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Title: Mastering Techniques for Screening of Breast and Cervical Cancer and Management of Cervical Pre-invasive Lesions
Date: October 14th 2018
Time: 09:00 – 15:00
Location: Room 204B – Shirish Sheth
Language: English
Organisers: FIGO Gynecologic Oncology Committee and Partners

Workshop Outline

This pre-congress workshop will train participants in various techniques of screening and treatment of pre-invasive lesions of cervical cancer and early detection of breast cancer.

Breast and cervical cancer together are the leading causes of death among women both in the developed and developing world. Awareness of early signs and symptoms and screening by clinical breast examination remains a recommended approach for early detection. In countries where women may not have access to organized screening programmes, development of cervical cancer can be prevented using relatively simple, low-cost screening and treatment approaches.

This highly interactive and practical course will be conducted by facilitators with years of expertise in the field of breast and cervical cancer screening and management. An interactive video demonstration of normal and abnormal colposcopy cases will provide a refresher to OBGYNs trained in colposcopy and learning opportunities for those with a keen interest.

Participants will then rotate through a variety of skill stations tha will use a variety of exciting learning aids and ample opportunity to practice different available techniques of varying complexity. For cervical precancer, these range from identifying suspicious lesions by visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), treatment with traditional cryotherapy, cryotherapy with a new cost-effective device (Cryopop), thermal ablation techniques (thermal coagulation) and Loop Electrical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for high-grade lesions.  Breast examination will be taught on models. The true-to-life material makes the model ideal for learning and practicing clinical-examination skill of the breasts.

The target audience will be OBGYNs, physicians and nurses as this workshop provides a comprehensive learning package at different levels of health care. Scarcity of specialists in low, middle income countries further necessitates task shifting by training medical officers and nurses to improve women’s access to available preventive approaches for such common but preventable cancers.

Programme Outline

Time Activity/TopicChairpersonsFacultyRemarks
09:00 – 09:10 amWorkshop Introduction, Aims, HousekeepingNeerja Bhatla
09:10 -10:30 amSession 1
Colposcopy
Lynette Denny, R. Sankaranarayanan
1. Basics of colposcopy
2. Technique of colposcopy, types of colposcopes
3. Case discussions (including colposcopy, cytology and histology images, HPV testing)
Partha Basu
James Bentley
Paulo Naud
Theresa Freeman Wang
Groesbeck Parham
10:30 – 11:00 amCOFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:15 amSession 2
Basics of Screen and Treat Modalities
Isabel DoVal
Bulbul Sood
1. VIA

1. Cryotherapy

1. Thermal Ablation

2. LEEP/LLETZ

1. CBE and BSE

Carlos Santos

Saritha Shamsunder
Paulo Naud
Partha Basu

Ricky Lu

12:15 – 13:00 pmLUNCH
13:00 – 14:45 pmSession 3
Hands-On Session on Screen and Treat Modalities1. VIA1. Cryotherapy1. Thermal Ablation1. LEEP/LLETZ

1. CBE and BSE

 

Lead Faculty

Veronica Reis, Carlos Santos, Groesbeck Parham
Jean Anderson, Nathaniel Mollier, Saritha Shamsunder
Partha Basu, Paulo Naud
Theresa Freeman Wang, Isabel DoVal,
Ricky Lu, Jayashree Natarajan

 

Facilitators

Neerja Bhatla
Lynette Denny
R. Sankaranarayanan
James Bentley

 

 

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