Third CICAMS-IARC joint training course on cancer prevention and control, Shenzhen, China

04/11/2019 – 08/11/2019
The Screening Group co-organized this third training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) for the ASEAN countries, with 41 attendees and faculty members from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
View the IARC News and learn more about the CIACMS-IARC joint training course.

Launch of IARC Learning portal

04/11/2019
The Education and Training Group has launched the IARC Learning portal, an online space that hosts learning resources to support the professional development of cancer researchers and health professionals. The IARC Learning portal is organized around several thematic platforms, like cancer prevention and early detection developed in collaboration with the Screening Group. You will find a large variety of freely accessible resources: self-paced modules, manuals and guidelines, lectures and webinars, visual charts, and materials for trainers.
Visit the IARC Learning portal.

Publication translated in Chinese language: “Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice”

30/10/2019
The publication "Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice", IARC CancerBase No. 13 published in 2017 is now available in Chinese language following support of Dr Long Sui team from Fudan University, Shanghai, China and the Chinese Society for Colposcopy and Cervical pathology (CSCCP).
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View the publication.

Training course: IARC BELMED Training Course, Minsk, Republic of Belarus

09/10/2019 – 11/10/2019
Dr Vitaly Smelov and Andre Carvalho participated in this course which is part of a joint programme funded by the European Union on prevention of non-communicable diseases, promotion of healthy lifestyle and support to modernization of the health system in Belarus (BELMED). It is a coordinated project between different UN organizations (UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and IARC), in which IARC participates in the implementation of a national breast cancer screening program in Belarus. More detail about this training.

Training course on cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention, Fes, Morocco

30/09/2019 – 04/10/2019
The Screening Group organized this course in collaboration with Ministry of Health (Morocco), the Fes Institut de Recherche sur le Cancer (ICR) and the Fondation Lalla Salma Prévention et Traitement des Cancers to train 20 participants from Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco and Senegal. Dr Catherine Sauvaget and Dr Patricia Villain attended as a faculty members. Training course was a mixed of practical and theoretical sessions.

In the news: First course in French-speaking on cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention, Le Matin, Morocco

02/10/2019
The newspaper Le Matin reported the new IARC Screening Group initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Morocco, l'insititut de recherche sur le Cancer (IRC) and the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Research.
Read the article.

Projet Paprica: ouverture de la plateforme dans une semaine

02/10/2019
J-7 avant l'ouverture des classes virtuelles en ligne du CIRC sur la vaccination HPV pour les médecins généralistes de Lyon. Inscrivez-vous sur le site https://paprica-rhone.fr et informez-vous sur le projet PAPRICA.

Training course in diagnostic and treatment of breast cancer, Rabat, Morocco

23/09/2019 – 27/09/2019
The Screening Group organized a training course in diagnostic and treatment of breast cancer in collaboration with Institut National D’Oncologie Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah (INO) and Fondation Lalla Salma Prévention et Traitement des Cancers to train the medical providers involved in the Care4Afrique project in Bénin, Côte d'Ivoire and Sénégal. Dr Farida Selmouni attended as a faculty members. Course was a mixed of practical and theoretical sessions about diagnosis (radiology and pathology) and treatment.

Visit of Dr Sylla Malvi, Consultant cytologist Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital, Barshi, India

16/09/2019 – 20/09/2019
Dr Sylla Malvi worked with the Screening Group on the development of training modules about basics of cervical cytology for the IFCPC/IARC course on colposcopy and cervical cancer prevention available online soon.

Vous êtes médecin généraliste pratiquant à Lyon et vous souhaitez mettre à jour vos connaissances sur la vaccination et les vaccins HPV ?

17/09/2019
Nous vous proposons de participer à un atelier interactif d'une heure sans avoir à vous déplacer.
« PAPRICA »: dispositif de formation collaboratif et à distance est construit en deux temps :
  • Se préparer : durée de 10 minutes, à faire seul(e), et à n’importe quel moment avant la classe virtuelle.
  • Participer à une classe virtuelle : durée maximale d'une heure, en présence d'autres médecins participants tous connectés en même temps depuis leur cabinet (ou tout autre lieu) et d'un animateur de l'OMS.
Information et inscription : https://paprica-rhone.fr

IARC training: REDCap for data collection

12/09/2019
Mr Eric Lucas and Ms Sylvaine Barbier organized the first training session to introduce the REDCap framework including the platform and the IARC specific context in order to create, manage and report on data collection projects in clinical/epidemiological settings.

