The AORTIC conferences provide a unique platform to bring together leading African and international health care professionals in cancer care, advocates, leaders in Government, and various members of the international health industry and global cancer community to meet and discuss cancer-related matters and proffer solutions to significantly reduce the impact of cancer in Africa and indeed around the world.



The 13th AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa will take place virtually from 5 to 10 November 2021, bringing together multidisciplinary specialists from the global cancer community to reduce the impact of cancer in Africa.

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) is an Africa-based organisation with members throughout Africa and the international cancer community. Our objectives are to support, integrate, and facilitate evidence-based interventions and innovative programmes towards the prevention and control of cancer in Africa.

The biennial AORTIC International Conference on Cancer in Africa is the definitive event on the African health calendar, enabling the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from oncology leaders from all over Africa and around the world.

For more information and to register for AORTIC 2021 please visit:https://aorticconference.org

Cancer Genomics Conference: African genomic diversity

A roadmap to global equity in cancer control

The African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) held its Inaugural Cancer Genomics Conference with the theme, “African Genomic Diversity: A Roadmap to Global Equity on Cancer Control”

The 2- day Cancer Genomics in Africa Conference was held to address  basic science and clinical research on cancer genomics and genetics research relevant to Africa and people of African descent in the diaspora. This included the following topics:

  • Ethics
  • Data Management
  • Diagnostic Applications
  • Cancer Genomics of African Ancestry


AORTIC 2019 was held in Maputo, Mozambique from 5 to 8 November 2019, with the theme “Cancer in Africa: Innovation, strategies, implementation.


AORTIC 2017 took place from 7 to 10 November at the Kigali Convention Centre in Kigali, Rwanda, with a pre-conference symposium on 6 November.

Past meetings

  • AORTIC PALOP 2020 Meeting, 29 – 30 July, 2020, Luanda, Angola (Hosted Virtually)
  • AORTIC PALOP 2018 Meeting, 22-24 March, 2018, Praia, Cabo Verde
  • AORTIC Research Workshop , 17 & 18 January 2017, Cape Town, South Africa (prior to the AACR meeting)
  • Inaugural Education & Training Workshop 20 & 21 October 2016, in Abuja, Nigeria
  • AORTIC PALOP 2016 Meeting, 25-28 May 2016, Maputo, Mozambique
  • AORTIC / AACR Meeting April 2016
  • AORTIC ASCO Meeting 2015
  • AORTIC East Africa Regional Meeting 26, 27 June 2015

For more information on how to participate please contact: info@aortic-africa.org.