ESMO Summit Africa 2022


The programme of this event has been accredited with 19 Category 1 ESMO-MORA points. 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

The programme of this event has been accredited with 18 CEU points by the University of Cape Town – for South African doctors.

Friday, 11th February 2022
07:30-08:00 pre-SUMMIT Workshops Registration
08:00-11:00 Workshop 1: HIV associated cancers
Anal, Kaposi Sarcoma, Lymphoma and Cervical
Zainab Mohamed, ZA
Marco Ladetto, IT
Krishantha Pillay, ZA
08:00-11:00 Workshop 2: Oesophageal cancer Florian Lordick, DE
Russell White, KE
Duvern Ramiah, ZA
Ashraf Wadee,ZA
George Pentheroudakis, CH
11:15-12:15 Brunch and Satellite Symposium sponsored by Lilly
 SUMMIT Registration 10:00-12:30
Welcome & Introduction
12:30-12:40 Welcome address Sheynaz Bassa, ZA 
Georgia Demetriou, ZA
Florian Lordick, DE 
12:40-12:50 Introduction by ESMO President Solange Peters, CH 
12:50-13:00 ESMO & WHO Collaboration: What it could mean for Africa Solange Peters, CH 
Session 1  Breast Cancer
Chairs: Georgia Demetriou, ZA and Peter Vuylsteke, Botswana
13:00-13:30 Current standards and practice changing studies in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (perioperative and metastatic) Rebecca Dent, SI 
13:30-13:45 Case presentation – TNBC Karishma Singh, ZA 
13:45-14:15 Current standards and practice changing studies in HER2+ BC Nadia Harbeck, DE 
14:15-14:30 Case presentation – HER2+ BC Natalie Irwin, ZA 
14:30-14:45 Panel Discussion
14:45-15:15 Coffee Break
Session 2  Workshop report back
Chairs: Krishantha Pillay, ZA and George Pentheroudakis, CH
15:15-15:25 Report back on workshop 1: HIV associated cancers Zainab Mohamed, ZA 
15:25-15:35 Discussion
15:35-15:45 Report back on workshop 2: Oesophageal Cancer Duvern Ramiah, ZA 
15:45-15:55 Discussion
Session 3  Development in Radiotherapy
Chairs:  Sheynaz Bassa, ZA and Silvia Stacchiotti, IT
15:55-16:25 Current Advances in HPV associated Head & Neck Cancers Sjoukje Oosting, NL 
16:25-16:40 Case presentation – HPV associated Head & Neck Cancer Eugene Kale, ZA 
16:40-17:00 Radiosurgery vs Targeted therapy for metastatic brain tumors Filip de Vos,NL 
17:00 – 17:15 Case presentation – metastatic brain tumor Marion Algar, ZA 
17:15 -17:30 Panel  Discussion
17:30 Adjourn
17:30 Welcoming Cocktails  
Saturday, 12th February 2022
07:00 – 07:45 Breakfast Satellite Symposium sponsored by Janssen Oncology
Session 4 Lymphomas
Chairs: Vinitha Phillip, ZA and Marco Ladetto, IT
08:00-08:30 Current standards of care of low grade lymphomas Marco Ladetto, IT 
08:30-08:45 Case presentation – MALT lymphoma Rebecca Tibenderana, UG 
08:45-09:15 Current standards of care and practice changing studies on high grade lymphoma Maria Gomes da Silva, ES 
09:15-09:30 Case presentation – Burkitt lymphoma Sheima Sideeg, Sudan 
09:30-09:45 Panel discussion
09:45-10:15 Coffee Break
Session 5 Sarcoma
Chairs:  Thurandrie Naiker, ZA and Silvia Stacchiotti, IT
10:15-10:45 Current standards for soft tissue sarcoma Silvia Stacchiotti, IT 
10:45-11:00 Case presentation – GIST Tijo Manavalan, ZA 
11:00-11:30 Current standards osteo and EWings sarcoma Jean-Yves Blay, FR 
