Workshop in colposcopy
Drs. Cremer, Maza, and Alfaro, held a meeting and a workshop for continuing medical education in colposcopy for El Salvador physicians, with the support of MD Anderson and the Cleveland Clinic.
Thermoablation United Kingdom
Drs. Masch, and Alfaro visit hospitals in the United Kingdom to observe thermoablation practices for BHI's upcoming research.
BHI hosts its first annual Cycle for Cervical Cancer benefit at SoulCycle in New York City, and raises close to $10,000.
CDC and BHI
The CDC joins BHI to present the latest version of the toolkit and facility-based surveys for program monitoring to officials from the Ministry of Health (MOH) of El Salvador. Afterwards, the three institutions hold a national symposium: “Unidos contra el cancer.”
BHI, Universidad Matias Delgado and Instituto del Cancer participate in a training workshop held by MD Anderson on RedCap, an application for online surveys and databases.
Cancer Screening in 5 Continents
Dr. Maza attends the “Cancer Screening in 5 Continents” meeting at the PAHO Organization offices in Washington, DC, to help plan how to implement the analysis of cancer screening programs in the Americas.
Dr. Cremer visits the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland to share experiences with thermoablation practices.
Dr. Cremer meets in Munich, Germany with Stephan Hilgers of WISAP® Medical Technology, the engineer of a novel thermoablation device adapted for the treatment of cervical pre cancer in low-resource settings.
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Maza is an invited speaker at The Third ICGEB Workshop on Human Papillomavirus and Associated Malignancies: Biology, Prevention and Therapy in São Paulo, Brazil.
UH3 El Salvador
Dr. Cremer launches UH3 in El Salvador.
Ministry of Health Nicaragua
Dr. Maza is invited by the Global Coalition Against Cervical Cancer to share the Salvadoran experience with the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua.
International Agency for Research Cancer
Dr. Alfaro receives a grant from the World Health Organization to attend the summer school of the International Agency for Research of Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France.
Congress of Colposcopy and Pathology
Dr. Maza is a speaker at the First Congress of Colposcopy and Pathology of the lower genital tract in Peru.
Affordable Cancer Technologies Program
Drs. Cremer, Maza, Alfaro, Soler and Felix, attend the ACT (UH2/UH3) Principal Investigators Meeting, in Washington, DC.
World Health Organization
Dr. Maza participates as a consultant at a WHO meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, for prequalification requirements for IVD’s used for the detection of HPV in cervical cancer screening.
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Drs. Cremer, Maza, Masch, and Alfaro lead workshops and present data on self-sampling studies, UH 2 and data from phase three of CAPE at the ASCCP conference in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Cremer also joins an expert panel of cervical cancer specialists in Latin America.
National Cancer Institute
Dr. Maza participates in NCI’s Symposium on Global Cancer Research, in Washington, D.C., and he is also invited as a speaker at the CUGH Conference in Washington, D.C.
Haiti sans Cervical Cancer symposium
Dr. Masch organizes and chairs the first annual Haiti sans Cervical Cancer (HsCC) symposium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Global Good conference
Drs. Cremer and Maza join the technical advisory panel at the Global Good conference in Seattle, Washington.
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
Drs. Maza and Alfaro, and Dra Andrea Chacon from the MOH of El Salvador, travel to Peru as part of a delegation with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, PAHO and PATH to present results from the CAPE project to Dr. Garcia Funegra, the Minister of Health of Peru, and to other MOH officials.
International Papilloma Virus Conference
Drs. Cremer and Maza give oral presentations of BHI projects at the IPV Conference in Capetown, South Africa, and conduct a site visit to investigate another possible clinical site for research.
Improving Data for Decision-making in Global Cervical Cancer Programmes (ICDDP)
Drs. Maza, Alfaro and Masch collaborate with the CDC Foundation in Washington D.C. to moderate a workshop in how to use the IDCCP toolkits and the facility - based surveys for patient monitoring and evaluation.