Presented by BHI and hosted by Case Western Reserve, September 23-24,2021.
The Affordable Cancer Technology (ACT 2021) Conference, a global oncology virtual event, was open to the public for the very first time. The sessions focused on the intersection of technological innovation, cancer research, and global disparities, bringing together researchers, public health experts, policy advocates, and industry partners worldwide. To help bridge the gap in cancer care, over 300 participants discussed promising new technologies in early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Over 20 countries joined the event.
Panels of world-renowned experts discussed the development of new technologies for LMICs, conducting cancer research in low-resource settings, and promoting scale-up and sustainability of cancer prevention programs. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, opened the conference. Stay tuned for more updates!
Please join us in congratulating these outstanding scholars for the best abstract at the Affordable Cancer Technologies Conference 2021.
Best oral presentation: Dr. Chemtai Mungo et al.: “Efficacy of thermal ablation for treatment of high-grade cervical dysplasia among HIV-positive women: preliminary results from western Kenya.”
Best poster: Dr. Bernardo Vega et al.: “Role of self-sampling for the diagnosis of human papillomavirus in rural areas from Cuenca, Ecuador: Comparison of acceptance, sensitivity, and specificity among urine sampling, self-sampling, and clinician sampling.”