CGH Staff Present at the World Cancer Congress 2014

The NCI Center for Global Health (CGH) will be participating at the World Cancer Congress from December 4-6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Global Village
NCI Staff
December 4-6, 2014 NCI Exhibit - Booth Number 53

Looking for one-on-one time with CGH experts? Come to the NCI Exhibit Booth #53 for interactive sessions and more.

Preview the new Global Cancer Project Map at the NCI Center for Global Health Exhibit

The Global Cancer Project Map (GCPM), scheduled to launch in 2015, catalogs international programs related to cancer research, care, and outreach. GCPM integrates databases from key organizations to map up-to-date efforts in global cancer control. The tool has the potential to facilitate cancer control and research programs in resource-sensitive settings.

The primary goals of GCPM are to:

1. Facilitate the breaking down of silos and building of collaboration
2. Accelerate progress, ensure a balanced investment of resources, and align global cancer care and control efforts
3. Provide resources to view and better understand international efforts in cancer research and control

The inception of GCPM was made possible through an alliance between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Global Health and Global Oncology, Inc. The tool was developed by Global Oncology, Inc., based on NCI’s database expertise and content standards.  The NCI Center for Global Health has arranged for experts from Global Oncology, Inc. to demonstrate this new, interactive tool that enables healthcare professionals and researchers to:

• Search for collaborators and projects by cancer type and country
• Visualize information pertinent to each project on an interactive world map
• Initiate contact with principal investigators and program directors
• Overlay heat maps of epidemiological measures that provide a representation of the burden of cancer by country

Please visit NCI’s Booth #53 in the Exhibit area of the World Cancer Congress to preview the GCPM at the following times:
• Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014  3:00- 5:30 pm
• Friday, Dec. 5, 2014  1:15 - 2:45 pm & 3:00  - 5:30 pm
• Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014  1:15 - 2:45 pm

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Building Blocks of Tobacco Control Pre-conference Workshop
Presenters: Mark Parascandola and Kalina Duncan
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 8:30 - 17:30

This workshop seeks to give participants a fundamental understanding of the importance of tobacco control globally, the relevant international policy updates, and a basic understanding of tobacco control epidemiology. The workshop will also focus on tobacco control research questions and the importance of international partnerships, while giving participants exposure to actual case studies of the translation of tobacco control research to policy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Implementation Science - Principles and Practice
Facilitators: Cynthia Vinson,  Sudha Sivaram, Renicha McCree, and Brian Oldenberg
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:00 - 16:00
Foundation Meeting Room at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center

In conjunction with the 2014 World Cancer Congress, UICC has offered all registered Congress participants a FREE education and training opportunity, where participants can acquire specialized knowledge and skills in different areas of cancer control.  The Implementation Science – Principles and Practice Masters Course is targeted at investigators from low and middle-income countries working in cancer prevention and control. It will provide an introduction the field of implementation science and lay the groundwork for developing implementation science research proposals.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Regional NCD Program Development
Speakers: Sophia Michaelson and John Flanigan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:30 - 9:30
CEO Lounge

Discussions on cooperation in the area of NCD in CIS - Eastern European counties, the 2016 NCD Ministerial Conference, and NCI future cooperation with WHO NCD office for Europe/CIS counties.

Regional Cancer Control Program Development
Speakers: Lisa Stevens and Sophia Michaelson
Host: UICC
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 10:30 - 11:30
Orange room, Congress hall

Discussions on cancer control program development for the Mediterranean - CIS -Eastern European regions.

Abstract Presentation: NIH Tobacco or Health Research and Capacity Building Grant Program Review
Presenter: Kalina Duncan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 13:15 (4th in session)

Results from an evaluation of 10 years of funding tobacco control research and capacity building in LMICs. Since 2003, NIH has funded the Tobacco or Health Research and Capacity Building Program R01 grant program, which has resulted in work in over 30 countries. In 2013, NIH evaluated the impact of this grant program and the role the research has had on policy shifts.

