CME Training 2010
First INCCA Medical Education Program at CerviCusco
The main goal of INCCA is to help reduce the morbidity and mortality of cervical cancer, particularly for impoverished women living in developing countries. By providing screening, diagnostic and therapeutic services, INCCA volunteers meet this challenge. However, healthcare provider education is also an important objective of INCCA. Through the education of local physicians and nurses, INCCA extends its assistance and accomplishes a greater positive impact.
To honor its educational commitment, INCCA held its first continuing educational program for Peruvian physicians and nurses at CerviCusco in July 2009. With the room filled to capacity, Drs. Maria Lina Diaz and Daron Ferris provided several interactive lectures and responded to multiple questions. Dr. Diaz spoke about “Lower Genital Tract Neoplasias” and “The HPV vaccine”. Dr. Ferris followed with lectures about the “Papanicolaou test and Bethesda System” and “Management of Women with abnormal Pap test results”. Attendees received certificates of attendance. INCCA plans to conduct similar annual educational programs in the future. According to Dr. Diaz, “It is of utmost importanceto engage the local medical community in the war against cervical cancer. Our campaign includes the dissemination of knowledge and timely information while simultaneously fostering good will and open lines of communication with local medical practitioners”.
Volunteers interested in teaching in the future should contact Dr. Diaz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.