Pre-Conference Workshops

Information on more pre-conference workshops will be available closer to the time of the conference. Click here to be added to our mailing list and be notified about pre-conference workshops via our conference newsflashes.

Wednesday, 18 November: Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counselling

Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to update your knowledge of genetics at the AORTIC Pre-Conference Workshop: Cancer Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling to be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, (9:00 to 13:00, Fez 1). This workshop will focus on fundamental concepts, case-based learning and practical tools for clinicians who want to integrate genetics into their clinical practices. Provision of comprehensive cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling is a feature of high quality cancer management and saves lives. For more information and the case report form see here.

Wednesday, 18 November: Gynaecologic oncologic pathology workshop

This year, the pathology special interest group within AORTIC (aka African Pathologists’ Forum) is beginning a new series of advanced and in-depth educational courses in surgical oncology at the AORTIC 2015 conference. The first in the series is a pre-conference Gynecologic pathology course to be given by Prof Dr Med Steffan Hauptman and Professor Michael Wells. Although designed primarily for pathologists and pathology trainees, attendance at this course is encouraged for everyone whose practice involves gynecologic oncology.

Wednesday, 18 November: Science of Global Cancer Disparities

This workshop will focus on interventions to reduce disparities and improve health equity through rigorous science and leadership at the patient, provider, payer, and community level to drive system change.For more information see here and here.

Thursday, 19 November: African Diaspora Leaders’ Symposium

The symposium will provide a unique forum for African Diaspora leaders to network, share knowledge/experiences and develop a strategic plan for working together along with AORTIC on the Roadmap to cancer control in Africa.

Click here and here for more details.

Thursday, 19 November: IAEA Workshop on Resource Mobilisation for Cancer Control in African Countries

The objective of this workshop is to build the capacity of IAEA Member States in resource mobilization for comprehensive cancer control through introduction to latest funding trends, basic skills, key principles, existing tools, funding partners and mechanisms.

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Thursday, 19 November: Pathology immunohistochemistry workshop

The pathology special interest group (aka African Pathologists Forum) in AORTIC is pleased to organize an immunohistochemistry (IHC) workshop at the 2015 AORTIC conference in Marrakech, Morocco. This is a comprehensive one day workshop providing hands on experience in practical IHC techniques with didactics on the basics of IHC applications, interpretation and troubleshooting. The cost efficient use of antibody panels (especially in low resource countries) in the diagnosis of undifferentiated tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, hematopatholoy and CNS tumors will be presented by experts in the various fields.

NB: Only registered AORTIC 2015 Conference delegates may attend this workshop. Participation is limited to 40 delegates, and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. To reserve your space complete this form are return it to

Thursday, 19 November: IPOS – Psycho-Oncology Workshop

Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Cancer Care in Africa: Special Issues for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

Our workshop brings together international experts on the impact of cancer on children. Goals are to 1.) share the accumulated research and clinical experience and to consider adaptations for 21st century cancer care in Africa and 2.) build networks of interested psycho-oncology providers.

Click here for more details. The International Psycho-Oncology Society is offering scholarships to assist attendance, for more details click here.

Thursday, 19 November: Global Cancer Advocacy and Action Workshop

The American Cancer Society’s Global Scholars program empowers young professionals to lead advocacy campaigns that improve the lives of those affected by cancer. This workshop will cover how to:

  • Set achievable goals for a campaign,
  • Strengthen your organization,
  • Mobilize constituents, build allies and influence decision makers.

Five Global Scholars will receive travel scholarships and complimentary registration to the AORTIC conference. The workshop is by invitation only, taught in English, and limited to 30 participants. Applications for the advocacy workshop will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants who also want to apply for the Global Scholars Program should apply by July 31, 2015 at For more information see here.