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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

Global Cancer Research and Control Seminar Series:  Introduction of HPV Testing and HPV Self-Collection in Argentina - Results From the Evidence

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. ET 
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Silvina Arrossi, MSc, PhD, is a senior researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and at the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES), Argentina. From 2008-2018 she served as the Scientific Coordinator of the National Program on Cervical Cancer Prevention, Argentina, and since 2019 as a member of its Scientific Committee. Dr. Arrossi is the principal investigator of several national and international research projects aimed at improving the prevention of cervical cancer. Currently, she serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization in the area of cancer control program organization and management. In addition, she serves as a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Regional Advisory Board for Latin America and of the “Initiative for a global data repository on Cancer Screening in 5 Continents (CanScreen5)” Advisory Board led by IARC-WHO. Dr. Arrossi also serves as an adviser of ministries of health of several Latin American countries.

Dr. Arrossi's main areas of research include the organization of cancer prevention and control programs, the analysis of social inequalities in access to health services, and the social and economic cost of cancer. Her publications include papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and programmatic materials. Register now. 

Past Events

Global Cancer Research and Control Seminar Series:  the National Cancer Grid, India - Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. ET 
 

Dr. C S Pramesh is the Director of the Tata Memorial Hospital, Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, and convener of the National Cancer Grid (NCG), India. In this talk, Dr. Pramesh discussed the role and efforts of the NCG.  
The National Cancer Grid, India, is a large network of 244 cancer centers in India with a mandate to provide uniform standards of cancer care across the country. Dr. Pramesh is highly committed to efforts towards reducing inequities in cancer care and making cancer treatment accessible to all geographic regions and strata of society. He is also a visiting professor at the Division of Cancer Studies, King’s College London and the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s Health Partners, London.  

 

ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar – Addressing Cancer in LMICs — Progress and Plans at the US National Cancer Institute

June 29, 2021 | 9:00 AM ET
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Center for Global Health Director, Dr. Satish Gopal, presented on Tuesday, June 29, at the ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar on addressing cancer in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) - progress and plans at the National Cancer Institute.  ICAP Ground Rounds are based at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and co-hosted with the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

 

ASCO/NCI Academic Global Oncology Meeting

Thursday, June 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET 
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The Academic Global Oncology Meeting, hosted by ASCO in collaboration with NCI's Center for Global Health (CGH), convened 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. This year’s meeting drew on the recommendations of the ASCO Academic Global Oncology Task Force.  Attendees collaborated to identify ways to advance the themes raised by the Task Force recommendations by participating in one of four breakout groups: Global Oncology Training, Global Oncology Research, Global Oncology Professional Development, and Global Oncology Partnerships. For more information, contact international@asco.org.  Watch the recorded meeting now. 

 

Ca-PRI 2021: Cancer and Primary Care:  Innovation and Resilience in the Era of COVID-19

June 9, 2021 | 8:10 AM ET 

On June 9th at 8:10 a.m. ET, NCI Center for Global Health Director, Dr. Satish Gopal presented the Keynote Address “Looking Ahead in Global Cancer Research and Control” at the 2021 Virtual Cancer and Primary Care Research International (Ca-PRI) Network Conference.  Ca-PRI is an open, multidisciplinary network for researchers in primary cancer care and related areas and welcomes researchers from all disciplines related to research and development in the fields of cancer in primary care.  

 

UICC North America Regional Meeting:  Working Together for Sustainable Global Health Action for Cancer Control

June 1, 2021 | 11:00-12:30 ET | 17:00-18:30 CEST 

NCI Center for Global Health Program Director, Dr. Sudha Sivaram presented at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) North America Regional Meeting, “Working Together for Sustainable Global Health Action for Cancer Control.” Dr. Sivaram joined speakers to discuss insights from the UICC network in North America on engaging in sustainable global cancer control activities. This interactive session connected participants and provided a platform for discussion on best practices from a growing number of global health initiatives and partnerships driven by organizations in the US and Canada. Participants were able to share experiences and reflect on how to best collaborate and leverage innovative approaches for developing global health activities. 

