NICPR-ECHO's Virtual Advanced Cancer Screening Training Program for Gynecologists (ACSTP-G2)

Course Information

MoHFW is in the process of rolling out population based cancer screening of cervical, breast and oral cancers in the primary health care system, under the NCD control program. Thus, every gynecologist is expected to know about cervical and breast cancer screening methods and their treatment modalities.

The training course will include cervical screening techniques such as VIA test, its interpretation and follow up, treatment modalities such as cryotherapy, LEEP, thermo-coagulation for non-malignant and CIN lesions and radical hysterectomy, radio and chemo therapy for malignant lesions. Breast cancer screening and treatment modalities such as self breast examination (SBE) and clinical breast examination (CBE), mastectomy: radical and modified, radio and chemotherapy as treatment modalities will also be dealt with. As per the operational framework document, cervical cancer screening will be done at PHCs by staff nurses/ANMs. The screening method used is VIA (Visual Inspection using Acetic acid). The abnormalities found on VIA will be referred for colposcopy to a gynecologist at the nearest health facility (CHC/DH). Training gynecologists in colposcopy and nurses/ANMs in VIA with well-equipped and functional health facilities are crucial to implementation of the cancer screening initiative in our country.


Gynecologists with access to cervical and breast cancer screening techniques (VIA) and treatment facilities (if possible) at their centers.


MBBS with MD/ MS (Gynecologists/Genral surgery)/ DNB (OBG) or DGO

Laptop/ tablet /smart phone with internet connectivity. If using a desktop, it needs to be connected to webcam and microphone-speaker.


14 weeks (From Jan 24, 2019 to Apr 25, 2019, every Thursdays from 3 pm to 4 pm)


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. Quizzes
5. Pre and post reading materials


Upon successful 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. A minimum of 80% in post training assessment (online) is required to receive the 'Certificate of Completion'


1. Enhanced knowledge on cervical and breast cancer screening
2. Didactics on all topics
3. Video presentations of the sessions (upon request)
4. Learn from internationally and nationally renowned experts in the field
5. Latest updates in the field


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

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 course: Jan 24, 2019 (Thursdays 3 pm to 4 pm)
End date of course: Apr 25, 2019
Registration will begin on: Dec 10, 2018
Last date of registration: Jan 17, 2018
Only 30 seats available on a first come, first serve basis.

National Institute of Cancer Prevention & Research

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