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World Cancer Day 2020 - Together in the Fight against Cervical Cancer - Programme

7 February 2020, Vienna, Austria

World Cancer Day 2020

Together in the Fight against Cervical Cancer

7 February 2020
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

The IAEA World Cancer Day Event takes place on 7 February 2020 in Board Room C (C Building, Fourth Floor) at the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

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PROGRAMME

Moderator: Najat Mokhtar, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

10:00-10:10     Opening Session

  • Opening remarks by Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, IAEA

  • Screening of IAEA Video

10:10-10:20     The Global Burden of Gynaecological Cancers Worldwide

  • May Abdel-Wahab, Director, Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA

    - The Role of the Nuclear Techniques in the Management of Gynaecological Cancers (Presentation)


10:20-11:00    Cervical Cancer and the Role of Nuclear Techniques

Human health experts present and discuss the application of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer while focusing on quality aspects in all disciplines of radiation medicine. A Q&A session will follow their presentations.

  • John O. Prior, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Head of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

    The Key Role of Medical Imaging in Cervical Cancer Management (Presentation)
     
  • Alina Sturdza, Radiation Oncologist, Gynaecologic Cancer Site Leader, General Hospital of Vienna, Austria

    - The Role of Radiotherapy: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Presentation)
     
  • Debbie Gilley, Radiation Protection Specialist, Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, IAEA

    Dosimetry, Quality and Safety for Optimal Cancer Care (Presentation)
     
  • Alexia Alford, Nutrition Specialist, Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA

    -  Nutrition and Physical Activity for the Management of Cervical Cancer (Presentation)


11:00-12:00    Global Cervical Cancer Initiatives - Panel Discussion

This session will provide an overview of the Global Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative, the United Nations Joint Global Programme on Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control and the recently launched Women’s Cancers Partnerships Initiative. IAEA colleagues, as well as Member State representatives, will speak about the experiences of their respective countries. The panel will also include a Q&A session.

Panellists:

  • Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop, Resident Representative of Belgium to the IAEA
  • Ambassador Azzeddine Farhane, Resident Representative of Morocco to the IAEA
  • Ambassador Mikaela Kumlin Granit,  Resident Representative of Sweden to the IAEA and Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Shannon Hader, Deputy Executive Director, Programme, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
  • Elizabeth Mattfeld, Project Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • May Abdel-Wahab, Director, Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA
  • Lisa Stevens, Director, Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT), Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA
  • Shaukat Abdulrazak, Director, Division for Africa, Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA

For access to the Vienna International Centre (VIC) and the event, please register here.

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