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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 - 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 partnering 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
Friday, 26 June 2020, 1-2PM US ET. Register here.
10 July
8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research Selected Oral Abstract Presentations
Friday, 10 July 2020, 11AM-12PM US ET. Register here.
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
Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 11AM-12PM US ET. Registration link pending.
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
Wednesday, 05 August 2020, 11AM-12PM US ET. Registration link pending.
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
Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 11AM-12PM US ET. Registration link pending.

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

October 27-28, 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 attend the Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NCI and NIH have decided to postpone the Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management. The new dates are October 27–28, 2020. The deadline to register for the October conference is August 1, 2020.

The Trans-NCI-NIH Conference on International Perspectives on Integrative Medicine for Cancer Prevention and Cancer Patient Management 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. Note that you do need to re-register for the new dates by August 1, 2020, as registrations from the May meeting are no longer valid. Those that already submitted poster abstracts do not need to submit again. New poster submissions are welcome; the deadline is August 5, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Alejandro Salicrup.

Past Events

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

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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