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    Webinar: The International Lower Genital Tract Disease Experts Supporting Israel


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    International Online Conference on Elimination Strategies of Cervical Cancer and Human Papillomavirus Associated Cancers


    Sponsoring International Societies:

    International Federation for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (IFCPC)

    International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)


    The online international conference was held on January 31, 2024. The conference discussed the measures required in Israel and other countries to combat malignant tumors caused by the human papillomavirus, following the initiative of the World Health Organization which calls for increased vaccination against the virus, screening, and targeted treatment. Currently, the virus causes about 600,000 cases of cervical cancer worldwide, as well as oral and throat cancer, particularly affecting men.

    The online conference also served as a tool to express support for the Israeli medical community during this difficult time. Approximately 250 doctors, both from Israel and the international community, participated in the conference.

    The Israeli scientific societies participating in this event include:

    • Israel Society for the Study and Prevention of STI (ISSSTI)
    • Israel Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ISCCP)
    • Israel Society of Gynecological Oncologists (ISGP)
    • The Israeli National Academy of Medical Sciences
    • The Israeli Medical Association (IMA)

    The links to the webinar lectures are arranged in the order they were presented (click on the lecture title):

    1. Introduction and Greetings: Jacob Bornstein, Jean Luc Mergui, Pedro Vieira Baptista, Rivka Carmi, Ari Reiss, Zvi Vaknin
    2. Global view – Cervical cancer elimination. Local French perspectives: Jean Luc Mergui
    3. Elimination of Cervical Cancer in the UK: Theresa Freeman-Wang
    4. Elimination of Cervical Cancer in Colombia: Carlos Perez
    5. Vaccination against HPV in Argentina: Silvio Tatti
    6. Elimination of cervical cancer in Greece: Evripidis Bilirakis
    7. Elimination of cervical cancer in Portugal - what is the secret for the highest compliance? Pedro Vieira-Baptista
    8. Is the HPV Vaccine effective in elimination vulvar and vaginal HPV associated cancer?    Elmar Joura
    9. Elimination of Vulvar Cancer – is it possible? Mario Preti
    10. Elimination of HPV associated cancers in Israel: Jacob Bornstein
    11. Panel Discussion and Conclusion Remarks: Jacob Bornstein and Jean Luc Mergui


    Best regards,

    Professor Jacob Bornstein

    Chairman, Israel Society for the Study and Prevention of STI (ISSSTI)