The AORTIC Cancer Genomics Conference was attended by 150 speakers and participants.  Thank you for joining us in Lagos.  Our next event is AORTIC 2023 in Dakar, Senegal which will be held from 2-6 November 2023.  Registration is open at

Dear Colleagues

On behalf of the Executive Council of AORTIC and the AORTIC Research Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the conference 2nd Cancer Genomics Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, from 8-10 May 2023.  The conference venue is the Marriott Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

The conference will be convened under the following themes:
Main symposium theme: “Africa Genomic Diversity: A Panacea for Disparities in Global Cancer Care Control.”
Subtheme: “Leveraging Genomics for cancer etiology research, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care globally.”

The AORTIC Cancer Genomics Conference 2023 will enable the exchange of ideas and is an opportunity to showcase work on the Continent and the Diaspora with oncology leaders from around the world.

Our aim is to bring together experts on oncology and genomics throughout Africa and in the diaspora at large, encouraging peer learning and discussion on cancer genomics and how it could be leveraged to achieve equity in cancer outcomes within the context of current research and clinical care of cancer.

The conference goals are to develop a network of scientists to lead genomic science in Africa, develop a road map for cancer genomics research agenda for Africa, and strengthen the special interest group on genomics in AORTIC.

ABOUT THE AORTIC Cancer Genomics Conference 2023

The 3- day conference will feature an in-depth scientific program that addresses the nexus between genomics and the cancer control continuum for the Black population globally. The conference will expose participants to the strengths and opportunities of inclusion of highly genetically and culturally diverse African populations in closing the cancer control gap globally. Additional special interests will include:

  • Pathology​​​​​​​
  • Clinical Trials​​​​
  • Basic and Translational Science​​​​
  • Implementation Science​

We look forward to welcoming you to Lagos, Nigeria.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

Sincerely yours
Dr Solomon Rotimi
AORTIC Cancer Genomics Conference Programme Chair

Dr Solomon Rotimi
AORTIC Research Committee Chair

Safiatou Coulibaly
AORTIC Research Committee Co-chair

Preliminary Programme


Registration Fees
Participants from Africa and Low and Lower Middle Income Economies USD$
Dr/Prof/MD/Phd/Physician -AORTIC Member $180
Dr/Prof/MD/Phd/Physician -Non Member $300
Resident or Fellow in Training – AORTIC Member $100
Resident or Fellow in Training – Non Member $200
Participants from High and Upper Middle Income Economies
Dr/Prof/MD/Phd/Physician -AORTIC Member $500
Dr/Prof/MD/Phd/Physician -Non Member $600
Resident or Fellow in Training – AORTIC Member $300
Resident or Fellow in Training – Non Member $350
Conference Dinner $70

* Registration for advocates & cancer survivors for Day 1 only (8 November):
Lower and Middle Income Countries: $60
High and Upper Income Countries: $120


Day 1, 8 May 2023: Advocates – complimentary access!  Contact for link!

Day 2 & 3, 9&10 May 2023:  $100.  Register online!


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Company Profile.

Katchey Company Limited has been at the forefront of equipping science for over 3 decades, with premium quality laboratory products and uncompromisingly excellent support services, for the sustainable development of Nigeria.

 Katchey combines innovative technologies made available through partnerships with leading global manufacturers like Thermo Fisher, the Merck Group, USP, etc., to provide unsurpassed customer-centric laboratory solutions. To further drive our company-wide quality consciousness, Katchey is ISO 9001: 2015 certified.

At Katchey, our operations span:

-Supply, Installation, and Maintenance of Laboratory Equipment, Supply Chain Management for Chemicals, Reagents, Consumables, and Training / Workshops & Seminars.

-Design, supply, and installation of Laboratory Benches, Infrastructures, and Fittings.

Our Life science portfolio covers key areas like Biosciences, Molecular, Genetics, etc. Katchey Demo Laboratories located in Ikeja, Lagos is equipped with a complete Human Identification Workflow for forensic and genetic analyses, Digital PCR and qPCR for Molecular Biology, SeqStudio Sequencer, etc., thereby offering you a complete portfolio of quality life Science solutions you can depend on.

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Please visit our AORTIC FAQ Travel to Nigeria2 if you need any information about travelling to Nigeria.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2nd AORTIC Cancer Genomics Conference!


Marriott Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria

International Organising Committee

Dr Rakiya Saidu
Dr Alex Mutombo Baleka
Dr Bodour Salhia
Dr Cesaltina Lorenzoni
Dr Delva Shamley
Prof Lewis Roberts
Dr Muntaser Ibrahim
Dr Blaise Nkegoum
Prof Sulma Mohammed
Dr Usman Aliyu
Dr Pedro Fernandez
Dr Solomon Rotimi
Dr Clayton Yates
Dr Danladi Adamu Bojude
Dr Francis Makokha
Dr Hannah Naa Gogwe Ayettey
Prof Luca Incrocci
Dr Tata gniré Safiatou Coulibaly
Prof Folakemi Odedina
Dr Susan Citonge Msadabwe-Chikuni

Local Organising Committee

Prof Rose Anorlu
Dr Solomon Rotimi
Dr Abubakar Bello
Dr Iya Eze Bassey
Dr Zainab Bagudu
Prof Ifeoma Okoye
Prof Fatimah B. Abdulkareemi
Prof Kayode A Adeniji
Dr Nwamaka Lasebikan
Prof Catherine Badejo Oladoyinbo
Dr Runcie Chikeruba Wilson Chidebe


AORTIC Secretariat:

Belmira Rodrigues
Skye Wilson
Khatija Osman
Lavender Nyoni