Radiation Oncology

The AORTIC Radiation Oncology SIG is currently been formed and led by Verna Vanderpuye and Surbhi Grover.

The purpose of this SIG is to create a forum to share ideas and information of radiologists in Africa.


Improving the quality of radiation therapy delivery in Africa through inter regional research and training collaboration.

Goals & Strategy:

  • Bring together radiation oncologists in Africa to discuss issues & treatment options available at various sites.
  • Find out what the research needs are.
  • What the education target areas/needs are on the Continent.
  • Improve communication between practicing radiation oncologists.
  • Share treatment practices for common cases & more difficult cases.
  • Establish research priorities in radiation oncology.
  • Establish education priorities in radiation oncology.
  • Establish a directory of radiotherapy resources including training programs and manpower.
  • Identify regional centers of excellence to improve manpower training through scientific visits.
  • Identify areas of international collaboration.

Steering Committee:

Chair: Verna Vanderpuye (Accra, Ghana)

Co-Chair: Surbhi Grover (Gaborone, Botswana)

Committee members:
Ahmed Elzawawy (Port Said, Egypt)
Hannah Simonds (Cape Town, South Africa)
Macoumba Gaye (Dakar, Senegal)
Biniyam Tefera Deressa (Gondar, Ethiopia)
Joseph Kigula-Mugambe (Kampala, Uganda)
Kirsten Hopkins (Vienna, Austria)
Maurice Mwale (Lusaka, Zambia)
Ntokozo Ndlovu (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Tajudeen Ayodeji Olisande (Nigeria)