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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

Status Update: March 12, 2020

Following the COVID-19 preparedness guidance from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and in coordination with the CUGH Conference organizers, the ASGCR Scientific Steering Committee has made the difficult decision not to hold the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research on April 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C.  While we recognize the inconvenience this may cause, the health and safety of our participants, speakers, and partners is our top priority.

Registered Participants, Speakers, and Presenters: Please visit the official ASGCR website for additional information. We appreciate your understanding of this change in plans. If you have any questions, please contact Kalina Duncan and Mishka Cira.

11th Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

Status Update: March 11, 2020

In accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and other public health agencies, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health has cancelled the 11th Annual CUGH Conference and related activities. For additional information, please visit https://www.cugh2020.org/.

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

May 20-21, 2020
Location: Natcher Conference Center, NIH main campus

In collaboration with OCCAM, DCCPS, DCTD, DCP, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, the Fogarty International Center, the World Health Organization, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, CGH is pleased to invite you to the Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management on May 20-21, 2020. This conference will offer a venue to discuss major public health needs, and to describe current research and development efforts in global integrative oncology with specific attention to LMICs. There will be opportunities to examine the state of the science in integrative medicine, learn about practices, training, delivery approaches, successes and challenges, and promising scientific and technological developments. The conference is intended to facilitate scientific collaboration and interaction, and foster the development of new research programs in the field of integrative oncology. Space is limited; register now at: https://events.cancer.gov/cgh/iio/registration. For more information, please contact Dr. Alejandro Salicrup.

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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