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Members of NCI's Center for Global Health gather for a conference.

In an effort to fulfill our mission to advance global cancer research, we sponsor a number of global health events for both domestic and international audiences. Although events vary by region and topic, they all focus on the open exchange of scientific knowledge.


Global Health Presentation Series
Throughout 2015, NCI’s Center for Global Health will be hosting a series of special presentations on the topics of global health; NCDs; and cancer control, given by experts in the community.  The presentations will highlight ongoing initiatives in low- and middle-income countries, advancements in cancer control, prevention, and research, and opportunities for collaboration. 

Presentation on the Council on Foreign Relations' NCD Task Force Report

June 3, 2015
Location: NCI Shady Grove Campus, (Rockville, MD) Terrace Room 2
Presenter: Thomas J. Bollyky, Council on Foreign Relations

Mr. Bollyky is a Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, and consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Caribbean Cancer Control Leadership Forum

May 11-13, 2015 
Location: Bridgetown, Barbados

CGH, in coordination with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, American Cancer Society, Caribbean Public Health Association, Pan American Health Organization, Cancer Care Caribbean, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and University of Hawaii, are partnering with countries from the Caribbean region to help initiate or enhance cancer control planning efforts in order to decrease the global burden of cancer. The Caribbean Cancer Control Leadership Forum will convene teams comprised of government, civil society, private sector, and academic representatives from Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago for a structured, outcomes-focused workshop in which participants learn about important aspects of cancer control planning and work on developing, enhancing or implementing their respective national cancer control plans.

All Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC) Conference 2015 - 'New Horizons for Cancer: Removing Boundaries'

May 10-15, 2015
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK


The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen's University Belfast, in conjunction with the Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Cancer Institute Consortium, will host the All-Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC) Conference 2015 at the Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, on May 10-13, 2015.

This multidisciplinary conference will bring together the cancer research and care communities on the island of Ireland with those from the UK, Europe and US including keynote speakers from the National Cancer Institute, USA. The conference will cover the main work streams of the AICC and will encompass a patient/charities forum as well as simultaneous sessions on quantitative biology, cancer health economics and policy and planning. The themes and topics of AICC 2015 should make the conference attractive to everybody involved across the spectrum of cancer disciplines.

For more information, visit AICC Conference 2015 or email questions to Elisabeth Dupont

Tobacco Control Research and Capacity Building Workshop and Training

April 19-23, 2015
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

NCI is partnering with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Muhammadiyah University Network in Indonesia on a Tobacco Control Research and Capacity Building workshop and training in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, April 19-23, 2015. The workshop will include tobacco control researchers from Indonesia, and will focus on epidemiological research methods, using research data to inform policy, and international collaborations.


Tobacco Control Curriculum in the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

April 28-30, 2015
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

From April 28-30, NCI will partner with CDC and the University of Gadjah Mada to launch a tobacco control curriculum in the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). This will be the first time UGM FETP students will be training specifically in tobacco control epidemiology as a part of their official master’s program.

The Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM) Launch

March 25, 2015
Location: Symposium on Global Cancer Research, sponsored by NCI, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CGH and Global Oncology, Inc. have developed a web-based tool that will aid in knowledge-sharing and networking between key stakeholders in international cancer research and control - the Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM). The GCPM supports a cancer research and control project database, made visible to users through a world map display where projects are mapped by their GPS coordinates. 

Symposium on Global Cancer Research

March 25, 2015
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, in coordination with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Symposium on Global Cancer Research facilitates information exchange between global health and cancer research professionals about programs in global cancer research, potential geographic and scientific areas for collaboration, and strategic priorities related to cancer research in low- and middle-income countries.

World Cancer Day 2015

February 4, 2015

Join the Center for Global Health in recognizing World Cancer Day! To learn more about our activities, visit: CGH Celebrates World Cancer Day 2015.

World Cancer Congress 2014

December 4-6, 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia

For more information about CGH's participation, visit CGH Staff Present at World Cancer Congress 2014.

  • Updated: April 30, 2015