Gynecological Oncology - Early Detection and Prevention

FIGO Official Side Event at the 71st World Health Assembly, Geneva

Wednesday 23 May 2018
6.00 - 6.50pm

Meeting Room IX, 3rd Floor, WHO, Geneva

Why should you attend:
Addressing Gynecological Oncology - Early Detection and Prevention - is integral if we are to progress towards reducing premature mortality attributed to cancer (SDG 3.4)

Join International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) at our Offical Side Event at the 71st World Health Assembly, Geneva.

Hear updates on the latest knowledge on the FIGO Cancer Staging App, and learn about the implications to structural healthcare systems to reduce mortality and morbidity rates that will address SDG 3.


  • Overview on gynecological oncology, epidemiology, global incidence and prevalence
    Professor CN Purandare, FIGO President, India
  • Elimination of cervical cancer in LMICs - How FIGO can contribute
    Professor Neerja Bhatla, FIGO Chairperson, Gynecologic Oncology Committee, India
  • African perspective on cervical cancer, diagnosis and treatment – reducing mortality and mobility rates in lower-resourced countries
    Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO President-Elect, African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kenya
  • WHO’s global role on gynecological oncology and the SDGs
    Dr Cherian Varghese, Coordinator, Management of Non-communicable Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Assessment and management of breast disease in low-resource settings
    Dr Barbara Levy, Vice President Health Policy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), USA

Followed by group discussion facilitated by Master of Ceremony - Professor Seija Grenman – FIGO Vice President, Finland