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SYMPOSIA, SPONSORED SESSIONS, SIDE MEETINGS

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SYMPOSIA

Some of our valued sponsors will be hosting symposia during the conference.

VARIAN SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, 7 Nov, 10:00 – 11:00 AM SAST
In this session, we will be delighted to share our vision and initiatives towards a World Without Fear of Cancer. We will speak about our activities in Africa and the solutions we have been designing to bring access to Intelligent Cancer Care. We will also be joined by our users and hear how technology has been helping them offering high quality treatments to their community. We look forward to seeing you in our symposium.

ELEKTA SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, 7 Nov, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM SAST

LEVERAGING EXISTING HIV LABORATORY CAPABILITIES TO TRANSFORM CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – BECKMAN COULTER SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, 7 Nov, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM SAST

Leveraging Existing HIV Laboratory Capabilities to Transform Cancer Diagnosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

This educational workshop will be facilitated by Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa (BLFA) with focus on improving cancer diagnosis and care in Sub-Saharan Africa. The first part of the workshop will highlight state-of-the art technology that improves speed, accuracy and utility for classifying and diagnosing hematologic malignancies. This section will also emphasize and discuss the importance of measurable residual disease and how this can be applied post-treatment to monitor patients. The second part of the workshop will apply an Oncologist’s perspective on the challenges of bringing patients into care in resource limited settings. This will be an experiential section of the workshop to share lessons from more than a decade of Oncology Care in Western Kenya and how health systems can improve cancer care. The workshop will end with a moderated Q&A taking questions from delegates and answers from the speakers.

BLFA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Seattle, Washington, supporting innovative programs to reduce the disparities in childhood cancer care in underserved areas. Our mission is to cure children with cancer by ensuring patients and families receive the medical, social, and economic support needed to help them successfully access and complete curative treatment. We do this by supporting in-country programs in partnership with NGOs, medical centers, and governmental organizations.

NOVARTIS SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION (1)
Sunday, 7 Nov, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM SAST

NOVARTIS SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION(2)
Monday, 8 Nov, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM (SAS)

CEPHEID SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SAST

Innovations in Women’s Health & Oncology: Using diagnostics to promote
early detection and improved management of cancers affecting women.

ENHANCING SUB-SAHARAN CANCER CARE SYSTEMS FOR TARGETED THERAPY, ONE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AT A TIME Brought to you by BMSF
Tuesday, November 9, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (SAST)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation AORTIC 2021 Workshop Hour: Brief Summary

The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Global Cancer Disparities Africa Initiative has a mission to help address cancer disparities with a focus on lung, cervical, paediatric, and multiple myeloma in selected sub-Saharan countries. We value collaboration across the region, focusing on communities most at risk of experiencing disparities to accessing care for serious diseases. We empower our partners to develop and test innovative solutions to advance health equity and improve access to quality healthcare for patients.

We believe the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) Conference provides a good platform for the BMSF Global Cancer Disparities Africa Initiative to create more collaborations, expand our partners’ network and reach, and to learn and share lessons and/or best practices from our interventions with our colleagues across the continent.

Our session, titled “Enhancing Sub-Saharan Cancer Care Systems for Targeted Therapy – One Demonstration Project at a Time”, scheduled for November 9th at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM SAST, will be inviting cancer experts from Botswana, Tanzania, Geneva, and the United States of America who work closely with cancer institutions on the continent to highlight the importance, relevance, and successes of targeted immuno-therapy in cancer patients in Africa.

SPONSORED SESSIONS

Our sponsored sessions are showcased here.

Reinventing cancer care in Africa through partnerships
Hosted by City Cancer Challenge
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SAST

REINVENTING CANCER CARE IN AFRICA THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS Brought to you by C/CAN

VARIAN PRODUCT THEATRE
Sunday, 7 November, 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM (SAST)

In this session, we will share the latest innovations on Halcyon, a platform designed to address the needs for high-quality and efficient radiotherapy. We will speak about how these capabilities can help bring access to higher quality treatments.

Don’t miss this panel discussion exploring how cancer care in Africa is being reinvented through the power of multistakeholder partnerships. Sharing their insights and lessons learned through the City Cancer Challenge initiative in Africa, speakers from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (Vanessa Sarchet, Associate Director of International Affairs), Roche Ghana (Philip Anderson, Country Manager) and others from the private and public sectors, will dive into how cross-cutting partnerships can drive policy and planning, quality care delivery, and health systems and governance.

SIDE MEETINGS

AORTIC conferences are known for the conversations and connections that happen in between and outside of the conference rooms – whether virtual or in person. We’re pleased to be able to share the information about a number of side meetings that will be taking place alongside the main AORTIC 2021 Virtual programme.

Implementation Science SIG activities

The SIG activities aim to bring together researchers, clinicians and implementers of projects in Africa to discuss the vital role of implementation science research in strengthening cancer control efforts on the continent. At the end of the 2-day session the special interest group will be launched which will provide a platform for capacity building, networking as well as regional collaborations and research.

Proposed Agenda:

DAY 1 SIG ACTIVITIES 10:10 – 13:00
Time/SAST Activity Speaker
10:10 – 10:15 Welcome
10:15 – 11:15 Abstract Presentation
11:15 – 12:00 Exploring the role of implementation science in strengthening the health care systems across Africa Prof Latifat Ibisiomi
12:00- 12:30 The role of behavioral intervention in promoting cancer control in Africa Dr Catherine Oladoyinbo
12:30 – 1:00 Wrap up and close DR LASEBIKAN
DAY 2 SIG BUSINESS MEETING AND LAUNCH 12:00 – 2:20PM
Time/SAST Activity Facilitator
12:00 – 12:45PM Building Capacity in implementation science to affect Africa

Lead discussant

Prof Echezona

12:45- 1:30PM Promoting implementation science in Cancer care across Africa.
1:30- 2:10PM Defining SIG Broad Objectives, goals and next steps
2:10-2:20PM Summary and Launch of AORTIC implementation science special Interest group Prof Odedina

When:
Friday 5 November; 10h00 SAST
Saturday 6 November, 12h00 SAST

To join on Friday and on Saturday:
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Meeting ID: 881 162 7949
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Medicaid Cancer Foundation Side Meeting

Hosted by Medicaid Cancer Foundation
Saturday, 6 Nov, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM SAST
The theme is “Improving Cervical Cancer Outcomes in Nigeria” and all AORTIC 2021 Virtual conference attendees are welcome to attend.

REGISTER HERE