Call for Application
(All expenses paid)

Health Policy Forum


There is a three-day conference design to bring regional non-medical cancer providers, who deal with cancer patients, social issues about cancer care and stigmas of the cancer diagnosis together. The goal of the conference is to strengthen the role and capacity of the cancer providers in the region by training them and creating a network of professionals in cancer space. The conference planners encourage nurses, volunteers, managers of residential settings for families of cancer patients, social workers and leaders of cancer support groups to apply for this conference. We are collaborating with the
O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

Conference content:

The content of the conference panel discussions and workshops will include: patients’ centered care, policy and advocacy for patients, governance and capacity building for the organizations, network building and collaboration, and philanthropy, fundraising and leadership of the organizations’ boards.

Conference expectations and outcomes:

The goal is to train the attendees to become strong leaders in their professional work for dealing with cancer issues and being able to train others in their respective countries and strengthening the regional cooperation among the participants.


The conference will be in Tbilisi, Georgia in spring of 2017 and is open to Iranians, Georgians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis. The cost of attending the conference that includes; international travel from these three countries, lodging, meals and planned travel within the city is covered by a NGO and in partnership with Georgian Society of Clinical Oncology.

Prospective applicants:

  • • Must have professional experience in the field of cancer
  • • Must be in good community standing
  • • Must understand English
  • • Must be able to pay for the economy class airplane ticket and keep the receipt to present at the conference for reimbursement upon arrival to the conference in U.S. dollars
  • • Must complete the application process, completing the form and communicating with the organizer of the conference via email.