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Visit of Dr Hamideh Salimzadeh, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran

04/02/2018 – 25/02/2018
Dr Salimzadeh visited the Screening Group to work on the protocol of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Project in Tehran Province.

Internship: Mr Kossi Dovénê ABALO, University Lyon I, France

01/02/2018 – 31/07/2018
Mr Abalo completed a 6-month internship within the Screening Group as part of the second year of his master’s degree in the field of public health. He was involved in the CanScreen5 project.

Training course on colposcopy and treatment of precancers, Kolkata, India

27/12/2017 – 30/12/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata, for gynaecologists from India (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Sikkim, and Udaipur) and Burundi.

Training course for local doctors in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Barshi, India

16/12/2017 – 17/12/2017
This training course, with 24 participants from the state of Maharashtra, was organized in collaboration with the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital.

West Asia Cancer Conference, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

30/11/2017 – 02/12/2017
Dr Partha Basu presented at the conference as an invited faculty member.

CARE4Afrique kick-off meeting, Dakar, Senegal

Drs Partha Basu, Catherine Sauvaget, and Farida Selmouni attended the project kick-off meeting.

Symposium: “Breast cancer in Morocco: a global approach”, Marrakech, Morocco

21/11/2017 – 22/11/2017
Drs Partha Basu and Catherine Sauvaget participated in this symposium organized by the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Dr Sauvaget gave a presentation on the alternatives to mammography for breast cancer screening.

Meeting: “European cancer screening programmes: monitoring activities", Ispra, Italy

A meeting was held at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to plan the next report on the status of the implementation of cancer screening in the European Union, as well as to present the new Cancer Screening in Five Continents (CanScreen5) project.

New publication: “Cervical cancer prevention: recent progress and the unfinished agenda in low- and middle-income countries”

The Screening Group helped to prepare this special issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (Volume 138, Issue Supplement S1), which describes the state-of-the-art of cervical cancer prevention in low-resource settings. View the flyer for this supplement. View the special issue contents.

Coordination meeting of the research groups studying the efficacy of a single dose of HPV vaccine, Seattle, United States of America

07/11/2017 – 09/11/2017
Dr Partha Basu presented updates on the IARC–India HPV vaccine trial at the meeting, which was organized by PATH and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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