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244 Implementing IGCS gynecologic oncology global curriculum and training program in nepal
  1. J Pariyar1 and
  2. A Mukhopadhyay2
  1. 1Civil Service Hospital, Gynecology, Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. 2TATA Medical Center, Gynecologic Oncology, Kolkota, India


Objectives To present about the IGCS Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum & Training Program in Nepal.

Methods Descriptive.

Results In Nepal about 60,000 to 70,000 patients suffer from cancer annually. Among Nepalese women cervical cancer still is the commonest malignancy. In gynecological cancers cervical, ovarian, uterine, gestational neoplasia and vulvo-vaginal cancers are commonly seen. To cater the required services to these needy cancer patients there are only three comprehensive cancer hospitals and few trained oncologists. Situation is similar in gynecologic oncology as well. To address the urgent need of gynecologic cancer patients, training program in gynecologic oncology was thought to essential by Michael Quinn, the president of IGCS. Thus, with lots of positive thoughts and preparations Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program was initiated in Nepal since January 2019 with primary training site being Civil Service Hospital of Nepal tied up with TATA Medical Center, Kolkata, India. IGCS Nepal-Site Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program follows the same two to three years training program as other eleven centers around the globe. The program has been a good beginning evident by regular MDT discussions, tumour board discussions, and monthly ECHO sessions.

Conclusions IGCS Nepal-Site Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program is at its very initial phase, we have a long way to go; similar to being at Base Camp, and having a mountain to Climb!!!

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