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Annual Meeting Sessions Focus on Cervical Cancer on a Global Scale

Annual Meeting
Mar 9, 2021

The WHO Global Initiative for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control
Saturday, March 20, 2021
7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. CT

The WHO Global Initiative for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control (LIVE STREAM)
Sunday, March 21, 2021
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. CT

In August 2020 the World Health Assembly, representing 192 countries around the world, endorsed a resolution calling for global cervical cancer prevention and control. A key part of the strategic plan supporting this resolution focuses on improving access to and quality of treatment for women found to have invasive cervical cancer. SGO members, working with member of other professional societies, including the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS), Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ASGO) and European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), have developed a model curriculum for gynecologic oncology training programs, as well as help start more than 11 gynecologic oncology training programs around the world. Two sessions at the 2021 SGO Virtual Annual Meeting will focus on the World Health Organization initiative and opportunities for SGO members to join virtual tumor boards, mentor international fellows, and participate in teaching visits 1-2 times per year (when international travel can resume safely).

“With sufficient volunteer help from members of SGO and other professional societies, we can grow the number of global training programs from 11 to 50+ by 2025,” said Ted Trimble, MD, MPH, Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health. “These training programs need volunteer mentors across all disciplines involved in the care of women with invasive cancer, including anatomic pathology, imaging, gynecologic oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, palliative care, and oncology nursing.”

Please join one or both of these sessions on The WHO Global Initiative for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control (Saturday, March 20, 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. CT and Sunday, March 21, 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. CT) to learn more about opportunities to help reduce death and suffering from cervical cancer around the world.

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