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Global Health Events

In an effort to fulfill our mission to advance global cancer research, the Center for Global Health sponsors and participates in a number of global health events for both national and international audiences. Although events vary by region and topic, they all focus on the open exchange of scientific knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management

October 27-30, 2020
Virtual Conference Registration

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NCI and NIH have decided to hold the Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management virtually. The new dates are October 27–30, 2020, and the meeting will run from approximately 8:30am-12:00pm (Eastern Time/ET) each day. Download the draft agenda here.
 
Registration
If you plan to attend virtually, we encourage you to register early, as space is limited. Please note: if you previously registered for the in-person conference, you do not need to register again. Information regarding the virtual platform will be emailed to confirmed registrants. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Alejandro Salicrup or Jessica Freer.

Advancing the Field of Academic Global Oncology: Perspectives from the US NCI Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

November 5, 2020 1:00 PM EST
Webinar Registration

The American Society of Preventative Oncology, in coordination with Global Cancer Research SIG, is hosting the upcoming webinar: Advancing the Field of Academic Global Oncology: Perspectives from the US NCI Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, featuring speakers from NCI’s Center for Global Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

International Collaboration to Advance Global Cancer Research: The US National Cancer Institute Perspective

Friday, 20 November 2020 8:30-10:00 AM US ET
Register today or view event details on LGCW website.

The aim of this virtual webinar is to showcase examples of global cancer research partnerships and collaborations from the US National Cancer Institute perspective. The session will start with an overview of the new mission, vision, and goals of the US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health as laid out by Director Satish Gopal, MD, MPH. The session will include unique viewpoints on building global cancer research collaborations as outlined by NIH-funded cancer researchers and trainees from different regions of the world. The presentations will highlight different aspects of partnership-building to advance global cancer research, lessons learned, and recommendations. The session will conclude with a discussion and audience question and answer period. For additional information about this event, please click here

The 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (Virtual)

March 10-11, 2021 (tentative)

Call for Abstracts
Symposium Event Site

The National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health is working in partnership with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center;  Baylor College of Medicine Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University; American Society of Clinical Oncology; and American Association for Cancer Research to host the 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR2021) virtually on March 10-11, 2021 (tentative dates), preceding the 12th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference.

ASGCR2021Scientific Steering Committee is accepting abstract submissions from all persons wishing to report original research, projects, or programs related to global cancer research and control. Accepted abstracts will be selected for posters or presentations during ASGCR2021 and will be published later in 2021 in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) peer-reviewed journal that best aligns with the scientific content of the Symposium. The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is December 16, 2020. Abstract submission guidelines and additional information can be found at: https://easychair.org/cfp/asgcr9.

Past Events

CGH Director moderates Project ECHO® COVID-19 Global Conversations: Cancer Care During COVID-19

Monday, September 21, 2020
Recording link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4STnwfF0ME&feature=youtu.be

On Monday, September 21, 2020 NCI Center for Global Health Director Satish Gopal, MD, MPH moderated a discussion with CS Pramesh, MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, India, and Sharon Kapambwe, MBChB, MPH, Assistant Director, Cancer Control, Ministry of Health, Zambia, about country-level examples of managing disruptions to cancer care, cancer screening, and population-level programs in the COVID-19 pandemic. Participant-generated questions sparked a thought-provoking dialogue on the current challenges faced by countries at any resource level, as well as opportunities and facilitators for adaptation of pandemic-learned best practices that have the potential for further supporting cancer patients and providing long-term health system strengthening benefits. Recording link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4STnwfF0ME&feature=youtu.be.

8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research - Webinar Series

June-August, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR), scheduled for April 17, 2020, was not held as an in-person Symposium. We are pleased to announce that the ASGCR Scientific Steering Committee is partnered with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) to present some of the timely scientific content from the Symposium through the CUGH global health webinar series.

