About this event

  • Date and time Mon 16 Nov 2020 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oncology

Join us for the 5th year of this important meeting bringing together healthcare professionals from around the world to share their experiences and increase awareness of topical issues globally faced in oncology.

Attendees can expect to understand:

  • The global disparities in cancer care and how to address this through collaborative networks
  • Innovations through digital and other technology, which will improve cancer control in low and middle income settings
  • The global movement to eliminate cervical cancer, which could be the most significant achievement of our generation
  • How current research in global oncology is improving cancer outcomes
  • The role of training programmes in improving human capacity to control cancer in low and middle income settings

Please note, due to the COVID-19 breakout this year’s prize has been cancelled. Therefore the submission deadline has been extended to 2021. If you have already submitted an abstract, you have until the new deadline to make any changes. The winner and top 10 abstracts will be invited to present at the 2021 meeting.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Vanessa Moss annual prize


  • Winner of best abstract - £250 and invited for oral presentation
  • Top 10 abstracts – poster presentation

Submission deadline: Sunday 27 June 2021

Open to:

  • Any scientist or healthcare professional working in the field of global cancer control
  • HICs and LMICs

Abstract guidelines:

Submit an abstract of 400 words maximum, including background, methods, results and discussion. The abstract should be on collaborative research/service delivery in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in global cancer control, focusing on LMICs as defined by the world bank group. The project may be clinical or scientific and the work may have been published previously (but not before 2018).

Judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care who will consider the originality and the impact of the research on the quality of care for patients with cancer in LMICs, within the context of the resources available to the host institution.

The winner must agree to attend the conference. Standard travel expenses will covered by the RSM Oncology Section.

To submit your abstract, click here

For further information please contact oncology@rsm.ac.uk

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Standard pricing available until 16 November 2020.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£20.00 £10.00 £10.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£40.00 £25.00 £25.00

Key speakers

Dr Ophira Ginsburg

Dr Ophira Ginsburg

Director Perlmutter Cancer Center High Risk Program, New York University, New York, US

Speaker's biography

Dr Ophira Ginsburg is a medical oncologist and global women’s health researcher with technical and policy expertise in noncommunicable diseases prevention and management.  She is the director of the high-risk cancer genetics program and associate professor in the section for global health, department of population health at New York University School of Medicine. Formerly based at the University of Toronto, from 2015 to 2016 she was a medical officer at WHO and continues to serve as a consultant to several UN agencies, providing technical assistance to member states on national cancer control planning and policies.


Over the last 15 years, Dr Ophira Ginsburg developed an inter-disciplinary collaborative program of research, education, and policy guidance in cancer control, with colleagues on five continents. The overarching aim of her work is to improve equitable access to early detection for breast and cervical cancer in low-income and middle-income countries. She also conducts public health research to reduce cancer disparities for women in underserved communities in North America, and is leading a new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (“Cancer Moonshot” program), to improve access to cancer genetics services through primary care clinics in the New York area.

Professor Richard Sullivan

Professor Richard Sullivan

Chair, Cancer and Global Health, King’s College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Richard Sullivan is professor of cancer and global health at King’s College London, and director of the King’s Institute of Cancer Policy and co-director of the Conflict and Health Research Group. As well as holding a number of visiting chairs, Professor Richard Sullivan is an non-communicable disease (NCD) advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO), civil-military advisor to Save the Children, and a member of the National Cancer Grid of India.


His research focuses on global cancer policy and planning, and health systems strengthening, particularly fragile and conflict settings. Professor Richard Sullivan’s research teams have programs in capacity building in conflict and health across the Middle East and North Africa (r4hc-mena.org), as well as programmes in women’s health, digital innovation (VR enhanced surgery) and a wide range of global health security projects. Professor Sullivan qualified in medicine and trained in surgery (urology), gaining his PhD in biochemistry from University College London. As well as working as research and development lead in industry he was also clinical director of Cancer Research UK, one of the world’s largest research funders between 1999 and 2008.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Richard Sullivan, Institute of Cancer Policy, Conflict and Health Research Group, King’s College London

Delivery of cancer services

Furthering the agenda for global access to cancer care in the context of COVID

Speaker to be confirmed

Programme of action for cancer therapy and COVID-19 assistance to member states

May Abdel-Wahab, Director, Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The City Cancer Challenge approach during COVID-19: Collaboration and shared experience

Ms Isabel Mestres, Director, Global Public Affairs, City Cancer Challenge

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Focus on cervical cancer


Professor Mary Gospodarowicz, Clinician Investigator, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Global strategy towards elimination of cervical cancer

Speaker to be confirmed

CanScreen5: Cervical cancer prevention research and the implications of a global pandemic

Dr Partha Basu, Head, Screening Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer treatment

Dr Ophira Ginsburg, Associate Professor, Section for Global Health, Department of Population Health, New York University

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Research and innovations in global cancer care post covid-19

Oncology research in Uganda

Dr Abrahams Omoding, Medical Oncologist, Uganda Cancer Institute

Clinical trial engagement in LMICs in the wake of a global pandemic

Speaker to be confirmed

Innovations in radiotherapy provision for LMICs – Using lessons learned from COVID-19 for benefit

Manjit Dosanjh, Senior Advisor for Medical Applications, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)

Panel discussion
End of webinar



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

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