The Centre for Digital Epidemiology (CoDE) organized a transformative Early Cancer Detection Workshop at the Seminar room, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, on December 12, 2023.
This collaborative effort aimed to educate and empower midwives, cancer prevention program team members, and community health care workers about early cancer detection techniques, setting the stage for their participation in our upcoming Community-led Cancer Prevention Programme.
Dr. Balagobi set the tone with a warm welcome, emphasizing the workshop’s purpose and the critical role of participants in healthcare system. It was followed by four educational sessions by distinguished resource persons, including Dr. A. J. Thanenthiran ,Consultant Oncological Surgeon, Teaching Hospital Jaffna, Dr. S.Gobishangar, Head, Senior Lecturer (Grade I) and Consultant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University of Jaffna, Dr. Sutharshan, Consultant Surgeon, Teaching Hospital Jaffna and Dr. M.Thanuja, Consultant Gynecologic Oncologist, Teaching Hospital Jaffna where they have shared expertise and educated the attendees on oral, breast, colorectal, and female reproductive system cancer early detection methods respectively. Their insights, along with the coordination of Dr. B. Balagobi, Senior Lecturer & Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Surgical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, lead of the cancer prevention program, made this workshop a profound learning experience.
The workshop was honored by the presence of Dr. S. Kumaran, Senior Lecturer, Department of Community and Family Medicine & Implementation Coordinator of the Centre for Digital Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Program, and Dr. S. Raguraman, Senior Lecturer, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The interactive Q&A session provided participants with an opportunity to clarify their queries, fostering a dynamic learning environment. The workshop came to an end with the awarding of certificates to the participants.