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The Prevention Committee was established in 2019 to fulfil the ESGO vision: Best treatment and prevention in gynaecological cancer. ESGO has set as its mission to improve the health and well-being of women with gynaecological cancers through prevention, research, excellence in care and education. The Prevention Committee is therefore one of the cornerstones to ensure the fulfilment of its mission.
The Chair of the Prevention Committee is Prof. Murat Gultekin.
Prevention Committee Chair: Murat Gultekin
Marc Arbyn, Laia Bruni, Livia Giordano, Mihaela Grigore, Elmar Joura, Vesna Kesic, Maria Kyrgiou, Patrick Petignat, Mario Preti, Jalid Sehouli, Icó Tóth, Andreas Ullrich, Alexandra Wagner, Ignacio Zapardiel
ENYGO fellows: Nicolo Bizzarri, Taja Bracic, Joana Kacperczyk-Bartnik, Natalia Rodriguez, Nadja Taumberger, Charalampos Theofanakis
Expected in 2022:
Expected in 2023:
We are considering the following topics:
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For recordings go to ESGO eAcademy portal. You need to register to access.
For recordings please go to the ENGAGe YouTube channel.
World Health Organization has launched ''Cervical Cancer Elimination Program'' on November 19, 2020.
The program asks the countries to vaccinate the girls under 15 years of age (90% coverage), to screen females by minimal two times when they are 35 and 45 (70%) coverage and to treat the lesions detected appropriately (in 90% of cases).
Modelling studies show that if all countries can implement the program until 2030 and can achieve these targets, there will be a 30% reduction in cervical cancer mortality by 2030 and the cervical cancer may be eliminated until the end of this century (namely incidence less than 4 \ 100.000).
ESGO Prevention committee has joined in to fulfil the WHO cervical cancer elimination strategy as a leading European actor in prevention.
RISCC: Risk-based Screening for Cervical Cancer
ESGO/ENGAGe is involved in the Horizon 2020 RISCC project.
Within the RISCC project ESGO / ENGAGe is responsible for the co-creation of the e-health/m-health platform for risk based cervical cancer screening and for the dissemination of the results to 12 ENGAGe member countries. This project is planned for five years and intended to terminate in 2025.
For more information about the ESGO/ENGAGe involvement please use the following link.
2nd EFC Interactive Learning Webinar for Colposcopists
May 18, 2022
This webinar is organised in collaboration with the French Colposcopy Society and will take place on 18th May 2022 at 6.00 pm CET.
Register before 16th May on our website (link to website).
Here is the link to the webinar website, where participants can register:
MSD for Mothers - MSD за майките
May 19, 2022
This webinar is organised by MSD Bulgaria and we are delighted to have our Prevention Committee members Dr. Andreas Ullrich as a speaker.
Andreas will present the topic EU policies for maternal mortality prevention and risk group support - please register and listen to his speech at 4:45 – 4:55 pm EEST.
Register on the following link.
EFC Congress Helsinki
June 9-11, 2022
European Federation for Colposcopy organises yearly Congress which will take place in a hybrid format - physically in Helsinki and online. You can find more information about the Congress on the EFC website.
ESGO Prevention Committee speakers are invited to participate at this event too. You may look forward to:
Maria Kyrgiou (UK):
Marc Arbyn (Belgium): Self sampling
Vesna Kesic (Serbia): Prevention of cervical cancer in Serbia – opportunities and limitations
The agenda of the webinar is available here.
HPV Atlas and National Cancer Control Plan Western Balkans, October 14, 2021, 2 pm EEST
Andreas Ullrich, the ESGO Prevention Committee member was invited to express the voice of ESGO on HPV vaccination and screening during the HPV Atlas and National Cancer Control Plan virtual conference. He will be joined by Arben Vitia, Kosovo's Minister of Health and Venko Filipce ,North Macedonia’s Minister of Health. Special guest: Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP. The focus of this event is on examining ways for improving patient satisfaction with regards to healthcare policies.
To join the conference please register here.
IPVC 2021 - 34th International Papillomavirus Conference, November 15-19, 2021
Murat Gultekin, the ESGO Prevention Committee Chair will present the topic of Cervical cancer screening in the COVID era: strategies for increasing coverage together with other key speakers in the field of cervical cancer elimination (ECDC). For more information please visit the IPVS website.
National Cancer Control Plan conference, Bulgaria, November 25, 2021
ESGO Prevention Committee member Andreas Ullrich is invited as a speaker for the NCCP conference hosted by the Parliamentary Health Commission held at the National Assembly in Bulgaria on 25th November 2021.
HPV Awareness event, Bulgaria, 22/7/2021
ESGO Prevention Committee collaborates with the European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) and joins forces together to boost awareness in HPV prevention across Europe. Together with Bulgaria’s National Information Campaign for the Prevention of Human Papilloma Virus the EPF organised an Awareness event in Bulgaria and invited our member, Dr. Maria Kyrgiou (UK) as a European expert on HPV.
Dr. Murat Gultekin was awarded the IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award for his extensive and tireless efforts to unify advocacy NGOs throughout Europe, forming ENGAGe. As the leading founder of HPV DNA Screening, Mobile Trucks and Central Mammography Report Unit, cancer registry systems and community- based palliative care system he is partly responsible for major innovations in cancer screening in Turkey and around the world. For more info visit the IGCS website.
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