implemented in resourceful ways.

Under the theme “Cancer in Africa: Bridging Science and Humanity”, topics discussed at the AORTIC 2013 conference will include cutting edge cancer care and basic science and clinical research on cancers related to Africa. This includes the following: National Cancer Control Plans (NCCPs), Cancer Registration, Basic Sciences, Genetics, Epigenetics, Site-specific Cancers, Biomarkers, Novel Therapies, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Epidemiology, Diagnostic Support Services, Ethics and Good Clinical Practice, HIV-AIDS-related cancers, Palliative Care and Oncology Nursing.

The conference will consist of a combination of “Meet the Experts” breakfast sessions, interactive workshops, industry symposia, plenary sessions and free communications of research performed in Africa and internationally. Speakers are drawn from across the globe representing a high level of expertise in the field of oncology.

The official languages of the conference are English and French, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the two plenary venues.

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