Training course for master trainers on colposcopy and management of cervical precancers, Kolkata, India

09/09/2019 – 10/09/2019
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) to train 25 master trainers in colposcopy and management of the screen-positive women. Dr P. Basu, Dr R. Sankaranarayanan, Dr R. Mandal, Dr D. Banerjee and Dr M. Vernekar attended as a faculty members with a mixed of practical and theoretical sessions.

IARC training: REDCap for surveys

09/09/2019
Mr Eric Lucas and Ms Sylvaine Barbier organized this first training session to introduce the REDCap framework (Research Electronic Data Capture Software from Vanderbilt University) including the platform and the IARC specific context in order to create, manage and report surveys.

Workshop on Early detection of cervical and breast cancer in Kolkata, India

05/09/2019 – 08/09/2019
As part of the AICC RCOG Conference in Kolkata, a workshop on early detection of cervical and breast cancer prevention was organized by IARC and International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC). Faculty included Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan, Dr Partha Basu, Dr Neerja Bhatla and Dr Theresa Freeman Wong.

Registration of new trainers and trainees for the IFCPC-IARC Training course in Colposcopy and the prevention of Cervical Cancer

14/08/2019
Registration of new trainers and trainees for the IFCPC-IARC Training course in Colposcopy and the prevention of Cervical Cancer will be open at the IFCPC-IARC stall at the 33rd Annual Conference of AICC RCOG 2019.
Exciting new opportunities for the trainers and trainees.
For further details about this training and registration.

Workshop on Early detection of cervical and breast cancer in Kolkata, India – 08/09/2019

14/08/2019
As part of the 33rd Annual Conference of AICC RCOG 2019, a post-congress workshop will be organized by IARC and IFCPC. Faculty include Dr. R. Sankaranarayanan, Dr Partha Basu, Dr. Neerja Bhatla and Dr. Theresa Freeman Wong.
More details available here for the registration.

IARC Summer School 2019: Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

01/07/2019 – 05/07/2019
This week-long module targeted professionals engaged in public health programs, health policy, cancer research and cancer control, cancer management, and provided a broad perspective on principles and concepts, issues and practice of cancer prevention and early detection and program implementation. The faculty members were a combination of IARC scientists and external invited specialists, in particular from the World Health Organization. Video recordings from main lectures are now available: register by creating a new account on the platform.

IARC Summer School makes lectures available to online observers

02/07/2019
This year, for the first time, IARC is opening the content of its Summer School to a wider audience, by posting video recordings of the main lectures on a dedicated online learning space after each day of classes. The aim of the IARC Summer School is to stimulate research in cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention by improving scientific knowledge and developing skills among researchers worldwide. To access the online learning space for Summer School Observers, register by creating a new account on the platform, free of charge.

Workshop on cancer control, focusing on: cancer registration and monitoring, cancer primary prevention and cancer screening as three key elements of the National Cancel Control Plan, Bucharest, Romania

03/06/2019 – 04/06/2019
Dr Partha Basu presented the IARC mandate: generating evidence to inform public health policies. He also summarized the implementation status of EU Council's Recommendation on cancer screening during the Expert Workshop on cancer control organized by the Romanian EU Council Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission.

Training course in cervical cancer screening and treatment by thermocoagulation, Cotonou, Benin

28/05/2019 – 31/05/2019
The Screening Group organized a training course in the Foundation Claudine Talon and in CHU MEL in collaboration with the Governmenent of Benin, Foundation Claudine Talon and the Foundation Lalla Salma to train the medical providers involved in the Care4Afrique project. Dr Partha Basu and Farida Selmouni attended as a faculty members with a mixed of practical and theoretical sessions.

IFCPC-IARC Training course in Colposcopy and Prevention of Cervical Cancer - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

20/05/2019
Twenty-four candidates from Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan sat an exit examination to complete the comprehensive, multimodal IFCPC/IARC course on colposcopy and cervical cancer prevention. This course is organized by the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) in collaboration with IARC. The OSCE was supported by UNFPA Regional office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Training course on the role of low-cost portable magnifying device and colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Lusaka, Zambia

18/03/2019 – 23/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu and Dr Srabani Mittal conducted this practical training course to train the trainers within the framework of the project “Diagnostic test accuracy of the low-cost portable magnifying device mobile colposcope in HIV-positive women in Zambia” in collaboration with the Department of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), and the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Switzerland.

Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Udaipur, India

05/03/2019 – 08/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu conducted a colposcopy training course for 15 gynaecologists in collaboration with GBM American Hospital in Udaipur City.

Virtual seminar: Virtual advanced cancer screeening training program for gynecologists on Echo project platform, India

07/03/2019
Dr Partha Basu presented within the framework of the ECHO project, the medical digital Indian platform, a virtual seminar about colposcopic features of premalignant and malignant changes of cervix attended by Indian gynaecologists.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment, Barshi, India

18/02/2019 – 22/02/2019
This training course, with 13 participants from Morocco was organized in collaboration with the Lalla Salma Foundation and the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital (NDMCH), India.

Conference: The Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India, wellness of woman, New Delhi, India

15/02/2019 - 17/02/2019
Dr Partha Basu was the chairperson at the National conference and Training of Trainers programme on National conference of wellness of woman, “Ek Kadam Cancer se Bachao Ki Ore” and delivered presentations about NCDs and Cancer Screening, and management of VIA screened positive participants. Dr Sankaranarayanan presented the Road map for Cervical Cancer Elimination in INDIA and WHO perspective.

IARC/WHO EURO Workshop on Implementation of Screening Programmes

16/01/2019 – 17/01/2019
The Screening Group team participated as faculty members for this interactive workshop, organized by the Section of Early Detection and Prevention, on implementation of cancer screening programmes, with representatives from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. More details.

Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Dakar, Senegal

14/01/2019 – 15/01/2019
Dr Partha Basu conducted a colposcopy training course in Dakar, Senegal, to train gynaecologists from Benin and Senegal, in the framework of the Care4Afrique project.

Video IARC in 140 Characters: Dr Sangrajrang Suleeporn - National Cancer Institute, Thailand

05/12/2018
Dr Sangrajrang Suleeporn, Thailand, outlines how her country’s long collaboration with IARC, including the training of scientists, has helped to improve the understanding of important areas such as epidemiology, prevention, cancer screening programmes and cancer control throughout the entire region.
Watch video.

Training course on planning and implementing cancer control programmes, Nanning, China

05/11/2018 – 09/11/2018
The Screening Group organized this second training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) for the ASEAN countries, with participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Conference: XXII FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

14/10/2018 – 19/10/2018
On behalf of the Screening Group, Dr Basu conducted the IARC session on cancer screening in LMICs at the XXII FIGO World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and participated in a training workshop. Following topics were covered: Cancer screening in the populations with hight HIV prevalence, optimizing treatment of cervical premalignant lesiosn in the LMICs, a pragmatice approach to tackle the growing burden of breast cancer in the LMICs and cervical cancer screening in post-HPV vaccine era in the LMICs.

Training course in cervical cancer screening and treatment by thermocoagulation, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

16/07/2018 – 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 Mrs Lobna Boulegroun attended this training.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, Dhaka, Bangladesh

19/05/2018 – 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.

Training course in cervical cancer screening and treatment by thermocoagulation, Dakar, Senegal

09/04/2018 – 20/04/2018
The Screening Group organized a training course at the Gaspard Kamara district hospital in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the “Servir le Sénégal” Foundation to train the medical providers involved in the Care4Afrique project. Dr Sauvaget attended as a faculty member.

Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Kolkata, India

21/03/2018 – 24/03/2018
Dr Basu conducted a training course on colposcopy in collaboration with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, India.

Training course for master trainers in breast and cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Bangkok, Thailand

19/03/2018 – 20/03/2018
This training course, with participants from ASEAN countries, was organized in collaboration with National Cancer Institute (NCI) Bangkok and the Thai Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (TSCCP). Dr Basu and Dr Sankaranarayanan attended as faculty members.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment, Barshi, India

12/02/2018 – 16/02/2018
This training course, with participants from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Morocco, and Senegal, was organized in collaboration with the Lalla Salma Foundation and the Tata Memorial Centre Rural Cancer Project, Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital (NDMCH), India.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment, Durban, South Africa

06/02/2018 – 09/02/2018
Dr Basu conducted a training course in VIA, cryotherapy, and thermal ablation in collaboration with the PRI Group and was supported by WHO.

