Due to continuing travel restrictions and uncertainty over vaccination processes globally, the AORTIC leadership decided not to hold an in-person conference this year, and instead will present the conference in a virtual format.
The 13th AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa will take place virtually from 5 to 10 November 2021.
We’re using a platform called Socio. Our conference organiser is familiar with it and have been using it since the start of the pandemic restrictions in 2020. We think it’s a great platform for a virtual conference because it can be used on a mobile device AND/OR on your laptop in a browser. We say “AND/OR” because it’s actually great to use both in unison – networking on mobile and attending sessions on the web app.
In addition to attending livestreamed sessions, you will be able to:
- Ask questions, participate in polls
- Read abstracts, speaker information, and session descriptions
- Interact with other attendees one-on-one via chat and video
- Visit exhibitors, download their brochures, and interact with them via chat or video
- Access “on-demand” recorded content and catch up on sessions you might have missed
Accessing the virtual platform is easy and step-by-step instructions will be sent to all registered delegates. You can use your laptop/computer, your tablet, or your phone.
The virtual conference will feature all of the session types that have taken place during previous in-person AORTIC conferences, including:
- Pre-Conference Sessions and Workshops
- Keynote Presentations
- Plenary Sessions
- Round Table Focus Groups
- Pre-recorded Oral Presentations (previously posters)
- Awards Ceremony
Most sessions will include a live Q&A component.
Yes. The conference will offer three streams and sessions will be run concurrently on separate streams
Yes. All sessions (where presenters have given permission) will be available for viewing “on demand” at your convenience. Recordings will be available within 72 hours of the live presentation. Conference registration will include on-demand access to all sessions authorised for publication for up to six months after the conference.
Yes, certificates of participation will be emailed to all registered and participating attendees at the conclusion of the virtual conference
Abstracts will be released in August 2021 and will be available via the conference website.
Yes. Our exhibitors will have virtual exhibition booths where they can share their information and make themselves available for meetings.
Yes, you will need to pay a registration fee to take part in the virtual conference. Registration is open and you can find all of the information on fees here.
No, you do not need to be a member to attend. There is a special rate offered to AORTIC members but non-members can join AORTIC while registering and immediately be eligible for the special rate.
Our registration team is ready to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The accepted abstracts will be available on the conference website in August.
Yes, all presenters will need to register to present their abstracts.
Our programme team is ready to help. Please contact email@example.com.
EXHIBITORS and sponsors
I am interested in becoming an exhibitor at the virtual conference. What opportunities are available?
Our help desk is ready to help. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.