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 will be accredited with 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: Cervical cancer

Hannah Simonds, ZA

Nicoletta Colombo, IT


Workshop 2: HIV associated cancers

Anal, Kaposi Sarcoma, Lymphoma and Cervical

Jean-Philippe Spano, FR

Zainab Mohamed, ZA

Marco Ladetto, IT

Jean-Yves Blay, FR

Alex A. Adjei, US

Mariza Tunmer, ZA

08:00-11:00 Workshop 3: Oesophageal cancer

Florian Lordick, DE

Abebe Bekele, RW

Michael Mwachiro, KE

Russell White, KE

Duvern Ramiah, ZA

Ashraf Wadee,ZA

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 Rebecca Dent, SI
13:00-13:30 Current standards and practice changing studies in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (perioperative and metastatic) Rebecca Dent, SI
13:30-13:40 Case presentation – TNBC Karishma Singh, ZA
13:40-13:50 Discussion
13:50-14:20 Current standards and practice changing studies in HER2+ BC Nadia Harbeck, DE
14:20-14:30 Case presentation – HER2+ BC Natalie Irwin, ZA
14:30-14:40 Panel Discussion
14:40-15:10 Coffee Break
Session 2  Workshop report back
Chairs: Alicia Sheriff, ZA and Jean-Philippe Spano, FR
15:10-15:20 Report back on workshop 1: Cervical cancer  Hannah Simonds, ZA
15:20-15:30 Discussion
15:30-15:40 Report back on workshop 2: HIV associated cancers Zainab Mohamed, ZA
15:40-15:50 Discussion
15:50-16:00 Report back on workshop 3: Oesophageal cancer Duvern Ramiah, ZA
16:00-16:10 Discussion
Session 3  Development in Radiotherapy
Chairs:  Sheynaz Bassa, ZA and Sjouke Oosting, NL
16:10-16:40 Current Advances in HPV associated Head & Neck Cancers Sjoukje Oosting, NL
16:40-16:50 Case presentation – HPV associated Head & Neck Cancer Local speaker TBD
16:50-17:10 Radiosurgery vs Targeted therapy for metastatic brain tumors Andrea Wittig-Sauer, DE (TBC)
17:10-17:20 Case presentation – metastatic brain tumor Local speaker TBD
17:20 -17:30 Panel  Discussion
17:30 Adjourn
17:40 Welcoming Cocktails  
Saturday, 12th February 2022
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 Local speaker TBD
08:45-09:00 Discussion
09:00-09:30 Current standards of care and practice changing studies on high grade lymphoma Maria Gomes da Silva, ES
09:30-09:45 Case presentation – Burkitt lymphoma Local speaker TBD
09:45-10:00 Panel discussion
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break
Session 5 Sarcoma
Chairs:  Thurandrie Naiker, ZA and Silvia Stacchiotti, IT
10:20-10:45 Current standards for soft tissue sarcoma Silvia Stacchiotti, IT
11:10-11:30 Case presentation – GIST

Local speaker TBD

Local speaker TD

11:30-11:50 Current standards osteo and EWings sarcoma Jean-Yves Blay, FR
11:50-12:10 Case presentation – Neoadjuvant Treatment Osteosarcoma Peter Anastasiades, ZA
12:10-12:20 Panel discussion
12:20-13:20 Lunch
Educational Symposium



Rolf. A. Stahel, CH and Alex A. Adjei, US

How to publish your work in a peer-reviewed journal


Cost effective Cancer Care in Low and Middle Income countries (possibly to replace the previously given talk in this lunch time session)

 Raymond Abratt, ZA


Paul Ruff, ZA

12:45:13:00 Panel discussion  
Session 6  Lung Cancer
Chairs: Solange Peters, CH and Devan Moodley, ZA
13:20-13:50 Practice changing studies for Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Solange Peters, CH
13:50-14:00 Case presentation – Immunotherapy in SCLC Local speaker TBD
14:00-14:15 Discussion
14:15-14:45 Practice changing studies for molecular targeted therapy Rolf Stahel, CH
14:45-14:55 Case presentation – EGFR mutant NSCLC Local speaker TBD
14:55-15:10 Discussion
15:10-15:30 Coffee break
Session 7 Pregnancy and Fertility preservation in cancer
Chairs: Greta Dreyer, ZA and Karin Jordan, DE
15:30-15:50 Fertility preservation for cancer patients Erica Silvestris, IT (TBC)
15:50-16:10 Case presentation – lymphoma Hodgkin Local speaker TBD
16:10-16:30 Delivering chemotherapy during pregnancy Karin Jordan, DE
16:30-16:50 Case presentation – perioperative for BC during pregnancy

Local speaker TBD


16:50-17:05 Discussion
17:05 Adjourn
17:15 – 18:15 Evening Satellite symposium sponsored by Takeda


Sunday, 13th February 2022
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
08:20-08:30 Case presentation – on HER2+ stomach cancer

Local speaker TBD


08:30-08:50 Current Standard of Care of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Arndt Vogel, DE
08:50-09:00 Case presentation – biliary tract cancer Local speaker TBD
09:00-09:15 Panel Discussion

Session 9


 Neuroendocrine and colorectal cancer

Richard Khanyile, ZA and Florian Lordick, DE



09:15-09:35 The role of PPRT in neuroendocrine tumors Mike Sathekge, ZA
09:35-09:45 Case presentation – pancreatic net Sam Molepo
09:45-10:05 Targeted therapy in colorectal cancer Florian Lordick, DE
10:05-10:15 Case presentation – locally advanced rectal cancer Local speaker TBD
10:15-10:30 Coffee break

 Session 10


 Prostate Cancer

Bernardo Rapoport, Za and Gwenaelle Gravis, FR (TBC)

10:30-10:50 Novel approach to oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Piet Ost, NL
10:50-11:00 Case presentation – Prostate Cancer Local speaker TBD
11:00-11:20 A new approach to systemic treatment in metastatic Prostate Cancer Gwenaelle Gravis, FR (TBC)
11:20-11:30 Case presentation – metastatic Prostate Cancer Local speaker TBD
11:30-11:50 Panel Discussion
11:50-12:00 Closing