Symposium: Cancer Prevention and Control in Africa
Chairs: Makeda Williams and Damali Martin
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 13:15 - 14:15
Room: 203-204

The cancer burden in Africa continues to increase rapidly, and cancer research will have an important role in cancer control planning. In September 2012, a workshop of international and African experts with experience in conducting research, developing capacity and implementing cancer control policies in Africa was convened in London, England by the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), the Africa Oxford Cancer Foundation (AFROX), and the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) of USA, France and Brazil. The 2012 workshop serves as a foundation for this symposium’s discussion on the use of research in providing evidence based strategies for the implementation of policies for cancer control and prevention in Africa.

Joining Forces to Overcome Cancer: The Kenya Cancer Research and Control Stakeholder Meeting Experience
Presenter: Kalina Duncan
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 15:30 
Abstract Number: 696 (2nd in session)

The NCI Center for Global Health worked with the Kenyan MOH to convene a national cancer control and cancer research stakeholder meeting. The aims of the meetings were to leverage infrastructure and create partnerships to help the Ministry further cancer control and cancer research efforts in Kenya. Over 80 participants from 40 countries participated; recommendations from the workshop will be shared.

Symposium: Producing and Using Evidence for Cancer Control: The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in LMIC
Chair: Brenda Edwards with Freddie Bray, France
Presentation by: Lisa Stevens
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 16:00 - 17:00
Room: 220

This symposium is focused on producing and using evidence for cancer control: the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry (GICR) Development in LMICs.  The symposium includes a series of five presentations on the GICR, its regional hubs, use of cancer registry data in cancer control planning, building capacity for cancer surveillance, and experience of the African Regional Cancer Network.

Friday, December 5, 2014

CIS Cancer Control Program Development
Speakers: Ted Trimble, Lisa Stevens, and Sophia Michaelson
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 15:00 – 17:00
Crown Hotel, Meeting room 12, first level

Discussions on CIS Cancer Leadership Forum 2015, CIS Cancer Congress 2016, CIS cancer control priorities, and other international affiliations and events.

Building Capacity for Oncology Nursing Education and Training In Low and Middle Income Countries: A Call To Action
Presenter: Makeda Williams and Annette Galassi
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 15:00 - 16:00
Room: 207

There is a growing cancer burden and a need for specialist and advanced practice nurses who can fill many important roles across the cancer continuum. The Center for Global Health at the U.S. National Cancer Institute convened a group of key stakeholders to brainstorm ways to address this issue.  This group wrote a call to action to raise awareness, focus resources and provide recommendations to global health community on ways to strengthen oncology nursing in LMICs.  The recommendations for education, practice, policy and research will be presented during an oral abstract presentation at the World Cancer Congress.

Regional Palliative Care Program Development
Speaker: Sophia Michaelson
Friday, December 5, 2014 
Crown Hotel

CIS country leaders discuss upcoming palliative care legislation, as well as events building towards palliative care infrastructure improvement.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sponsored Session: Quality Pathology Diagnosis: A Key To Improving Global Health. Advancing Affordable, Accurate, Timely Pathologic Diagnostics in Africa
Chair: John Flanigan
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 13:15 - 14:45
Room: 103

13:15- 13:25 Introductions:  Edward Trimble, M.D.  Director, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA

13:25- 13:50 Fine Needle Aspiration and Cytopathology: timely, accurate and affordable diagnostics in Africa.  Andrew Field, MBBS (Hons), FRCPA, FIAC, DipCytopath (RCPA).  Deputy Director and Senior Consultant, Department of tissue and molecular pathology, St. Vincent"s Hospital, Sydney, Australia

13:50- 14:10 African Strategies for Advancing Pathology:  maximizing the impact of Pathology diagnosis on cancer control.  John Flanigan, M.D., Senior Advisor for Noncommunicable Diseases, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA

14:10- 14:45 Roundtable Discussion

  • Posted: November 24, 2014