11:30-11:45 Case presentation – Neoadjuvant Treatment Osteosarcoma Mashadu Maduwa, ZA
11:45-12:00 Panel discussion
12:00-13:15 Lunch
Educational Symposium 1
Chairs: Rolf. A. Stahel, CH (onsite) and Bernardo Rapoport, ZA (onsite)
12:00-12:15 How to publish your work in a peer-reviewed journal Raymond Abratt, ZA 
12:15-12:30 Panel discussion  
Educational Symposium 2
Chairs: Duvern Ramiah, ZA (onsite)
Florian Lordick, DE (onsite) and Georgia Demetriou, ZA (onsite)
12:00-12:15 Access to cost-effective Cancer Care in Low and Middle Income countries Paul Ruff, ZA 
12:15-12:30 Panel discussion  
Session 6  Lung Cancer
Chairs: Solange Peters, CH (onsite) and Devan Moodley, ZA (onsite)
13:15-13:45 Practice changing studies for Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Solange Peters, CH 
13:45-14:00 Case presentation – Immunotherapy in SCLC Edwina Ayabilah, GH
14:00-14:30 Practice changing studies for molecular targeted therapy Rolf Stahel, CH 
14:30-14:45 Case presentation – EGFR mutant NSCLC Peter Anastasiades, ZA 
14:45-15:10 Panel Discussion
15:10-15:30 Coffee break
Session 7 Pregnancy and Fertility preservation in cancer
Chairs: Devan Moodley, ZA and Matteo Lambertini, IT
15:30-15:50 Fertility preservation for cancer patients Matteo Lambertini, IT 
15:50-16:05 Case presentation – lymphoma Hodgkin Romana Jassat, ZA 
16:05-16:25 Delivering chemotherapy during pregnancy Matteo Lambertini, IT
16:25-16:40 Case presentation – perioperative for BC during pregnancy Zine Steenkamp, ZA  
16:40-16:55 Panel Discussion
16:55 Adjourn
17:15 – 18:15 Evening Satellite symposium sponsored by Takeda
Sunday, 13th February 2022
07:00 – 07:45 Breakfast Satellite Symposium sponsored by Novartis Oncology Bernardo Rapaport
Session 8  Stomach and liver cancer
Chairs: Florian Lordick, DE and Paul Ruff, ZA
08:00-08:20 Practice changing studies in Immunotherapy in stomach cancer Elizabeth Smyth, UK
08:20-08:35 Case presentation – on HER2+ stomach cancer Roxane Mather, ZA
08:35-08:55 Current Standard of Care of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Arndt Vogel, DE
08:55-09:10 Case presentation – biliary tract cancer Mervin Boakaye Agyeman, GH
09:10-09:25 Panel Discussion
Session 9 Neuroendocrine and colorectal cancer  
Chairs: Richard Khanyile, ZA and Florian Lordick, DE
09:25-09:45 The role of PPRT in neuroendocrine tumors Mike Sathekge, ZA
09:45-10:00 Case presentation – pancreatic net Letjie Maserumele, ZA
10:00-10:20 Targeted therapy in colorectal cancer Florian Lordick, DE
10:20-10:35 Case presentation – locally advanced rectal cancer Phemelo Tshoeu, ZA
10:35-10:50 Panel Discussion
10:50-11:10 Coffee break
Session 10  Prostate Cancer
Chairs: Bernardo Rapoport, Za and Florian Lordick
11:10-11:30 Novel approach to oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Piet Ost, NL
11:30-11:45 Case presentation – Prostate Cancer Nontobeko Sonjica, ZA
11:45-12:05 A new approach to systemic treatment in metastatic Prostate Cancer Gwenaelle Gravis, FR
12:05-12:20 Case presentation – metastatic Prostate Cancer Mumba Musonda, ZM
12:20-12:35 Panel Discussion
12:35-12:45 Closing