NICPR-ECHO's Virtual Cancer Screening Training Program for Medical Officers (CSTP-MO)

Course Information


MoHFW is in the process of rolling out population-based cancer screening of cervical, breast and oral cancers in the primary health center, under the NCD control program. They intend to roll this out with the assistance of existing workforce. Thus, it is imperative that all health care providers are well versed with cancer screening.

As per the operational framework document, screening of oral, breast and cervical cancers will be done at PHCs/ SHCs by staff nurses/ ANMs. The abnormalities found upon screening will be referred to the nearest higher health facility (CHC/DH) upon the evaluation of the medical officers (MOs). Thus, it is absolutely essential that they are knowledgeable in cancer screening and its guidelines.

The training course will provide a basic understanding of cancer screening for three preventable cancers viz. oral, breast and cervical. VIA test, the choice of screening test for cervical cancer in India will be discussed in great detail, followed by its evaluation for effective management of screen positives. Breast cancer screening and treatment modalities such as self breast examination (SBE) and clinical breast examination (CBE) and management.
Oral cancer and its burden in our country, where smokeless tobacco use is almost 85% of the world, is well known to all of us. This followed by tobacco cessation will be discussed in detail.

FOR WHOM

All Medical Officers (MBBS/ AYUSH) at various health facilities across India both in private and government sector.

PRE-REQUISITES

The participant must have completed MBBS and preferably working at a private or public sector PHC, clinic, nursing home etc., where s/he’ll be able to impart cancer-screening services at the community level.

COURSE DURATION

14 weeks (From September 25, 2018 to January 15, 2019, every Thursdays from 3 pm to 4 pm)

MODE OF LEARNING

All lessons will be imparted using the ECHO model using web-conferencing tool of Zoom software, which is freely downloadable here
1. Didactics: 20-25 mins
2. Case presentations: 2-3 per session
3. Video demonstrations of procedures
4. Pre and post reading materials

CERTIFICATION

Upon completion of the course, e-certificates will be provided to individuals who have attended at least 10 sessions (of the 14). A minimum of one case presentation is mandatory to receive the “Certificate of Completion”.

WHAT WOULD YOU GAIN FROM THIS PROGRAM?

1. Enhanced knowledge on oral, cervical and breast cancer screening
2. Didactics on all topics
3. Video presentations of the sessions (upon request)
4. Meet internationally and nationally renowned experts in the field
5. Current research papers in the field

COURSE FEES

Rs. 1000 by NEFT (Preferred) Or DD in favour of "The Director", NICPR, payable at Noida
All payments to be made by fund transfer
Fund Transfer Details:
Account Name: ICPO NOIDA
Bank: State Bank of India (11486)
Account No: 32383681687
IFSC CODE: SBIN0011486

Kindly note that we have a NO REFUND policy for cancellation. The registration form, complete with transaction details may be submitted online.

Start date of the course: September 25, 2018 (Tuesdays 3 pm to 4 pm)
End date of the course: January 15, 2019
Registration will begin on: August 14, 2018
Last date of registration: September 18, 2018

Only 30 seats available on a first come, first serve basis.


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National Institute of Cancer Prevention & Research

I - 7, Sector - 39, NOIDA, Gautam Buddha Nagar
Uttar Pradesh - 201 301, INDIA
E-mail: nicprecho@gmail.com | Phone: +91-0120-2446929, 2446932