So much has happened in taking decisions for the 3rd Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care since our last communications. The biggest news is that the conference organizing committee officially decided to hold the 3rd Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative care virtually and made a few changes in the hours the conference will run. Our virtual conference will be held September 23rd – 24th 2021.

More than 60 abstracts were submitted for this year’s conference. These abstracts have been reviewed by the conference scientific committee which still met to put together this year’s provisional program and it looks amazing. The program ranges from Keynote addresses to workshops to oral and poster presentations.

One of the conference sessions will be a televised panel discussion involving eminent persons. As per the conference program, the panel discussion will be held on the first day of the conference on Thursday 23rd September 2021 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The panel discussion will center on the conference theme, “Cancer and Palliative Care in COVID-19 and other challenging situations.”

The panel will be composed of experts on the following topical issues, the Covid-19 Pandemic and entire response in Uganda, delivery of Cancer Services amidst Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond, Palliative Care Services delivery amidst Covid-19 Pandemic and beyond, Community member perspective on cancer and palliative care during Covid-19, and Health Workers experience on managing Covid-19 among cancer patients

Program themes

  1. Innovation and Creativity.
  2. Providing care to vulnerable Populations.
  3. Sustainability of Cancer and Palliative Care services in Uganda.
  4. Resilience, caring for caregivers, and sustainability of services.

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