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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

8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research

April 17, 2020
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC

The 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR2020) will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020, preceding the 11th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington DC. The theme for the ASGCR2020 is “Creative approaches to global cancer research and control”.  The call for abstracts is currently open for those interested in presenting original research, projects, or programs that offer unique insights into global cancer control strategies. Accepted abstracts will be selected for posters or presentations at ASGCR2020, and will be published in the Journal of Global Oncology. The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is November 22, 2019. With support from Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, competitive travel awards will be awarded to authors of outstanding abstracts from low- and middle-income countries. For additional information about ASGCR2020 and abstract submission guidelines, please visit: https://easychair.org/cfp/asgcr8.

The National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health is working in partnership with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University; University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center; American Society of Clinical Oncology; and American Association for Cancer Research to host the ASGCR2020. Registration for the Symposium will open in early 2020; download the ASGCR2020 Save-the-Date flyer for additional information. For questions regarding the Symposium, or about the abstract guidelines, please contact Kalina Duncan, Lead Public Health Analyst, CGH.

11th Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

April 18-20, 2020
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington DC

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), in collaboration with  AFREhealth, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland, will host the 11th Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference in Washington, DC on April 17-20, 2020. The conference will convene faculty, students, implementers, government representatives, and leaders from more than 55 countries to explore how to address the pressing global challenges before us through research, education, service, and advocacy. View the CUGH flyer for more information about registration, nominations, panels, and satellite sessions, and continue to watch this space for details and the call for abstracts for the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research, a pre-CUGH satellite meeting co-hosted by CGH on April 17, 2020.

Past Events

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

International Cancer Screening Conference 2019

June 3-5, 2019
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

NCI-CGH and Erasmus MC Department of Public Health are organizing the 2019 International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Conference which will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on June 3-5, 2019. The theme of the conference will be Screening in Balance, emphasizing the importance of continuously weighing the benefits and harms of cancer screening programs. ICSN 2019 will focus on collaborative research that fosters efficient and effective approaches to cancer control worldwide through organized approaches to population-based cancer screening. For more information about the conference, please visit https://icsn2019.com/.

7th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Cancer Research

March 7, 2019
Location: Chicago, Illinois

The 7th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research is a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Illinois Cancer Center, Northwestern Medicine Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. This meeting will address cancer research and oncology in low- and middle-income countries and focus on the need for cancer care, prevention, research, and innovation to become a global priority. Download the 7th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research agenda

For more information and to register, visit: https://7th-annual-sypmosium-on-global-cancer-research.eventbrite.com or view our conference flyer.

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