2020 Greater Horn Oncology Symposium
Greater Horn Oncology Symposium (GHOS) is a multidisciplinary oncology symposium dedicated to increasing awareness of cancer care in the Greater Horn of Africa. It is a forum for teaching, training, and the exchange of ideas to advance cancer care in this region. By bringing together physicians and oncology industry members from abroad, as well as local physicians and community leaders, we hope to encourage collaboration on developing local cancer care. The essence of GHOS is to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, particularly radiation treatment in Africa.
The target audience will be all African physicians, medical personnel, administrators, ministers of health, and local and national leaders who are interested in the progress of radiation oncology in Africa. All presenters, attendees, and volunteers associated with the symposium will be there to help advance cancer care. We expect to have up to 120 attendees from all of Africa, Europe, and North America. We believe the greatest group served will be the local medical staff as they learn from leaders in the radiation oncology field who will attend and present. Of course, ultimately the patients of the local medical personnel will receive the greatest benefit.
The funds received from GHOS registration and support will be used to support the travel and registration of our African invitees. African attendees will be a combined group of Oncologists, AORTIC Members, officials from governments, local leaders, and medical professionals from more than 20 countries attending. Almost all of these attendees would not be able to attend without support from our partners.