Two day Symposium on Comprehensive Prevention & Control of Cervical in Northeast India
A Two-day Symposium on “Comprehensive Prevention and Control of Cervical Cancer in North East India” was held at Gangtok, Sikkim on September 28-29, 2015. It was attended by healthcare policy makers, academics, and public health experts from the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim and the state of West Bengal. The meeting was organized under the aegis of Cancer Foundation of India (CFI), Kolkata, and convened by Prof. Maqsood Siddiqi, Former Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute & Bose Institute, Kolkata and presently the Chairman, CFI.
The basic objective of the multi-stakeholder’s roundtable was to discuss the burden of the disease and explore feasible strategies and delivery models for comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control program in India which could be integrated into the public health delivery system in the country, with particular reference to North East region.
The meeting was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Prof. N.K.Ganguly, Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi and the valedictory address was delivered by Dr. Kumar Bhandari, DG cum Secretary, Department of Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok.
The speakers, resource persons and discussants were from Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai, Post-graduate Institute of Medical Research & Education (PGI), Chandigarh, National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC),MoHFW, New Delhi, Immunisation Technical Support Unit (ITSU), MoHFW, New Delhi, NCD Cell, Tamil Nadu Health Systems Project, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute, Pune, International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), Lyon, France, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan, American Cancer Society (ACS), USA and Global Health Strategies (GHS), USA.