Visit of Dr Anil Chaturvedi and Dr Li Cheung, National Cancer Institute (NCI), Rockville, USA01/08/2018 – 09/08/2018
Drs Chaturvedi and Cheung visited the Screening Group to work on the project of the evaluation of the variability in the efficacy of oral cancer screening according to risk of oral cancer.
Visit of Dr K. Ramadas, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India31/07/2018 – 08/08/2018
Dr Ramadas visited the Screening Group to discuss the progress of work on the project “Follow-up evaluation of clinical breast examination screening in a community-based cluster randomized controlled trial in Trivandrum District, India”.
Training course in cervical cancer screening and treatment by thermocoagulation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast16/07/2018 – 19/07/2018
The Screening Group organized a training course at the Institut National de Santé Publique (INSP), Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to train the medical providers involved in the Care4Afrique project. Dr Chami Youssef from the Lalla Salma Foundation and Ms Lobna Boulegroun attended this training.
Conference: 4th St. Petersburg International Oncology Forum “White Nights 2018”05/07/2018 – 08/07/2018
Dr Muwonge was an invited speaker at the conference to present about breast cancer screening opportunities and challenges.
Principal investigators meeting for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia, Kolkata, India02/07/2018 – 03/07/2018
The Screening Group organized this meeting for all principal investigators, programme managers, and key collaborators from the study sites involved in this project, to discuss Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommendations, study progress, and recent findings.
Field visits in India for the HPV vaccination study to evaluate the effectiveness of one, two, and three doses of quadrivalent HPV vaccine in preventing cervical neoplasia24/06/2018 – 04/07/2018
Mr Eric Lucas and Ms Cecile Le Duc conducted field visits to study sites in Sikkim, Mizoram, and Delhi to discuss the project’s implementation, progress, and challenges.
Conference: Congrès international sur la prévention et le dépistage du cancer, Sétif, Algeria22/06/2018 – 23/06/2018
Dr Sauvaget attended this conference and worked on a protocol of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Demonstration Project for Algeria.
Visit of Dr Anita Gadgil, Dr Susan Cherian, and Dr Surita Kantharia, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Hospital, Homi Bhabha National Institute University, Mumbai, India11/06/2018 – 16/06/2018
Drs Gadgil, Cherian, and Kantharia visited the Screening Group to discuss the development of a new atlas on mammography and early detection of breast cancer.
Conference of the Chinese Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, Shenzhen, China25/05/2018 – 27/05/2018
Dr Basu was the keynote speaker at the 4th Conference of the Chinese Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, Dhaka, Bangladesh19/05/2018 – 24/05/2018
Dr Basu conducted a training course for master’s students in collaboration with the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. He was also involved in revising the national cervical cancer screening protocol.