 

SPR 2021 Annual Meeting:  Addressing Racism and Disparities when Considering Biology and Context - Poster Presentation

June 3, 2021 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM ET
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NCI's Ms. Linsey Eldridge, Center for Global Health,  and Dr. David Berrigan, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, presented their poster, "Structural Racism and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Among Black and White Women in the United States" virtually at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) annual meeting on June 3rd.  Registered meeting participants were able to interact with the authors beginning at 5:45 pm ET.   

 

Informational Webinar for Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Stimulate and Strengthen Global Cancer Survivorship Research

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET

The Informational Webinar for Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Administrative Supplements to Stimulate and Strengthen Global Cancer Survivorship Research, was held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Hosted by CGH, this informational webinar highlighted the scope and focus of the funding initiative (NOT-CA-21-058) and answered questions from interested potential applicants.

Global Cancer Research and Control Seminar Series:  Breast Cancer Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:00 AM ET 

Valerie McCormack, Ph.D., and Steady Chasimpha, MSc, presented their research focused mostly on cancer epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa, including on cancers contributing to excessive premature mortality in the region. This work included contextual studies of the reasons – biological, societal, and health systems – for low breast cancer survival as well as etiological research on esophageal cancer. The African Breast Cancer Disparities in Outcomes study (ABC-DO) is a breast cancer cohort initiated in 2014 across 5 Sub-Saharan African countries and has quantified the factors that need to be tackled to avoid breast cancers. The study also provides unique information on quality of life and the intergenerational impact of cancer deaths.  Dr. Valerie McCormack and Mr. Steady Chasimpha are epidemiologists based at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine respectively. Learn more.

Funding Opportunity Webinar: Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Conduct Global Cancer Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (D43 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:00 AM EST

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST, CGH hosted the Strengthening Institutional Capacity to Conduct Global Cancer Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries D43 (RFA-CA-20-031) informational webinar. The session highlighted the scope and focus of the program, provided information on funding opportunities, and answered questions from interested potential applicants. 

Ireland-Northern Ireland-US National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium MoU Signing

March 16, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT 
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On Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. ET, the National Cancer Institute joined the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland to strengthen cancer research, control, and training collaborations through the re-signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium. 

The Consortium aims to reduce cancer incidence and mortality on the island of Ireland through cross-border and transatlantic collaborations in cancer research and education.

The virtual event, hosted by InterTradeIreland, included the signing of the MOU and remarks by the An Taoiseach (IE), First Minister (NI), deputy First Minister (NI), US Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services, and NCI Director. In addition, participants heard cancer patients and experts give their views on cancer care on the island of Ireland.  

Funding Opportunity Webinar: Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:00 AM EST
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NCI hosted an informational webinar on the Cancer Prevention, Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health Funding Opportunity (RFA-CA-21-030) on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m EST. NCI program staff presented on the scope and focus of the program and took questions from interested potential applicants. This funding opportunity is part of a broader NCI-sponsored Affordable Cancer Technologies (ACTs) Program.

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

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Day 1 – Wednesday, March 10th
Day 2 – Thursday, March 11th

The National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health 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 hosted the 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR2021) virtually on March 10-11, 2021, preceding the 12th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference.

The virtual format allowed for diverse and inclusive participation by over 400 attendees from 70 countries, 25+ speakers from 12 countries, and sharing of research conducted in 68 countries. The highly interactive two-day program explored the science and complex considerations around resilience and equity in global cancer research and control. The accepted scientific abstracts will be published later in 2021 in a special supplement of AACR’s Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

The 2nd IBCQ International Biobanking Conference 2021: Adapting to New Avenues of Sustainability Speakers Session

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:00 AM ET 
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Marianne Henderson, Senior Advisor on Biobanking, NCI Center for Global Health co-presented a session at the 2nd IBCQ International Biobanking Conference titled "Coronavirus and Biobanking: The Collective Global Experiences of the First Wave and Bracing for the Second." She was joined by Dr. Zisis Kozlakidis, Head of Laboratory Services and Biobanking at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization.