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.

Training course on planning and implementing cancer control programmes, Shenzhen, China

23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) with participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.

New publication: “Cervical cancer screening and management of cervical pre-cancers”, published by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia

26/09/2017
Dr Partha Basu contributed to the development of this important training package. View the publication.

Visit from Dr Somasundaram Subramanian, Professor Valentina Nechushkina, Dr Maria Dardyk, and Mrs Anna Gurina, Eurasian Cancer Foundation, Moscow, Russian Federation

20/09/2017 – 22/09/2017
The delegation from the Eurasian Cancer Foundation visited the Group to discuss the possibilities for future colposcopy training courses.

Visit from Dr Tamar Khomasuridze, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Professors Walter Prendeville and Maggie Cruickshank, International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC)

18/09/2017 – 19/09/2017
The delegation visited the Group to discuss the progress of the IFCPC-IARC training programme in eastern Europe, India, and the Russian Federation.

Training session and official launch of the project on factors associated with delayed admission to the oncology centre and late stage at diagnosis in Morocco, Rabat, Morocco

14/09/2017 – 15/09/2017
The Screening Group organized this training session for the local principal investigators and project staff, to officially launch the project and discuss its implementation.

Workshop on cervical and breast cancer screening programme, Ministry of Health, Rabat, Morocco

11/09/2017
Dr Catherine Sauvaget presented the Screening Group’s recommendations resulting from their evaluation of the current Moroccan national programme of cervical and breast cancer early detection.

New publication: “Colposcopy and treatment of cervical precancer”

06/09/2017
The Screening Group is pleased to announce the publication of IARC Technical Publication No. 45: “Colposcopy and treatment of cervical precancer” by Walter Prendiville and Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan. See IARC Technical Publication 45. View the book.

New publication: “Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice”

05/09/2017
The Screening Group is pleased to announce the publication of the “Atlas of colposcopy – principles and practice”, available online. View the atlas.

Training course for master trainers and nurses on colposcopy, the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cervical cancer screening, and management of preinvasive lesions, Bangkok, Thailand

04/09/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute of Thailand, with participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Workshop on cervical cancer in Bangladesh

10/07/2017 – 12/07/2017
Drs Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan and Partha Basu attended a national consultative workshop organized by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Training course on cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Kolkata, India

07/07/2017 – 09/07/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata, India, for gynaecologists from Agra, Mizoram, Sikkim, and Udaipur.

IARC Summer School 2017 training course: “Implementing cancer prevention and early detection”

15/06/2017 – 23/06/2017
The Screening Group coordinated this week-long module in collaboration with the Prevention and Implementation Group and the Education and Training Group.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Thimphu, Bhutan

01/05/2017 – 04/05/2017
This training course, with participants from Bhutan, was organized in collaboration with the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) to provide technical support for the cervical cancer screening programme.

Training course for service providers on thermocoagulation and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), Ordos, China

24/04/2017 – 27/04/2017
The Screening Group organized this training course in collaboration with the Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), Beijing, China, and Inner Mongolia Provincial Health Services.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Barshi, India

20/03/2017 – 24/03/2017
This training course, with participants from Bangladesh and India, was organized in collaboration with the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; the Tata Memorial Centre Rural Cancer Project, Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital (NDMCH), Barshi, Maharashtra, India; and the WHO Country Office in Bangladesh.

Training programme on cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and management of premalignant lesions, Quito, Ecuador

13/03/2017 – 17/03/2017
This training programme was carried out in collaboration with the Fundación Internacional Buen Samaritano Paul Martel (FIBUSPAM) and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), Peru. The training programme was organized to provide technical support for the pilot cervical cancer screening programme “Proyecto Prevenir Juntos” in Ecuador, which is funded by the International Foundation. FIBUSPAM plans to roll out the screening programme subsequent to the training of their clinicians and nurses by IARC and INEN.

Training of pathology technicians for capacity development and strengthening of cytopathology, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry services in Bangladesh

03/03/2017 – 10/03/2017
This hands-on course on laboratory pathology techniques was organized in collaboration with the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Training course in thermocoagulation for master trainer gynaecologists, Ambilikkai, India

06/02/2017 – 07/02/2017
The Screening Group organized this hands-on training course in thermocoagulation for master trainer gynaecologists (with participants from China) at the Christian Cancer Centre, Ambilikkai, India.

