Center for Global Health Events
In an effort to fulfill the Center for Global Health’s mission of advancing global cancer research, the Center sponsors a number of global health events for both domestic and international audiences. Events vary by region and topic and all events focus on the open exchange of scientific knowledge.
Events are listed in reverse-chronological order.
January 8-10, 2014
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are co-sponsoring this conference. Its goal is to promote and facilitate new scientific collaborations, interactions, and sharing of knowledge among cancer health care providers, researchers and bioengineers, and to encourage new research programs that increase collaborations among them. Bioengineers will have an opportunity to learn about important topics in cancer research, identify where technologies are needed and gain insights on which technologies may be most effective. Cancer care givers and scientists learned about emerging technologies that could be adapted to faster, lower cost, more effective cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment.
A post conference symposium on Cancer Detection, Diagnostics and Treatment Technologies for Global Health will be sponsored by the NCI Center for Global Health on January 10. The symposium is aimed at promoting the development of low-cost, portable cancer technologies suitable for limited resource environments.
November 18-20, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa
CGH, in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), will be hosting the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Grant Writing and Peer Review Workshop. The goal of this workshop is to encourage Sub-Saharan African investigators to address public health issues through research. Workshop topics will include tools and tips for use in writing grant applications, who’s who at funding agencies, the peer review process, research and training funding opportunities for Sub-Saharan African scientists at NIH and other organizations, and management of grants at the recipient institutions in Africa. Applications will be accepted no later than Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11:59 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time.
Exploring U.S. – China Collaboration in Cancer Treatment Trials: Current Status and Future Opportunities
May 28-29, 2013
CGH and the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (which has been designated as the National Cancer Center of China by the Ministry of Health) co-organized a workshop to discuss the current status of cancer treatment trials in the U.S. and China, and brainstorm possible areas for future collaboration. The workshop included more than 40 participants, including researchers, medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation experts. Many of the discussions focused on developing international collaborations in investigator-initiated trials that address clinical and research questions unlikely to be pursued by pharmaceutical company sponsors. Workshop participants discussed specific opportunities for enhanced collaboration in specific cancer types, including: selected molecular subtypes of lung cancer, esophageal and stomach cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer and breast and gynecologic cancers.
Global Cancer Research Day
March 13, 2013
Woodley Park Marriott, Washington, D.C.
Global Cancer Research Day was hosted by CGH in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Approximately 160 individuals participated in this daylong event that focused on forging connections and implementing best practices for global cancer research. Participants included research and clinical professionals and represented universities, government agencies, and cancer centers, both domestic and foreign. Global Cancer Research Day provided an opportunity for highly interactive discussions on a range of topics. Participants were able to exchange information about their programs in global cancer research, identify potential geographic and scientific areas for collaboration, and work to develop strategic priorities related to research focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
February 19-20, 2013
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cancer Research in the Media is a workshop where participants will learn the complexities of reporting on health and science topics, addressing the challenges that journalists experience and improving their ability to share accurate cancer-related information with the public. Participants who attended this workshop in Puerto Rico had the opportunity to meet with leading cancer experts as well as highly regarded health and science journalists from both the United States of America and the Caribbean basin.
February 14, 2013 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
6130 Executive Blvd (EPN), Conference Room J
Cancer has emerged as the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Many countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa are ill prepared to handle this evolving crisis in medical care. Building on the successful collaborative partnership centered on HIV-AIDS (the Academic Model for Providing Access to Healthcare) is the AMPATH-Oncology program, which is focused on enhancing the research, educational and clinical care infrastructure for western Kenya. In this presentation, Dr. Patrick Loehrer provided the background and current status of this ongoing experiment in health care delivery. A recording of the presentation is available on the CGH Seminar Series web page.
Contact: Dr. Makeda Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 2013 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
6001 Executive Blvd., Conference Room A, Rockville, Maryland
In this lecture, Dr. Ann Marie Nelson provided data on the current state of the pathology workforce, workload, infrastructure and education in three areas of Africa (East, South and West). She also covered recent discussion of establishment of functional and sustainable pathology departments, based on discussions at the International Academy of Pathology. A recording of the presentation is available on the CGH Seminar Series web page.
Contact: Dr. Makeda Williams, email@example.com
US-Latin America Cancer Research Network 4th Annual Meeting
November 14-16, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The focus of this meeting was the integration of science and safeguards, and ensuring adherence and regulatory compliance to international standards as best practices in science administration. In addition, the 4th Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for the US-LA CRN to recognize its newest members, Colombia, Peru, and Puerto Rico.
August 22-23, 2011
This conference brought together oncologists, clinicians, public health scientists, engineers and researchers from academia, government, nongovernmental organizations, and industry to discuss public health needs and cancer detection and diagnostics from several perspectives. Topics included: treatable cancers, cancer biomarkers, technologies with potential for cancer detection, and diagnosis, prognosis and cancer treatment in global health settings.
Indo-US Workshop on Low-Cost Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical Technologies
November 18-20, 2008
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health in the US and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India issued a joint statement in October 2007 to cooperate on the development of low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic medical technologies. This workshop brought together interested parties from each country to identify joint opportunities for productive collaborations.
Scientists, engineers and clinicians from the U.S. and India participated in the workshop on low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, 18-20 November 2008 in Hyderabad, India.
A joint report issues on this workshop, summary, and recommendations for future collaboration can be found here.