AORTIC 2009 is AORTIC’s seventh international cancer conference and follows on the success of AORTIC 2007 in Cape Town and AORTIC 2005 in Dakar. The theme of AORTIC 2009 is Cancer in Africa - the New Reality and will focus on all aspects of cancer care and management from prevention and diagnoses to treatment and palliation. It will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11-14 November 2009.

AORTIC is committed to making cancer control a priority on the health care agendas of all African countries and one of the organisation’s most effective tools is its biennial international conference. The scientific programme will promote and facilitate an international exchange of research and practical information among practitioners working in cancer care, in Africa and around the world.

Programme Highlights:

  • "Meet the Experts" breakfast sessions
  • Interactive workshops
  • National Cancer Control Programmes (NCCPs)
  • Management of specific cancers
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Palliation
  • Breast cancer in Africa
  • Tobacco-related cancers
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Cancer and HIV in Africa
  • Ethical research in Africa
  • Nutrition and cancer
  • Cancer of the cervix in Africa
  • Urological malignancies
  • Colorectal cancer in Africa
  • Methodology of clinical trials
  • Cancer registries in Africa
  • Oncology nursing
  • Haematological malignancies in Africa
  • Working with alternative health care systems
  • Psycho-social aspects of cancer
  • How to write a grant

27 March 2009
Abstract Submissions

27 March 2009
Bursary Applications

April 2009
Registration opens

11 November 2009
AORTIC 2009 Opening Ceremony

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