Welcome note

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend AORTIC 2023 – the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer’s 14th International Conference on Cancer in Africa. Our theme is “Cancer in Africa: Implementation, Workforce, Opportunities” and the conference will take place in Dakar, Senegal.

Held every two years, an AORTIC cancer conference brings together renowned African and international scientists and health professionals involved in cancer care; patients and advocates; senior government officials and various stakeholders in the health sector; and members of the international cancer community. AORTIC 2023 will provide a platform to present advances in cancer research, to discuss current issues, and to propose solutions that will reduce the impact of cancer in Africa.

Returning to the West African region, where our fifth conference was held in 2005, AORTIC 2023 will build on the solid foundations established over our 40-year history. The scientific programme will offer a diverse range of topics related to cancer control in Africa, and will feature the research of many emerging scientists and clinicians from around the continent. The objective is to equip participants with various tools that can be used resourcefully.

Please save the date for AORTIC 2023. The conference, with its carefully curated scientific programme and many opportunities for networking and collaboration, offers you a unique opportunity to change the trajectory of cancer in Africa and the rest of the world. We will be happy to welcome you to Dakar, Senegal, in November 2023.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Rose Anorlu

President,  African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC)