Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide. The UK national screening programme has been pivotal in reducing the incidence and number of deaths from this disease, with colposcopy playing an essential role in early pre-invasive diagnosis and treatment.
This course aims to cover the latest advances in the field including: the NHSCSP guidelines, the likely role of HPV testing in primary screening, an update on the HPV vaccination programme, quality assurance issues, difficult clinical management issues with interactive case presentations. Intraepithelial neoplasia of other areas of the lower genital tract will be covered.
This course is aimed at recently trained colposcopists keen to advance their knowledge and expertise as well as a refresher for those who have been practising in the field for quite some time especially for those wishing to gain re-certification. It is not suitable for those with little or no experience in the area of colposcopy.
The Intermediate/Advanced Colposcopy Course is for colposcopists in training for their BSCCP certification and is educationally beneficial, although not mandatory, for those actively practicing colposcopy and is suitable for those wishing re-certification.
- Understand management of complex cases
- Manage MDT meetings
- Understand the responsibilities of being a trainer
- Be appraised of the latest changes to the screening programme
- Be aware of future avenues of research relevant to the screening programme
Who Should Attend?
- Staff doctors, Trust doctors and Associate Specialists Trainees
- Consultant gynaecologists
- Cytopathologists interested in cervical screening
- Practicing colposcopists from both nursing and medical backgrounds
- Specialist Registrars with colposcopy experience/ ATSM trainees with the RCOG
- Trainees in their last year wanting to broaden their knowledge in advanced colposcopy
- It is not suitable for those with no little or no experience in the area of colposcopy
Mr Simon Leeson FRCOG, North Wales
Honorary Director of Conferences
Mr Nick Panay FRCOG, London
Honorary Deputy Director of Conferences
Mr Philip Toozs-Hobson FRCOG, Birmingham