Scientific Programme Committee

  • A/Professor David Allen

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    A/Professor David Allen

    President, Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

    MBChB, MMed, PhD, FRANZCOG, CGO

    I currently hold positions at the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia. I am employed as a Gynaecological Oncologist and as the Chief Medical Officer at the Mercy Hospital for Women. I am also the Head of Gynaecological Surgery at the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.

    I am currently the President of Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. I am currently the chair of the  Steering Committee for the introduction of a colposcopy quality improvement program (C-QuIP) in Australia and New Zealand, in conjunction with RANZCOG and the Department of Health and Aging.

    I sit on a number of committees and Boards, including the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council (State), Safety Monitoring Committee for cervical cancer (National), Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies, Cancer Council of Victoria. I also participate in research, teaching, training and sit on examination boards at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • Dr Rose Anorlu

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    Dr Rose Anorlu

    Oncology & Pathological Studies Unit, Dept. of Ob & Gyn, College of Medicine
    University of Lagos, Nigeria

    Professor Rose Anorlu studied Medicine at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana and had her specialist training  at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria and at the Birmingham Maternity Hospital and Birmingham and Midlands Hospital for Women, UK .
    She is currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Lagos and a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Lagos University Teaching Hospital. She is also Head of Oncology & Pathological Studies Unit, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of the same hospital. She has  great interest in gynaecological cancers especially cervical cancer.
    She is currently a Council Member International Gynaecological Cancer Society for Europe, Middle East and Africa; co-ordinator of National Cancer Awareness Programme in Southwest Nigeria, member of National Cervical Cancer Control Committee and member sub-Saharan Cervical Cancer Working Group.  Between October 2007 and October 2009 she was Vice-President West African sub Region, African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer
    Dr Anorlu is involved in a lot of community work outside her  busy academic activities. She has trained many  healthcare workers across Nigeria in low cost methods in cervical cancer prevention. She intends  conducting basic colposcopy workshops in her country in 2013.
    She has presented many papers at national and international conferences and has many academic publications.

  • Dr Marc Arbyn

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    Dr Marc Arbyn

    Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium

    Marc Arbyn obtained his MD diploma in 1984 at the University of Ghent (Belgium); he obtained diplomas of Dr in tropical medicine and a MSc degree in tropical epidemiology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.  After a career of 10 years in Africa with Médecins Sans Frontières, he got involved in cancer research in Europe.  Marc Arbyn coordinated the evaluation of new screening methods in the framework of the European Network of Cervical Cancer Screening and is editor- of the 2nd edition of European Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening (2008). One of his main activities deals with systematic reviews, Cochrane reviews and meta-analyses regarding cervical cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment of screen detected cervical cancer precursors and HPV vaccination.  Another point of his interests consists in trend and spatial analysis of cancer incidence and mortality. Since 2007, M. Arbyn is steering group member or coordinator of several international networks involved in biobank-based cancer research that addresses etiological questions and possible application of biomarkers in screening, diagnosis and prognosis prediction. Over the last two years, MA was author of 47 papers, published in peer-reviewed journals (see list below) and a dozen of book chapters.

  • Dr Christine Bergeron

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    Dr Christine Bergeron

    Laboratoire Cerba, France

    Christine Bergeron is  Head of Department of Pathology and Cytology, Laboratory Cerba in France, one of the largest in Europe. She is the Vice Chair of the European Federation of Colposcopy and the National French Society of Cytology.  She is affiliated with several learned societies in the world, dealing with cytopathology, colposcopy, gynaecology, vulvar disease or cervical cancer. She participates actively in Administrative and Scientific Bodies and has published over 100 international peer reviewed papers.

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    Professor Neerja Bhatla

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    Professor Neerja Bhatla

    MD FICOG FIMSA FNAMS
    Professor
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

    Neerja Bhatla is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, with a special interest in Gynaecologic Oncology and Preventive Oncology. In the last decade, she has successfully undertaken numerous research projects in India on cervical cancer screening in low resource situations, HPV epidemiology, a trial of the rapid, affordable HPV test and HPV vaccine trials. She has been the recipient of a UICC Fellowship at the University of Cape Town on the subject of Community-based Screening Programs and has worked in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. Professor Bhatla has published over 130 papers in national and international journals, has contributed to FIGO, FOGSI and AOGIN guidelines, written chapters in books and monographs and edited the International Edition of Jeffcoate’s Textbook of Gynaecology. She is currently President-Elect of the Asia Oceania research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia (AOGIN); Member, Gynaecology Oncology Committee, FIGO; Member, Education Committee, International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC); Vice President of the Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI); Executive Member of the Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ISCCP) and Founder-President of AOGIN-India.

  • Dr Margaret E Cruickshank

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    Dr Margaret E Cruickshank

    President, British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
    MB ChB MD FRCOG
    Division of Medical and Dental Education
    University of Aberdeen

    I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist at the University of Aberdeen with a special interest in colposcopy and vulva disorders.  I am currently President of the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. The focus of my research relates to HPV and investigating the impact of HPV immunisation on cervical screening and colposcopy performance.

