Speakers Detail :
Neerja Bhatla, MBBS (AIIMS), MD (AIIMS), FICOG, FAMS, is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, with a special interest in Gynaecologic Oncology and Preventive Oncology. In the last two decades, she has successfully undertaken numerous research projects in India on cervical cancer screening in low resource situations, HPV epidemiology, a trial of the rapid, affordable HPV test and HPV vaccine trials. She has been the recipient of a UICC ICRETT Fellowship at the University of Cape Town on the subject of Community-based Screening Programs and has worked in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. Professor Bhatla has been a member of several committees on issues of cervical cancer prevention. She has published over 130 papers in national and international journals, has contributed to FIGO, FOGSI and AOGIN guidelines, written chapters in books and monographs and edited the International Edition of Jeffcoate’s Textbook of Gynaecology. She is also on the review boards of several scientific journals, member of grant review panels and supervisor for MD and PhD theses. She has been actively involved in human resources’ training, teaching numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as training of paramedical workers and has been examiner for MBBS and MD examinations at various universities. Professor Bhatla is Chairperson, Gynaecologic Oncology Committee, FIGO; Chairperson, Oncology & Trophoblastic Tumours Committee, FOGSI; Board Member and Member, Scientific Committee, International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC) and Executive Member of the Indian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ISCCP). She is Past President of the Asia Oceania research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia (AOGIN) and the Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI); Former Standing Committee Member, International Gynae Cancer Society (IGCS); and Founder-President of AOGIN-India.