Global Health Catalyst summit Tanzania

Join us at Kunduchi Beach Resort and Conference Center

April 1-4, 2019

From Palliative to Curative Care

About the

Global Health Catalyst SummiT/Workshop in Tanzania

The Global Health Catalyst Summit Tanzania  has been funded by the University of Pennsylvania Global Education Fund to advance global health (PI. Stephen Avery).


The long-term goal is to develop a USA/Africa Radiation Oncology Core (ROC), with both practical (PROC) and virtual (IROC) components, dedicated to Research Education/training in Radiation oncology. The ROC will serve as a regional center of  excellence in Africa to significantly increase access to quality cancer care, research and education, reducing global health disparities in radiation oncology. 

Faculty Partners for this workshop come from: UPENN, Harvard, University of Heidelberg, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science, Ocean Road Cancer Institute, the Federation of African Medical Physicists,  AORTIC, amongst others.

Submit an Abstract to present in Tanzania

Abstract submission Deadline

February 22, 2019

Summit Workshop Topics

Topics included in the Workshop:

1. Dosimetry Measurements

2. Quality Assurance

3. e-learning

4. 2D-3D migration

5. Developing education programs

6. Developing clinical trials in Africa

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Summit Registration fees:

  • $50 for participants outside of the Africa region.

  • Free for African participants

The registration fees can be paid in Tanzania at the event registration desk at the Kudunchi Beach Hotel Resort

Further information on logistics can be found here

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Local Organizing Committee (LOC):

Nazima Dharsee (MUHAS), Constantin Kappas, Kiki Theodorou (University of Thessaly Medical School), Julius Mwaiselage, Khamza Maunda, Shaid Yusufu, (ORCI), Najat Mohammed (University of Dar es Salaam), Lazaro Busagala (TAEC)


International Organizing Committee (IOC):

Stephen Avery (Chair), Surbhi Grover (University of Pennsylvania), Will Ngwa (Harvard University), Twalib Ngoma (Co-Chair), (MUHAS), Laurence Court (MD Anderson), Jake Van Dyk (Western University),Yakov Pipman (AAPM), L.John Schreiner (Cancer Centre of Southern Ontorio/Queens University)


International Advisory Committee (IAC):

Francis Hasford, Stephen Inkoom (University of Ghana), Taofeeq A. IGE (National Hospital Abuja), Lasebikan Nwamaka (University of Nigeria), Kassa Darge (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Volker Steil (University of Mannheim), Nestory Masalu (Bugando Medical Center), Verna Vanderpuye (Kolre Bu Teaching Hospital)

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