The goal of the AORTIC African Cancer Leaders Institute (ACLI) is to develop the next generation of leaders in cancer research, advocacy, education, policy, and clinical practice in Africa. ACLI will create a pathway for successful participants to demonstrate leadership skills within the Organization by serving on AORTIC committees and Council.
The ACLI will develop activities for individuals who commit to provide leadership in cancer for Africa. The ACLI will commission workshops, satellite meetings, exchanges, and other activities to compliment the professional competencies of ACLI participants.
The overall objective is to develop the next generation of leaders in cancer research and practice in Africa with the following objectives.
Aim 1. Intensive training for career development – Review advanced concepts in patient oriented cancer research and public-private partnerships to accelerate progress in cancer care.
Aim 2. Network development – ACLI participants and mentors will share and discuss research and advocacy needs, developing long-term relationships and potential for collaboration. ACLI members of past cohorts (2013, 2015, 2017) will also be invited to ACLI networking meetings.
Aim 3. Mentorship – Individuals of senior stature with experience in various aspects of research, academic, clinical, outreach, and other areas of leadership in Africa will be identified to serve as mentors to ACLI participants.
Aim 4. Long-term scholarly advancement – Disseminate new knowledge and promote the careers of a new generation of leading African investigators, especially women and minority participants by publishing a summary of ACLI topics with Keynote Speakers.
Successful candidates for the ACLI will be individuals who show promise to lead initiatives and activities related to clinical cancer research in Africa. Applicants can be at all levels of experience and will be selected to represent a wide range of areas, including research, clinical practice, advocacy, outreach, policy, and other areas relevant to the development of cancer leadership in Africa. Special consideration will be given to those individuals who are involved in patient care or engaged in patient oriented research relevant to Africa, or individuals who are planning to apply for NIH research training grants or career development awards like F32/K01/K08/K23/K43/K99/R00 and/or can provide a rationale for how they will contribute to the development of high quality cancer care in Africa. Candidates will be encouraged to demonstrate their interest and ability to commit to AORTIC and cancer leadership activities over the long term. ACLI will be particularly suitable for awardees of K43 Global Leadership Awards. Candidates must be paid up members for the 2019 AORTIC membership year to be considered for the award and program.
ACLI participants will participate in the following ACLI-supported activities:
How to apply
Submission and applications: