RCOG 2017

Pre-Congress Workshops & Breakfast Sessions

Pre-Congress Workshops



Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Convenor: Nomonde Mbatani and Walter Prendeville


This will be a two part programme. The first part will be aimed at novice colposcopists and clinicians who are already performing colposcopy in their centres, wishing to improve their colposcopic skills. The second session is a programme which aims to provide selected trainees with the necessary skills and competencies to become independent colposcopists and future trainers. It will establish global standards for training courses in colposcopy and cervical pre-cancer management. This will be under the auspices of IFCPC, a Federation of National Colposcopy Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) with Prof Walter Prendiville (Ireland) and Prof Maggie Cruckshank (Scotland) as the steering team. The course will continue as an online course with an OSCE assessment at the end of training.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about proper use of colposcope from experts
  • Improve on image pattern recognition of the different colposcopic abnormalities
  • Case management of patients with abnormalities


Part 1: 09:00 - 13:30
Role of colposcopy in the modern world Nomonde Mbatani
How to use the colposcope Maggie Cruickshank
Cytology reporting and interpretation Walter Prendeville
Infections and inflammation Anthony Koller
Pattern recognitions: CIN 1,2 and 3 Haynes van der Merwe
Micro-invasion and cancer T Adams
How to set up a colposcopy unit Walter Prendeville
Management of intra-epithelial neoplasia: Ablation vs. Excision vs. Hysterectomy Linda Rogers
How to set up a colposcopy service
Questions and Answers
Part 2: 14:00 - 16:00
Train the trainers course
Welcome to the course Walter Prendeville, Maggie Cruickshank, Nomonde Mbatani
Outline of the IFCPC new distance learning course: Content and Delivery
What is a trainer?
IFCPC Terminology: Outline of the 2011 IFCPC terminology and approach to colposcopy assessment
How to give feedback and make an action plan for trainees
Group activity: DVD of trainee and patient consultation
Using work place assessment in colposcopy
Optimising use of the colposcope and teaching LLETZ (aka LEEP)
How to help the difficult trainee
Group discussion
End of training: the "exit" to independent practice?
Summing up and close of course

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