As the SARS-CoV2 infections causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have continued to spread the world for the greater part of a year, it is important to continue to adapt and prepare for the ongoing pandemic challenges. The field of biobanking has been recognized as an integral part of the global research infrastructure and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The adaptations that have occurred in biobanking in response to the pandemic include the streamlining of workflows for the rapid and safe collection of high-quality samples and associated data from area of high transmission; rapid sharing of data globally; and support of research to understand the biology of the virus, as well as its clinical management and vaccine development. Effectively and efficiently managing all these adaptations will matter not only to patients with COVID-19, but also to health care workers, other vulnerable groups who are at risk of infection, and the population as a whole. This presentation will highlight the activities across the world that were subject to papers that were published in the December 2020 Issue of Biopreservation and Biobanking. 

WHO Global Breast Cancer Initiative- Call to Action Webinar 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 8:30 AM ET 
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The Center for Global Health joined the World Health Organization to commemorate International Women's Day with an event entitled 'Global Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI): Call to Action.' The event included a series of round table discussions, including participation by Kalina Duncan, MPH, DrPH (c), Branch Chief, Partnerships and Dissemination Branch, Center for Global Health at NCI. The event is part of the run up to the official launch of WHO's Global Breast Cancer Initiative in October 2021. GCBI focus areas include supporting WHO member states to advance evidence-based strategies for early breast cancer detection, timely diagnosis, and comprehensive breast cancer treatment (including post-treatment follow-up, survivorship and supportive care). 

CUGH Satellite Session: Strategies to Address Global Health Inequities 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 10:00 AM ET
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The National Institutes of Health in partnership with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) hosted a satellite session for the 12th Annual CUGH Virtual Conference titled Strategies to Address Global Health Inequities. NCI, Center for Global Health's Dr. Vidya Vedham co-moderated the Q&A session with Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

Health equity is the pursuit and attainment of the highest level of health for all people. This session will identify the role of public health research and research capacity building in global health equity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and highlight key NIH research priorities and investments to address global and U.S. health disparities. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the interrelation of U.S.-based and global health disparities research and the importance of developing impactful, sustainable, and ethical programs that address the needs of the communities to achieve global health equity.

HPV: A Virus We All Can Beat: Accelerating progress against HPV-related cancer in the era of COVID-19

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:00 AM ET 
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In recognition of International HPV Awareness Day, the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) hosted a panel event to highlight key learning, challenges, and opportunities to accelerate progress on the elimination of HPV-related cancers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. NCI Center for Global Health Director, Dr. Satish Gopal, participated in the panel discussion.  

CUGH Satellite Session: Advancing Global Health through Cross-Cutting Approaches in Stigma Reduction Research 

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2:00 - 5:00 PM ET 
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in partnership with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) hosted a satellite session for the 12th Annual CUGH Virtual Conference titled Advancing Global Health through Cross-Cutting Approaches in Stigma Reduction. NCI, Center for Global Health's Dr. Vidya Vedham, provided opening and closing remarks.

Stigma plays a fundamental role in generating and perpetuating health inequities globally. Although emerging research shows that drivers of stigma are similar across health conditions and populations, stigma research is often siloed, hindering researchers' capacities to build upon the progress made across disciplines, develop cross-cutting approaches for stigma mitigation, investigate intersectional stigma, and address the lived experiences of people who face multiple stigma based on their health, gender, sexuality and/or social identities. It is critical that future research be designed and conducted to account for intersectionality, varied contexts, specific ethical challenges, community needs, and practices that might further stigmatize. 

