Welcome Note

Aortic 2011 Welcome


12 December 2011
The AORTIC 2011 conference that was held in Cairo, Egypt from 30 November - 2 December 2011, was a resounding success. The conference attracted 300 delegates – the vast majority from 32 of the 54 countries in Africa. Other participants and speakers were from the USA, UK, Germany, Colombia, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Canada, Saudi Arabia and India. 
AORTIC 2013 will be held in Durban, South Africa and we look forward to meeting you all there again!
* Breaking News! *
28 November 2011 
The AORTIC Council had a very successful meeting today and are looking forward to the AORTIC 2011 conference that will commence with pre-conference workshops tomorrow.

Welcome to all our delegates that have arrived today to attend the AORTIC 2011 Cancer Conference “Entering the 21stCentury for Cancer Control in Africa” in Cairo, Egypt.
Aortic Council
Photo above:  AORTIC Council Members
 21 November 2011
Please be informed that we are aware of the recent events in Cairo.  Note that the AORTIC 2011 conference will go ahead as scheduled.  The AORTIC 2011 conference will take place at the Intercontinental City Stars hotel in the Heliopolis area, 7km from the airport and 20km from downtown Cairo and there are no government buildings in the vicinity.  In addition, good security is in place at the conference venue.  We do not expect any disruptions. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon in Cairo!

AORTIC 2011 Conference Secretariat, Scientific Committee & Local Organising Committee
Our conference organisers are in Cairo at the moment and have reported that there were no travel issues at the airport and en route to the conference venue.  We are in constant contact with our team on the ground and will keep you updated regularly. 

Follow us on facebook (search for “AORTIC” group), twitter (@AORTIC2011) & our blog (AORTIC2011.blogspot.com) for live updates or e-mail admin@aortic-africa.org.
GSK Announcement
 23 November 2011
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the GSK symposium and all other GSK activities that were scheduled to take place during the AORTIC conference have been cancelled.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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We are pleased to announce that the registration and abstract submission for the 8th International AORTIC Conference is now open. It is a pleasure and a privilege, to invite you to Cairo, Egypt, for the 8th International Conference entitled “Entering the 21st Century for Cancer Control in Africa”.
The 8th International Conference will be hosted by the African Organisation for Research & Training in Cancer (AORTIC).
AORTIC's key objectives are to further research relating to cancers prevalent in Africa; support the management of training programs in oncology for health care workers, and to deal with the challenges of creating cancer control and prevention programs, as well as raising public awareness of cancer in Africa.
We are confident that the scientific program will be very informative and stimulating, the social activities will promote lasting friendships and that the pre and post conference tours will give you the opportunity to explore this exciting region of the world. When you visit Cairo, Egypt, we would encourage you not to miss the wonderful tourist attractions of the country.  A visit to the Pyramids, Egyptian museum and Khan el-Khalili market, is a must-see for all. So, do make a point of penciling the dates of 30 November - 02 December 2011 in your diary.
With this in mind I urge you to register to attend the AORTIC 2011 Conference and/or to submit a Paper.
I look forward to seeing you in Cairo, Egypt, in 2011.
Professor Serigne Magueye Gueye
AORTIC President
Professor Lynette Denny
AORTIC Secretary Treasurer
Professor Ahmed Elzawawy
Chair, Local Organising Committee, Egypt
The AORTIC 2011 Conference is organised in collaboration with the South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology (SEMCO).
Honorary President of SEMCO:
Professor Sherif Omar

Co-Presidents of SEMCO:
Professor Hussein Khaled & Prof. Ahmed Elzawawy

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que l'enregistrement et la présentation des exposés pour la 8 ème que Conférence Internationale de l'OAREC est maintenant ouverte. C'est un plaisir et privilège de vous inviter au Caire, en Egypte, pour la 8 ème Conférence Internationale intitulée "Entrer dans le 21ème siècle pour lutter  contre le cancer en Afrique".
Le 8ème Conférence internationale sera animée par l'Organisation Africaine pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement sur le  Cancer (OAREC).
Les principaux objectifs de l’OAREC sont entre autres poursuivre les recherches relatives aux cas de cancers prévalent en Afrique ; apporter un support ? la gestion des programmes de formation en oncologie pour les acteurs du domaine de la santé et pour faire face aux défis de la mise sur pied des programmes de lutte contre le cancer et les programmes de prévention, ainsi que sensibiliser le public au sujet du cancer en Afrique.
Nous sommes convaincus que le programme scientifique sera très instructif et stimulant, les activités sociales favoriseront une amitié durable et les visites avant et après la Conférence  nous donnerons l'occasion d'explorer cette passionnante région du monde. Lors de votre visite au Caire, en Égypte, nous vous encouragerons de  ne pas manquer pas les  merveilleuses attractions touristiques du pays. Une visite des pyramides, du musée égyptien, du marché Khan el-Khalili, est une nécessite pour tous de voir. Par conséquent, les dates du 30 Novembre - 02 Décembre 2011 doivent être marqué de manière spéciale  dans votre agenda.
Dans cet esprit, je vous exhorte à vous inscrire pour participer à la Conférence de l’OAREC édition 2011  et /ou présenter un exposé.
J’espère donc vous voir au Caire, en Égypte, en 2011.
Professeur Serigne Magueye Gueye
Le Président de l’OAREC
Professeur Lynette Denny
Secrétaire trésorière de L’OARIC 
Professeur Ahmed Elzawawy
Président du Comité Local d’Organisation (Egypte) 
La conférence de l’OAREC 2011est organisée en collaboration avec la South and East Mediterranean College of Oncology (SEMCO)
Président d’honneur du SEMCO:
Professeur Sherif Omar

Co-présidents du SEMCO:
Professeur Hussein Khaled & Pr Ahmed Elzawawy