It is our great pleasure to invite you to, support and attend the 4 th Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care from the 14 th – 15 th Sept 2023 at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala City, Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
The in-person conference is collaboratively brought to you by the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) which hosts the East Africa Centre of Excellence in Oncology and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU), one of the pioneer national palliative care associations on the African Continent. This 4th conference follows 3 other conferences cohosted by UCI and PCAU with international repute.
Cancer and other life-limiting illnesses continue to be an increasing public health concern in Uganda and the region. The recent COVID-19 pandemic, Ebola outbreaks, sporadic natural disasters, and the humanitarian situation in the region emphasize the need to scale up cancer and palliative care services to reach geographically remote communities and also a better focus on vulnerable/special groups. Due to the nature of highly centralized, urbanized, non-inclusive, and out-of-pocket expenditure of services, communities in remote settings, the poor, and other vulnerable groups are disproportionally deprived of continued access to essential services amidst public health emergency situations.
The chosen theme for the conference is Scaling up availability, accessibility, quality, and equity”. The theme was carefully selected to cause the attention of all stakeholders to discuss the barriers that impede the provision of cancer and palliative care services and work towards eliminating them and ensuring the availability, accessibility, quality, and equitable services.
The conference brings together, professionals in the field of cancer and palliative care, healthcare providers, students, policymakers, eminent researchers, academicians, donors, and partners in corporate and businesses, patients, and the general public.
The conference features workshops, plenary lectures, parallel presentations, special interest side events, poster presentations, and exhibitions.