ESMO Summit Africa

Dear Colleagues and members of the trade,

We welcome you to the ESMO Africa Summit 2019. This will be held at the Century City Conference centre from 14-16th February 2019

The 2019  summit will be co-chaired by  Andres Cervantes representing the European Oncology community, and  Daniel Vorobiof  and Hannah Simonds as the local representatives

The summit will commence with three workshops for invited participants. The focus will be on breast cancer, palliative care and prostate cancer. The workshops will review current ESMO guidelines and discuss the solutions to instituting these in Africa where there is varying access to healthcare.

The three day main meeting will consist of high quality presentations from leading experts from Europe and Africa covering the latest guidelines and management issues in breast, lung, gastrointestinal, sarcoma, haematological and non-prostate urological malignancies. Case presentations by young oncologists will provide opportunities for debate and discussion.

We welcome trade and industry’s ongoing support for this important academic event.

We look forward to seeing many colleagues from Africa and Europe gathering for this exciting summit, we welcome you all to Cape Town.


Kind regards,
Hannah and Daniel

The ESMO Summit Africa 2019 is a three-day educational event with presentations focused on several key disease sites. Created for oncology professionals in Africa by international and local key opinion leaders, the Summit will put into context the most significant treatment advances presented at the ESMO annual Congress.

Summit objectives

  • To provide the oncology community with a summary of the most significant treatment advances presented at the ESMO Congresses
  • To review the current standard of care for key malignancies from a local and international perspective
  • To discuss the current controversies in the management of specific cancers

Target audience

Medical and clinical oncologists, pharmacists, nurses, students, fellows, residents, general practitioners in oncology and other oncology healthcare professionals.


Andrés Cervantes, Valencia, ES
Hannah Simonds, Stellenbosch, ZA
Daniel Vorobiof, Johannesburg, ZA


The programme will be available by mid-August 2018.


The programme of this event will be accredited with ESMO-MORA points for international delegates and CPD points for South African delegates. Recertification is necessary for medical oncologists to remain professionally certified by ESMO. Recertification guarantees that a certified medical oncologist has continued to update her/his knowledge and continues to possess the necessary skills and standards for the practice of medical oncology. For further information please refer to ESMO-MORA Recertification Process & Requirements.

The programme for this event will be accredited with CEU points by the University of Cape Town, for South African doctors.