Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers

9 – 11 September 2024, Harare, Zimbabwe

The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.


Racheal Shamiso Dube Mandishora (University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe)

In collaboration with:

Deadline for receipt of applications:
15 May 2024

  • Applicants must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway (ISG) to obtain access to the online submission platform
  • Data entered for registration to the ISG portal (name, surname, gender, date of birth, nationality and E-mail address) will automatically be included in the applicant’s request to attend the event – “Personal data” section – and will not be editable
  • For any problems with ISG access, please contact the ICGEB IT support service at [email protected]

The workshop will provide up-to-date data on HPV related cancers including biology, epidemiology, and laboratory diagnosis. The speakers will highlight research gaps and suggest prevention and screening interventions suited for resource limited settings. Networking opportunities will foster collaborations between scientists in Zimbabwe and neighboring ICGEB member states as well as from the US and Europe. The meeting will also bring together researchers with ongoing collaborations, some that were developed during the ICGEB meeting in 2022 and enable them to implement expansion of ongoing research.


Cervical Cancer and Vulval cancers; Disease burden and treatment; HPV related anal disease; Epidemiology, Screening and Treatment; Molecular biology/pathology of HPV infections, neoplasia and cancers; Tumorigenesis, Tumour Immunology and Therapeutic vaccines; Head and Neck cancers and Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP); Wet laboratory training and illustrations: HPV assays


Researchers involved in the field of cancer epidemiology, molecular virology, cancer biology, laboratory sciences (microbiology, genetics, immunology and pathology) and clinical science. Poster sessions are included on the program. Students, early career scientists and junior faculty are welcome to attend.


Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs including meals and accommodations. A limited number of grants to support a portion of the costs to attend the meeting are available for a selected number of students/early career applicants who are nationals of ICGEB member states.

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University of Zimbabwe

Twitter: @UZimbabwe and @UZCHSRSC


Moffitt Cancer Center




International Papillomavirus Society

Twitter:  @IPVSociety