African Cancer Leaders Institute (ACLI)

Date: 21-24 November 2013
Contact Person: Skye Wilson ( or Dr Tim Rebbeck (

Brief description or overview: The goal of the AORTIC African Cancer Leaders Institute (ACLI) is to develop the next generation of leaders in cancer research, advocacy, education, policy, and clinical practice in Africa. The ACLI will develop activities for individuals who commit to provide leadership in cancer for Africa. The ACLI will commission workshops, satellite meetings, exchanges, and other activities to compliment the professional competencies of ACLI participants.

The inauguration of the ACLI will occur at the AORTIC 2013 meeting in Durban, South Africa, 21-24 November 2013. The ACLI is conceived as a “meeting within a meeting” and will take place at the biennial AORTIC meeting. ACLI participants will be expected to attend the regular AORTIC scientific sessions, but also participate in lunchtime meeting sessions designed specifically for the ACLI, as well as meet with mentors individually.

Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis through an evaluation of submitted applications and other required documents. A limited number of travel awards will be available to qualified candidates.

The application deadline has passed and candidates have been selected. Interested participants can contact Tim Rebbeck.

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline:
Bursary application deadline:
AORTIC 2013 Pre Conference Workshops:
Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 November 2013
AORTIC 2013:
Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 November 2013