  • Professor Jack Cuzick

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    Professor Jack Cuzick

    Jack Cuzick is head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention in London.  He is also John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and has previously worked at Oxford University and Columbia University, New York.  His current interests are in cancer epidemiology and clinical trials, with special interest in prevention and screening. He is currently Chairman of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study (IBIS) Steering Group, the Independent Statistician for the ATAC trial and is also involved in studies on the use of HPV assays for cervical screening, the use of flexible sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer screening and markers for the behaviour of early prostate cancer. He is the statistician for several major breast cancer trials and maintains an active interest in developing new statistical methodology, especially in the area of adjustments for non-compliance and cross-over, and multi-arm clinical trials. He is currently the President of the International Society of Cancer Prevention and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2007, he was chosen by Thompson Scientific as one of the twelve hottest researchers in all of science. He is the author of more than 450 peer-reviewed papers and has published in all the major medical journals.

  • Dr John Doorbar

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    Dr John Doorbar

    PhD
    Group Leader, Division of Virology
    National Institute of Medical Research, London, UK

  • Miss Theresa Freeman-Wang

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    Miss Theresa Freeman-Wang

    Consultant Gynaecologist
    London QA Lead Colposcopist
    Whittington Health, London

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    Professor Henry Kitchener

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    Professor Henry Kitchener

    Henry Kitchener is a Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital and has been in this post since 1996.  The principal area of interest of his group is in clinical trials and all aspects of cervical neoplasia.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is the Chair of the Department of Health Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening, the Chair of the Cancer Trials Awards & Advisory Committee (CTAAC), a member of the CRUK Science Committee and a Trustee of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Screening.  He has previously Chaired the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup (GCIG), the NCRI Gynaecological Clinical Studies Group, and the RCOG Academic Committee.

  • Dr Fernando Madrigal Cordero

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    Dr Fernando Madrigal Cordero

    Hospital Max Peralta Cartago, Costa Rica

  • Mr Pierre L Martin-Hirsch

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    Mr Pierre L Martin-Hirsch

    MD FRCOG
    Co-Chairman Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
    Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, Preston, UK

  • Dr Carlos H Pérez Moreno

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    Dr Carlos H Pérez Moreno

    President, Colombian Society of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy

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    Professor Dr Med Karl Ulrich Petry

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    Professor Dr Med Karl Ulrich Petry

    Gynaecologist and Obstetrician Colposcopist
    Germany

    Education: 1967 – 1976; Heinrich-Schütz Schule (Gymnasium), Kassel/Germany: 1976 – 1983; Philipps-University, Faculty of Medecine, Marburg/Germany: May 1983; Medical doctor.

    Professional experience: 1983 – 1985; Dep. of Surgery, Medical Officer, Remscheid/Germany: 1985 – 1986; Dep. of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Medical Officer, Kassel/Germany: 1986  – 1989; Regional hospital as Medical Officer, Lindi/Tanzania: 1989 – 2003; Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, (University hospital), Dep. of Gynaecol. Oncology, Hannover/Germany: Dec 2003; Head of the department of gynaecology and obstetrics, Wolfsburg, Germany, Teaching hospital, university of Göttingen: June 2005; Professor/Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (University)

    Involved in clinical trials since 1990, Principle clinical investigator in clinical trials (FDA-trials) since 1992. Scientific research since 1987. Main focus: gynaecological oncology, infectious diseases, HIV/HPV related diseases in OBGYN, screening for cervical cancer, new operative strategies in gynaecologic cancers. More than 70 original papers published

    Memberships: DGGG German Society of OBGYN, Eurogin, EFC  -  President of the European Federation for Colposcopy, GSCCP, AGO, ISPV, DSTIG  German STI Society – general secretary, HPV-Management Forum and G-CONE Science Awards: German AIDS Conference Award 2001,Detlef Petzold Award 2002, L. Saxony Cancer Society Award 2003, Spitzbart Award 2003, Hospital Innovation Award, RFH Aachen 2007, Pearl of Wisdom Award 2009 EU-Parlament Brussels and DGGÖ Wissenschaftspreis für Gesundheitsökonomie 2012

  • Professor Walter Prendiville

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    Professor Walter Prendiville

    President Elect, Irish Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

    MAO FRCOG RCSI
    Co-Chairman Associate Professor and Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

  • Dr Charles W E Redman

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    Dr Charles W E Redman

    UHNS, MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCOG, MMed.Ed
    Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

  • Professor Silvio Tatti

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    Professor Silvio Tatti

    Presidente de la Federación Internacional de Colposcopia: IFCPC
    Chairman Advisory Group Cervical Cancer Initiative. UICC Unión Internacional contra el Cáncer

    Buenos Aires, Argentina