Agenda

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

8:30-9:00am REGISTRATION
9:00 – 9:30am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Dr. Carissa Etienne, PAHO Director
[Speech in PDF]
Dr. Julie Torode, Union for International Cancer ControlDr. Luiz Santini, Coordinator of Latin America Network of National Cancer Institutes
[Video]
Mr. Andrew Rudman, PhRMA
[Video]
9:30 – 10:15am PAFNCD WOMEN’S CANCER INITIATIVE

Moderator: Dr. Marcos Espinal, PAHO

Introduction to Pan American Forum for Action on NCDs (PAFNCD)

Breast and Cervical Cancer in the Americas: Situation analysis and way forward

Questions and discussion

10:15-10:30am COFFEE BREAK
10:30-11:30am BUILDING ON GLOBAL & REGIONAL INITIATIVES FOR WOMEN’S CANCERS

                   Moderator: Ms. Gabrielle Lamourelle, US Health and Human Services

 

PANEL 1: GLOBAL INITIATIVES 

  • WHO: Addressing women’s cancers through a lifecourse perspective, Dr. Islene Araujo
  • Harvard University: Global Task Force for Cancer Control in Developing Countries,  Dr. Felicia Knaul [Video]
  • Komen Global Strategy for Women’s Cancers, Mrs. British Robinson [Video]

 

PANEL 2: NEW REGIONAL INITIATIVES

  • Latin America Network of National Cancer Institutes (RINC), Mr. Walter Zoss [postponed to Feb 6, prior to morning coffee break]
  • Cervical Cancer project for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Marcus Plescia, & Dr. Cristina Parsons-Perez
11:30-12:30am MAPPING REGIONAL INITIATIVES ON WOMEN’S CANCERS

                   Moderator: Dr. James Hospedales, PAHO

Brief roundtable comments from partners on their current initiatives in the Region and possible linkages with the PAFNCD Women’s Cancer Initiative

  • What are the actions that partners are undertaking for breast and cervical cancer prevention and control in the Region?
  • How can partners contribute to the PAFNCD Women’s Cancer Initiative?
12:30-2:00pm LUNCH
2:00 – 3:30pm  

Brief roundtable comments cont’d

3:30 – 4:00pm COFFEE BREAK
4:00 – 4:30pm COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY

Moderator: Ms. Alessandra Durstine, CCG International

 

Engaging women’s groups for social mobilization in the Americas

Advocating for patients and their families

  • Dr. Eva Maria Ruiz de Castillo, Esperantra
    [Video]

Creating a civil society movement for women’s cancers in the Caribbean

  • Ms. Maisha Hutton, Healthy Caribbean Coalition

Questions and answers

4:30-5:30 pm Guided discussion on communications and advocacy campaign for a Women’s Cancer initiative in the Americas
5.30pm ADJOURN

6.00pm            RECEPTION in the PAHO lobby

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

9:00 – 9:15am Recap highlights from discussions on Day 1

Ms. Silvana Luciani, PAHO

9:15 – 9:45am PRIMARY PREVENTION

Moderator: Dr. Vivien, Tsu, PATH

Breast cancer prevention: what is known and gaps in knowledge

HPV vaccination: experiences in the Americas and plans for monitoring and evaluation

  • Dr. Andrea Vicari, PAHO

Questions and answers

9:45-10:45am Guided discussion on needs and gaps for primary prevention of breast and cervical cancer and how to build capacity in this area
10:45-11:00am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 -11:30 pm SCREENING, EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT

Moderator: Dr. Raul Murillo, Colombia National Cancer Institute [Video]

Guidelines for breast cancer control: experience of the Breast Health Global Initiative and ideas to stimulate guideline implementation in the Region

Guidelines for cervical cancer prevention and control: new WHO recommendations and ideas to stimulate guideline introduction in the region

Questions and answers

11:30-12:30pm Guided discussion on country experiences with screening, early detection and treatment ;  and the needs and gaps to scale up access to screening, early detection and treatment
12:30-2:00pm LUNCH
2:00 – 2:30pm  OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Moderator: Dr. Tamu Davidson, Jamaica Ministry of Health

Cervical cancer operational research in LAC:  status and future plans

Breast cancer research  in LAC: forthcoming results from cost-effective evaluation studies

  • Dr. Cecilia Sepulveda, WHO

Questions and answers

2.30-3.30pm Guided discussion on developing a research agenda on breast and cervical cancer for the Americas and disseminating results to policy makers
3:30 – 4:00pm COFFEE BREAK
4:00 – 4:30pm  RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

Moderator: Ms. Sarah Goltz, Sage Innovation

Opportunities to mobilize resources for women’s cancers in the region

       Perspectives from:

  • Pan American Health and Education Foundation, Ms. Elly Brtva
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Maria Freire
  • The World Bank, Dr. Fernando Lavadenz
    [Presentation in PDF]

 

Questions and answers

4:30-5:30pm Guided discussion on opportunities to mobilize resources and additional partners to a Women’s Cancer Initiative
5.30pm ADJOURN

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

 

9:00 – 9:15am Recap of Day 2 Discussions and Outcomes

Ms. Silvana Luciani, PAHO

9:15 – 10:30am WORKING GROUPS

  • GROUP 1:  Cervical cancer: building capacity and increasing access to services

Chair: Dr. Mona Sarayia                      Venue: Room B

  • GROUP 2:  Breast cancer: building capacity and increasing access to services

Chair: Ms. Silvana Luciani                    Venue: Room 1017

  • GROUP 3:  Communications and advocacy

Chair:  Dr. Cristina Parsons-Perez    Venue: Room 1013

  • GROUP 4:  Operational research

Chair: Dr. Nathalie Broutet                Venue: Room 812

10:30-10:45am COFFEE BREAK
10:45-12:30pm WORKING GROUPS CONT’D

 

12:30-2:00pm LUNCH
2:00 – 4:00pm PLENARY SESSION: REPORT BACK FROM WORKING GROUP SESSIONS

 

4:00 – 4:30pm COFFEE BREAK
4:30 – 4:45pm PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: TOWARDS THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PLAN OF ACTION FOR WOMEN’S CANCERS IN THE AMERICAS

Ms Silvana Luciani, PAHO

4:45-5:00pm NEXT STEPS  AND CLOSING REMARKS

Dr. Irene Klinger

 

5.00pm ADJOURN

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