Funding Opportunity Webinar for NOSI: Administrative Supplement Opportunity to Study the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Cancer Prevention and Control

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9:00 AM ET
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NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) hosted a webinar to address frequently asked questions about the NOSI: Administrative Supplement Opportunity to Study the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Cancer Prevention and Control funding opportunity on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Biobank: A Journey Together with the Indigenous Maori People of New Zealand

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 3:00 PM ET
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New Zealand is bicultural and has an ethical, legal, and moral requirement to incorporate the indigenous Maori people's cultural values into the nation's biobanking practices. With consultation, Ms. Helen Morrin, Curator, Cancer and Society Tissue Bank, University of Otago Christchurch, and colleagues have partnered and undertaken a 20-year journey with the Maori to address concerns. She described the culturally inclusive operational procedures that the biobank and its stakeholders have developed, both within the tertiary hospital and within the cancer biobank, that have assisted in Maori being comfortable with donating their tissues and data and how Maori guardianship is incorporated into all aspects of the biobank. This seminar was hosted by NCI's Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), Biorepositories and Biospecimens Research Branch

Exploring Global Partnerships in Cancer Research Funding

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:00 PM ET
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NCI Center for Global Health's Ms. Laura Prakash served on a panel discussion jointly organized by the International Cancer Research Partnership (ICRP) and the UK's National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). The webinar focused on the benefits of collaboration between international cancer research funders, the impact of COVID-19 on funding, and opportunities for future collaboration. NCRI's Dr. Ian Lewis chaired the discussion.  Panelists included Dr. Anna Diaz Font, Dr. Paul Jackson, Dr. Kristen Mueller, Ms. Rosalind Onions, and Dr. Lynn Turner.

World Cancer Day 2021 Webinar 'Time for an All-Island Cancer Moonshot?' (Virtual)

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 8:00 AM ET
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In this World Cancer Day webinar, Dr. William Dahut, Scientific Director for Clinical Research, NCI Center for Cancer Research, joined colleagues from the All-Ireland Cancer Consortium to review advances made in cancer research and cancer care for the last 20 years and discuss the vision for collaborative research going forward. 

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

Friday, November 20, 2020, 8:30 AM ET
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As part of London Global Cancer Week 2020, this webinar showcased examples of global cancer research partnerships and collaborations from the US National Cancer Institute perspective. The session began with an overview of the new mission, vision, and goals of the US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health (CGH) as laid out by Dr. Satish Gopal. In addition, the session included 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 highlighted different aspects of partnership-building to advance global cancer research, lessons learned, and recommendations. Presentation slides are available upon request.

The Evolving Global Tobacco Epidemic

November 16, 2020, 11:00 AM ET
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CGH Branch Chief Dr. Mark Parascandola served as the keynote speaker of the Fred Hutch Global Oncology Virtual Lecture Series and presented “The Evolving Global Tobacco Epidemic.” While tobacco use is declining in most high-income countries, the burden is shifting to low- and middle-income countries where over 80% of tobacco users now reside. Smoking prevalence remains comparatively low in some regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa, but is projected to increase with increased economic development and tobacco industry marketing. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has provided a legal mechanism to advance evidence-based tobacco control policies in countries around the world. However, implementation of the FCTC remains far from complete. The global tobacco epidemic continues to pose a critical public health challenge in the face of changing circumstances, including the introduction of e-cigarettes and the COVID pandemic.  

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 ET
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On Thursday, November 5, 2020 the American Society of Preventive Oncology's Global Cancer Research Special Interest Group hosted the 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. CGH Director Satish Gopal provided an overview of NCI and the mission and goals of the NCI Center for Global Health. CGH Acting Branch Chief for Partnerships and Dissemination Kalina Duncan presented the findings of the 2018-2019 Global Oncology Survey of NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. The Q&A, moderated by Johns Hopkins’ Anne Rositch, covered topics such as defining ‘global oncology’ and global oncology programs, how the survey results have impacted NCI’s goals and priorities around future initiatives, and how Cancer Centers can build support for global oncology as a program and career path. CGH welcomes input from the global oncology community in designing the next global oncology survey, and are invited to contact Kalina Duncan: kalina.duncan@nih.gov

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

October 27-30, 2020

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. View the draft agenda.

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
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10 July
8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research - Selected Oral Abstract Presentations
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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

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