AORTIC is an African-based organization with membership from countries throughout Africa and the international cancer community. Our key objectives are to further research relating to cancers prevalent in Africa, facilitate and support training initiatives in oncology for health care workers, create cancer prevention and control programmes and to raise public awareness of cancer on the continent. We strive to unite the African continent in achieving its goal of a cancer-free Africa and seek to make a positive impact throughout the region through collaboration with health ministries and global cancer organizations.

One way in which AORTIC achieves this is by hosting its biennial cancer conferences in various African countries so as to raise awareness about cancer and create an impact in those regions. In 2011, AORTIC held its eighth international cancer conference in Cairo, Egypt, with the vast majority of participants from 32 of the 54 countries in Africa. Other participants and speakers were from the USA, UK, Germany, Colombia, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Canada, Saudi Arabia and India. This time in Southern Africa, AORTIC looks forward to hosting AORTIC 2013 from 21 – 24 November 2013 in Durban, South Africa.

Become a member today

By becoming a member of AORTIC today, you will join 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 newsletter and 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.

YOU can make a real difference in the lives of those suffering from cancer by becoming a member. Sign up now at www.aortic-africa.org.

For more information about AORTIC please e-mail or visit www.aortic-africa.org.

"Working together to prevent, control and care for cancer in Africa"

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
Bursary application deadline:
AORTIC 2013 Pre Conference Workshops:
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November 2013
AORTIC 2013:
Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 November 2013