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CANSA’s Head of Research attended AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa

CANSA’s Head of Research attended AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa

CANSA’s Head of Research, Dr Melissa Wallace attended AORTIC’s 11th International Conference on Cancer in Africa (AORTIC 2017) from 7 to 10 November 2017 at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme was: Cancer in Africa: Making Strides, Creating Solutions. Dr Wallace gave a presentation on BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE AND CANCER CONTROL, highlighting the importance of behavioural factors in cancer control interventions. Listen to an interview with Dr Wallace talking about her presentation.

The AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa is a unique platform to learn and collaborate. The conference brings together multidisciplinary specialists from the global cancer community to reduce the impact of cancer in Africa. AORTIC had for the first time a record number of registered participants: 1167 amongst which 58% were first time participants. There were 60 countries represented with the top 5 being: Rwanda and USA, each with 209 participants, Nigeria 131, Kenya 106 and South Africa 87.

The program was rich and exciting with more than 380 oral presentations and 350 posters displayed. The exhibition added even more interaction and information with 17 stands and 15 display tables to choose from.

CANSA awarded travel grants to Dr Zainab Mohammed and Dr Jennifer Githaiga to attend the conference.


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