Welcome note

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend our 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa. The conference, themed Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation, will be held in Maputo, Mozambique from 5 to 8 November 2019.

Currently, we are busy preparing an exciting programme for the conference, which will focus on the unique burden and opportunities for cancer control in Africa. The conference will feature an in-depth scientific programme with local, African, and internationally-renowned keynote speakers. The agenda will also include symposia led by experts and interactive workshops that will equip attendees with diverse tools that can be implemented in innovative and resourceful ways. Major areas of focus will include cancers of the cervix, breast, prostate, and oesophagus; haematological cancers; and hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, the conference will focus on the development of National Cancer Control Programmes and will address the issue of palliative care in Africa.

This conference promises to appeal to a broad array of health-care professionals involved in cancer care. It will also provide a great opportunity for you to network at the conference and during social events with the African and the international cancer communities in one of the most beautiful seaside cities in Africa. The robust scientific content, local-flavoured social events, and a great setting make AORTIC’s 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa a “must attend” event for anyone involved in cancer control in Africa.

Do register for AORTIC 2019! We look forward to welcoming you to Maputo, Mozambique in November 2019.


About the conference

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) will host its 12th International Conference on Cancer in Africa from 5 to 8 November 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique and will welcome members of the cancer community from around the globe.

Following its remarkably successful conference in 2017, in 2019 AORTIC expects to welcome more than 1000 participants from all over the world to engage with the theme “Cancer in Africa: Innovation, Strategies, Implementation” and benefit from a programme developed by an internationally-representative Scientific Programme Committee.

What to expect in 2019

  • microscopeA distinctive focus on cancer in Africa
  • presentationFour days of carefully selected presentations, technical sessions, and posters
  • posters65+ oral abstracts and 400+ posters
  • networkingA variety of formal and informal opportunities to network with more than 1000 peers and colleagues from more than 55 countries
  • peopleExtended learning and collaboration opportunities through meeting sessions
  • exhibitsExhibits from more than 30 companies and organisations highlighting the newest products and services available for cancer care and control

The only thing necessary to triumph over cancer in Africa is for great minds to share their knowledge. The biennial AORTIC Conference is the perfect platform for great minds to share, learn, and collaborate.

About the conference host

This International Conference on Cancer in Africa is hosted by the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). AORTIC is a pan-African, bilingual, multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the promotion of cancer care and control in Africa. Learn more about AORTIC here.