Bahrain Breast Cancer Forum & Workshop

07/01/2017 – 08/01/2017
Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan attended the Bahrain Breast Cancer Forum & Workshop in Bahrain.

Training course for staff of the Improving Access to Control of Diseases for Women (IMPACD) study, Udaipur, India

04/12/2016 – 05/12/2016
Drs Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan and Partha Basu trained the local staff in Udaipur on the field implementation of the protocol for the IMPACD project.

National workshop on cervical prevention and control in Viet Nam

08/11/2016 – 10/11/2016
Dr Partha Basu attended this workshop organized in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Viet Nam.

Stakeholder workshop on cervical cancer programme in Bangladesh

06/11/2016 – 07/11/2016
This meeting was organized by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Bangladesh, and consisted of a 2-day workshop on cervical cancer.

Training course for master trainers in cervical cancer prevention, early detection, and management, Barshi, India

20/09/2016 – 24/09/2016
This training course was organized in collaboration with the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Research. Participants included 14 trainees from Morocco and 4 trainees from Gabon.

Training course on the role of colposcopy in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer, Colombo, Sri Lanka

23/08/2016 – 24/08/2016
The Screening Group organized this course for medical officers and nursing officers at colposcopy units in collaboration with the National Cancer Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the WHO Country Office in Sri Lanka.

Project staff training for the follow-up phase of the two- versus three-dose HPV vaccine clinical trial in India

22/05/2016 – 29/05/2016
The principal investigators (PIs) and programme/field managers from Ahmedabad, Ambilikkai, Barshi, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mizoram, Mumbai, Pune, and Sikkim actively participated in this training course organized by the IARC Screening Group vaccine project team.

Partner Workshop: “Improving Data for Decision-Making in Global Cervical Cancer Programs”, Washington DC, USA

18/05/2016 – 19/05/2016
Mr Eric Lucas participated in this workshop jointly organized by the CDC Foundation and WHO.

Training course on colposcopy and the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) in the management of abnormal cervical cancer screening results, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

04/05/2016 – 06/05/2016
The Screening Group participated as faculty for this training course organized in collaboration with the Thai Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (TSCCP), Thailand, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Leadership training in colposcopy and advocacy for cervical cancer control, Delhi, India

04/05/2016 – 05/05/2016
Dr Partha Basu participated as a faculty member for this training course, which was jointly organized by the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) and IARC. The initiative received funding from the American Cancer Society.

Training course on thermocoagulation, Zambia

04/05/2016 – 06/05/2016
The Screening Group jointly organized this training course with the Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia, and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia. Dr Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan participated in the training of 30 Zambian health professionals.

Visit from Professor Walter Prendiville, International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC), USA

18/02/2016
Professor Prendiville visited the Screening Group to discuss the preparation of educational materials and the training of trainers for the IFCPC/IARC Colposcopy Training.

Data Providers’ Workshop: “Second Report on Cancer Screening in the European Union”

16/02/2016 – 17/02/2016
The Screening Group organized this workshop to facilitate the preparation of the Second Report on Cancer Screening in the European Union.

Course: “Orientation Programme on Cervical and Breast Cancer Early Detection and Control”, Directorate General Of Health Services (DGHS), Dhaka, Bangladesh

13/02/2016 – 15/02/2016
The Screening Group organized this training in collaboration with the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka; and the WHO Country Office in Bangladesh. The main topics were cervical cancer early detection and control (with 100 gynaecologists), breast cancer early detection and control (100 surgeons), and an introduction to cancer early detection and control (114 health service programme managers).

Course: “Continuing Medical Education on Breast Cancer Management”, Ambilikkai, India

05/02/2016 – 06/02/2016
This course on breast cancer management was organized in collaboration with Christian Hospital Ambilikkai and the Cancer Control Foundation of India, Pollachi.

Workshop: “Strengthening the Cancer Control Programme in Ukraine”

01/02/2016 – 05/02/2016
This interactive workshop on cancer control was organized for an official delegation from Lviv, Ukraine: Dr Chechotka Bohdan, Dr Ludchak Volodymyr, Dr Tril Orest, Dr Struk Svitlana, and Dr Shaban Myroslav.