The biennial AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa is hosted by the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). The 2017 conference will take place from 7 to 10 November 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. AORTIC is a pan-African, bilingual, multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the promotion of cancer care and control in Africa.

AORTIC’s key objectives are to further research relating to cancers prevalent in Africa and to facilitate and support training initiatives in oncology for health-care workers. Their research and training covers an array of issues related to cancer control in Africa such as:

  • National Cancer Control Programmes
  • Establishing, advocating and training for Cancer Registration across the continent
  • Strengthening health care delivery systems, in line with African Union policy

AORTIC strives to unite the African continent in achieving its goal of a cancer-free Africa and seeks to make a positive impact throughout the region through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organisations.

Become a member of AORTIC and join a network of healthcare professionals who are working to address the cancer burden in Africa.

Past AORTIC Conferences

AORTIC 2015: Marrakech, Morocco

AORTIC 2013: Durban, South Africa

AORTIC 2011: Cairo, Egypt

AORTIC 2009: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

AORTIC 2007: Cape Town, South Africa

AORTIC 2005: Dakar, Senegal

AORTIC 2003: Accra, Ghana

AORTIC 1989: Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo

AORTIC 1985: Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

AORTIC 1983: Lomé, Togo