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.
AORTIC 2015 – 10th International Conference on Cancer in Africa
November 18-22, 2015
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
The Center for Global Health (CGH) and Global Oncology, Inc. (GO) will be presenting the Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM) at AORTIC 2015 - 10th International Conference on Cancer in Africa. The GCPM was developed through a partnership between CGH and GO, and is an online resource that displays global cancer research and cancer control projects on an interactive world map. Launching an Interactive Cancer Projects Map: A Collaborative Approach to Global Cancer Research and Program Development will be featured during the poster session, and a series of live demonstrations of GCPM will be held throughout the conference at booths #23 & 24. The poster session and demos offer an opportunity to introduce the GCPM to an international audience of oncologists and cancer control partners.
Other CGH programs will be highlighted during sponsored sessions, including Implementation Research; Pediatric Oncology Partnerships; and BIG CAT. Joining Forces to Overcome Cancer: The Kenya Cancer Research and Control Stakeholder Meeting Experience will be presented during the conference poster session.
Webinar: Investing in Tobacco Control is Investing in Cancer Control
Friday, October 23, 2015
9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT
The National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health (CGH) and the American Cancer Society (ACS), in coordination with the World Lung Foundation present, Investing in Tobacco Control is Investing in Cancer Control, a webinar to be held on Friday, October 23, 2015, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT. Hosted by CGH Director, Dr. Ted Trimble, and ACS’s Vice President of Economic and Health Policy Research, Dr. Jeff Drope, the webinar will discuss how tobacco control should feature prominently within broader cancer control strategies and activities. The presenters will first place tobacco control within the cancer control paradigm and demonstrate its status as an extraordinary public health “best buy.” The team will then present the tobacco control activities and interventions that are proven as both highly effective and cost-effective, including tobacco taxation, marketing bans, smoke free policies, graphic warning labels, and mass media campaigns. The webinar will end with a moderated Q&A/discussion with participants. To view the webinar, please log in using the following link: https://acsevents.webex.com/acsevents/onstage/g.php?d=662206282&t=a.
The webinar will also be available for download after the presentation.
International Cancer Control Leadership Forum in Central Asia
October 14-16, 2015
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The Center for Global Health is partnering with the National Cancer Center of Uzbekistan, the Association of Directors Cancer Centers and Radiation Institutes of Commonwealth of Independent States Countries and Eurasia (ADIOR), and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to host the International Cancer Control Leadership Forum in Central Asia on October 14-16, 2015. The 3-day forum will convene teams comprised of government, civil society, private sector, and academic representatives from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, in an effort to increase the capacity of participating countries to initiate or enhance cancer control planning and implementation through a multi-sectoral approach.
International Collaboration for Search Methods Development in Oncology (CReDO) Workshop
November 22-26, 2015
Location: Mumbai, India
The Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and the National Cancer Grid of India, with support from the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, announce a five-day residential workshop on clinical research protocol development. The objective of this workshop is to train researchers in oncology on the various aspects of clinical trial design and protocol development from research ideas. Participation is open to researchers with training in surgical, medical, or radiation oncology or any branch related to oncology. Preference will be given to early and middle-level researchers working in an academic setting, demonstrating a commitment to continuing research in oncology.
The application deadline to participate in the CReDO Workshop is August 30, 2015. Additional details about the workshop and application process is available at tmc.gov.in under Announcements / Events.
Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism
October 12-13, 2015
Location: New Delhi, India
October 15-16, 2015
Location: Mumbai, India
In collaboration with the Institute of Cytology, the Preventive Oncology and the Public Health Foundation of India, and Tata Memorial Centre, the NCI, Center for Global Health and Office of Communications and Public Liaison will host Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism in New Delhi and Mumbai, India this fall.
The Cancer Research in the Media (CRiM) is an international workshop for scientific and public health journalism. This 2-day workshop is intended for local journalists in international locations. The workshop is designed to increase their understanding of complex scientific findings. Participants will improve their ability to evaluate the source and credibility of cancer research and will consequently better communicate that information to the public. Please click here for more information on CriM Workshops.
Latin America Cancer Control Leadership Forum
September 1-3, 2015
Location: Cancun, Mexico
CGH, in coordination with Instituto de Cancerologia de Mexico (INCan), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Sociedad Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Oncologia Medica (SLACOM), Red de Institutos Nacionales de Cancer (RINC), Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center. are partnering with countries from the Latin American region to help initiate or enhance cancer control planning efforts in order to decrease the global burden of cancer. The Latin America Cancer Control Leadership Forum will convene teams comprised of government, civil society, private sector, and academic representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay 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.
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.
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.