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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 60 medical practitioners from Trivandrum, India was organized in collaboration with the Regional Cancer Cencer (RCC) and the IARC Screening group coordinated by Dr Richard Muwonge, Dr Rajaraman Swaminathan and Dr Devasena Anantharaman. This course introduced epidemiology and medical statistics training programme for oncological clinicians in India.

Medical Statistics for Clinicians Training Course, Trivandrum, India

08/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
This training course, with 60 medical practitioners from Trivandrum, India was organized in collaboration with the Regional Cancer Cencer (RCC) and the IARC Screening group coordinated by Dr Richard Muwonge, Dr Rajaraman Swaminathan and Dr Devasena Anantharaman. Main purpose was to introduced epidemiology and medical statistics training programme for oncological clinicians in India.

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

28/11/2017
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

15/11/2017
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”

09/11/2017
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.

Session on cancer early detection and control for students of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

03/11/2017
Dr Partha Basu presented the current status of HPV vaccination and cancer screening programmes in low- and middle-income countries to a group of post-graduate students.

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