AFRICAN ORGANISATION FOR RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN CANCER (AORTIC)
AORTIC is a pan-African, bilingual, multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the promotion of cancer care and control in Africa. Our 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. Our research and training cover a diverse 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; and strengthening health care delivery systems, in line with African Union policy.
One way in which AORTIC achieves these goals is by hosting biennial cancer conferences in various African countries so as to raise awareness about cancer and create an impact in those regions. In 2013, AORTIC held the Ninth International Conference on Cancer in Africa in Durban, South Africa, with the vast majority of participants from 31 of the 54 countries in Africa. Other participants and speakers came from 39 non-African countries. This time in North Africa, AORTIC looks forward to hosting AORTIC 2015 from 18 – 22 November 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco, with the theme "Roadmap to Cancer Control in Africa".
Are you a member of AORTIC?
Join AORTIC and become part of a growing network of healthcare professionals who are working to address the cancer burden in Africa.
As a member, you will receive access to our quarterly e-newsletters (now available in three languages: English, French and Portuguese) including cancer alert bulletins that provide the latest information on advances and studies in oncology. You will also receive advanced notices about our biennial conferences in Africa, qualify for reduced registration fees, and be eligible to vote for new AORTIC council members. By joining you will be able to network with your peers, share and access information and discuss important cancer control issues.
Become a member and you too can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer on the African continent.
"Striving towards a cancer-free Africa"