Delegate registration is open, with discounts for AORTIC members, participants from African countries and early registrations. Register online with a credit card or request an invoice, and book accommodation, accompanying guests and day tours at the same time. In order to secure your first choice of accommodation, we recommend registering right away.

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Funding is available for potential conference participants who will require financial support to attend AORTIC 2013. Bursary applications are now being accepted. The deadline is 18 June 2013 and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in July 2013. Please note that you must register before you submit a bursary application, and preference will be given to those that submit abstracts.

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The AORTIC 2013 Scientific Programme Committee invites you to contribute to the programme by submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

The target audience for AORTIC’s 9th International Cancer Conference is anyone interested in the cancer burden in Africa, including physicians, nurses, social workers, researchers, and representatives of NGOs and international businesses.

The programme will address cutting edge cancer management and basic science and clinical research on cancers relevant to Africa. This will include the following topics: National Cancer Control Plans (NCCPs), Cancer Registration, Basic Sciences, Genetics, Epigenetics, Site-specific Cancers, Biomarkers, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Epidemiology, HIV-AIDS-related Cancers, Haematology, Cancer Advocacy, Tobacco-related Cancers, Paediatric Oncology, Palliative Care, and Oncology Nursing.

Click here to download the Call for Abstracts document for more information, including how to submit, deadlines, submission requirements, and topics.

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Date: 21-24 November 2013
Contact Person: Skye Wilson ( or Dr Tim Rebbeck (
The goal of the AORTIC African Cancer Leaders Institute (ACLI) is to develop the next generation of leaders in cancer research, advocacy, education, policy, and clinical practice in Africa. The ACLI will develop activities for individuals who commit to provide leadership in cancer for Africa. The ACLI will commission workshops, satellite meetings, exchanges, and other activities to compliment the professional competencies of ACLI participants.
The inauguration of the ACLI will occur at the AORTIC 2013 meeting in Durban, South Africa, 21-24 November 2013. The ACLI is conceived as a “meeting within a meeting” and will take place at the biennial AORTIC meeting. ACLI participants will be expected to attend the regular AORTIC scientific sessions, but also participate in lunchtime meeting sessions designed specifically for the ACLI, as well as meet with mentors individually.
Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis through an evaluation of submitted applications and other required documents.  A limited number of travel awards will be available to qualified candidates.

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Date: 20 November 2013
Contact Person: Shannon Pressey (
This workshop will focus on training 25 Master Trainers in one of the following advocacy areas: Political, Education, Research, Fundraising, Support, and Community Outreach (with about four participants in each group). Participants will be selected through a rigorous screening process based on: (i) interest and involvement in advocacy; (ii) personal commitment to cancer advocacy; (iii) tangible goals and feasible plan to train a minimum of 100 advocates within two years; and (iv) evidence of organization’s commitment to meet advocacy training goals.
Please click here for more information and to download the relevant documents.

Date:  21 November
Contact Person: Shannon Pressey (
The 2nd Biennial International Workshop on Cancer Advocacy for African Countries (CAAC) is open to all AORTIC 2013 delegates and will provide participants the skills to: (1) mobilize the resources within African countries for health promotion, prevention, and survivorship strategies; (2) partner with key stakeholders to accomplish targeted objectives; (3) raise funds to support advocacy activities; and (4) develop and successfully organize community-centered programs. The theme for the 2nd biennial conference is: “Cancer Advocacy: Tools for Political, Education, Research, Fundraising, Support and Community Outreach Advocacies”.
Participants are invited to submit an advocacy poster, and organisations are invited to exhibit at the Expo. Please click here for more information and to download the relevant documents.
The AORTIC 2013 Conference Secretariat is available to answer all your questions regarding the conference. Contact us using the details below and we will respond right away. We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours sincerely,

The AORTIC 2013 Conference Secretariat

AORTIC 2013 Conference Secretariat

African Agenda
Tel: +27 (0)21 683 2934
Fax: +27 (0)21 683 0816


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Key Dates

Call for abstracts issued:
25 February 2013


Bursary applications accepted:
25 February 2013


Abstract submission and bursary applications deadline:
18 June 2013


All successful applicants advised:
July 2013


Early registration closes
31 July 2013