The University of Cape Town will be hosting Prioritizing Cancer: The UCT Cancer Research Symposium on Saturday, 17 February.
The symposium is being organised by the Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The aim of the CRI is to foster integrated, interdisciplinary research to address the growing cancer burden.
Professor Jennifer Moodley, director of the CRI, says, “Cancer is a growing public health issue – even in Africa. Collaborative research is key to addressing the complex challenge of cancer.”
The objectives of the symposium are to encourage collaboration, showcase cancer research in the Faculty of Health Sciences, identify gaps and areas for future research, and create networking opportunities.
The symposium will cover the following topics across its five sessions:
In addition, UCT cancer researchers will be showcasing their research through poster presentations and displays.
The symposium will be hosted at the Wolfson Pavilion in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Anzio Road, Observatory.
Registration and attendance is free but pre-registration will be required to assist with catering and other logistics. Participants are requested to pre-register online before 5 February 2018.
For further enquiries, please contact Karin van Wyk on 021 650 1739.
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