26 June
Breast Health Global Initiative Cancer Supplement Launch Webinar: Improving Breast Healthcare Through Resource-Stratified Phased Implementation
View the webinar recording.
10 July
8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research - Selected Oral Abstract Presentations
View the webinar recording.
29 July
3-Part Series: Global Efforts to Reduce the Burden of Cervical Cancer: What Will it Take?
Session One: Overview of the global initiatives in cervical cancer control
Access Session One  presentation slides or view the webinar recording.
05 August
3-Part Series: Global Efforts to Reduce the Burden of Cervical Cancer: What Will it Take?
Session Two: Latest scientific advances, tools, and approaches to address cervical cancer control at the country-level
Access Session Two presentation slides or view the webinar recording.
12 August
3-Part Series: Global Efforts to Reduce the Burden of Cervical Cancer: What Will it Take?
Session Three: Ensuring effective implementation of cervical cancer prevention and control strategies
Access Session Three presentation slides or view the webinar recording.

Academic Global Oncology Meeting

25th June, 2020 | 10:00-11:30AM US ET | Meeting Link
Co-hosted by NCI Center for Global Health and ASCO

Meeting Objective: To convene academic global oncology professionals and partners to discuss topics pertinent to strengthening the field of academic global oncology, and supporting a strategic approach to the development of academic global oncology collaborations. The first meeting was held alongside the 2019 ASCO Conference. Due to the move to a virtual meeting for ASCO 2020, this side meeting will be held as a webinar co-hosted by the NCI Center for Global Health and ASCO. Link to meeting agenda here

African Organisation for Research and Training Cancer (AORTIC)’s 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation

November 5-8, 2019
Location: Maputo, Mozambique

NCI is pleased to take part in the African Organisation for Research and Training Cancer (AORTIC)’s 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation. The AORTIC Conference allows multidisciplinary researchers, clinicians, advocates, and policymakers to exchange information and build networks to strengthen cancer research and control in Africa. We look forward to networking with attendees throughout the conference, and during the NCI sessions listed below (all times listed in Central Africa Time GMT +2).

4 November    
Pre-Conference Workshop: Networks for Tobacco Control Research in Africa, Radisson Blu Hotel, Zambeze (2 or 3), 13:00-17:00
Led by Tobacco Control Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Download the workshop flyer. Registration: Send name, email, organization to Meg Keil
   
5 November    
Poster Session One – Welcome Reception, New Hall, 18:30-20:00
Abstract #P068 Promoting Evidence-Based Practices for Breast Cancer Care through Web-Based Collaborative Learning
Abstract #884 The IARC Biobank and Cohort Building Network (BCNet)
Abstract #L8010 ISBER Best Practices to Guide Repository Activities
   
6 November    
Burkitts Lymphoma, MR2, 10:30-11:30
Led by Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics and Center for Global Health
   
Lightning Talks 1, MR3, 10:30-11:30
Presentation #498 Risk Factors for Burkitt’s Lymphoma in the Epidemiology of Burkitt’s Lymphoma in East African Children and Minors (EMBLEM) Case-Control Study in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania
   
New Low-Cost Technologies in Cancer Control, Plenary, 13:30-14:30
Led by Center for Global Health
   
African Oesophageal Cancer Consortium, MR1, 14:40-16:30
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
   
7 November    
Cancer Research Training Collaborations at the US National Cancer Institute:  Lessons and Opportunities, New Hall, 07:15-08:20
Led by Center for Global Health
   
Specimen Repositories and Biobanking: Maximizing Quality and Use for Research, MR1, 07:15-08:20
Led by Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics and Center for Global Health
   
HIV/AIDS Associated Malignancies, Plenary, 13:30-14:30
Led by Office of HIV/AIDS Malignancies
   
Lightning Talks 6, MR4, 13:30-14:30
Presentation #80 Global Cancer Research and Training Collaborations in the Africa Region
   
Poster Session Two, New Hall, 16:30-18:00
Abstract #P350 Tobacco Control and Cancer In Africa: Connections, Collaboration, And Dissemination Among African Tobacco Control Network Members
   
8 November    
Reflections on the Accomplishments and Future of BIG Cat Initiative, MR1, 08:30-10:00
Led by Center for Global Health
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