IGCS Certificate programs are self-guided and available to all IGCS Members. The learner can set their own pace to complete the course work, required readings, and post-tests in easy-to-follow modules.

Important Information

IGCS has migrated over certificate programs onto our new learning management system, Education360 Learning Portal

If you are current learner of a certificate program and did not complete the program prior to the system migration, please know that your program progress will migrate over to  Education360 Learning Portal. 

Preinvasive Disease

The IGCS Preinvasive Disease Program provides a framework for basic training in preinvasive disease of the female lower genital tract. It is a learning opportunity originating from the needs of the trainees enrolled in the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program but it’s also a great educational tool to enhance clinical knowledge and skills in preinvasive cervical disease management for all health care providers in any setting

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an important educational tool that will help train clinicians so that we can meet the goals and objectives of the WHO Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer
  • To build and enhance the knowledge and skills of medical providers all over the world on HPV, HPV vaccination, cervical screening methods and strategies including the diagnosis and treatment of preinvasive cervical disease
  • To equip IGCS members with evidence-based knowledge for preventing, screening, diagnosing, and treating patients with preinvasive cervical diseases regardless of the setting they work in

Target Audience
Physicians including gynecologic oncologists, gynecologists, family medicine doctors, general doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are already involved or keen to be involved in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and other HPV related diseases.

Phases
The program will be delivered in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Basic Theory (self-guided education)
  • Phase 2: Advanced Theory (self-guided education)
  • Phase 3: Practical/Competence Assessment (hands-on training)

The first opportunity for hands-on training will be provided at the IGCS Annual Global Meeting in New York on September 28, 2022. Additional training dates and locations will be announced.

All three phases must be completed before the learner will receive a certificate of completion for technical competency in colposcopy and treatment of preinvasive cervical disease. Learners who complete only phases 1 and 2 will receive a certificate of knowledge that does not certify technical competency.

View additional details and requirements about the preinvasive disease curriculum.

Leads
Mila Ponremoli Salcedo, MD, PhD
Ida Ismail-Pratt, MBChB, MRCOG

Contributors
Ellen S. Baker, MD, MPH
James Bentley, MBChB, FRCSC
Julia Brotherton, PhD
Maggie E. Cruickshank, MD
Gustavo Ruvino De Azevedo Focchi, MD, PhD
Suzanne Garland, AO, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, FRANZCOG Ad Eundem, FAChSHM, FASM, FACOG Hons

Jose Jeronimo, MD
Rachel Masch, MD, MPH
EJ Mayeaux, Jr., MD, DABFP, DABPM-CI, FAAFP
Jane R. Montealegre, PhD, MSPH
Joseph Ng, MD, FACOG, FAMS
Katina Robison, MD
Kathleen Schmeler, MD
Erich Madison Sturgis, MD, MPH
Melissa Lopez Varon M.Sc.
Alan G. Waxman, MD, MPH

Palliative Care

The palliative care curriculum introduces the practicing health care provider to the knowledge and skills necessary to provide palliative interventions for patients suffering associated with women’s cancer.
 
Learning Objectives
After completing the training, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the trajectory of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.
Target Audience
Physicians including gynecologic oncologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist; nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and therapists caring for persons with cancer and their families.
Authors
Lee-may Chen, MD 
Raimundo Correa, MD 
Linda R. Duska, MD MPH
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MS, MA, MPH
Carolyn Lefkowits, MD 
Kristina Lindemann, MD, PhD
Amita Maheshwari, MD 
Michael Pearl, MD 
Shahana Pervin DGO, FCPS
Julia Zarina Ridley, MD, M.Ed, CCFP(PC), FRCPC
Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins, MA
Michael Quinn, AM MGO
Reviewers
Rose Ihuoma Anorlu MD, MPH
Lynette Denny, MD, PhD
Lynn Hallarman, MD
Lois Ramondetta, MD
 
Medical Editor
Jenifer Levin
 
“These certificate courses demonstrate IGCS’s commitment to global health equity. We hope that our members take advantage of these curriculum to enhance their learning and understanding of topics that may have an immediate impact on the health and wellbeing of women in the communities they serve.
 
Designed for practitioners in high- middle- and low-resource settings, these online courses are an excellent way to deliver comprehensive education that our members can complete at their own pace, from any location.”
 
- Dr. Michael Pearl, IGCS Education Committee Member who has been a driving force behind IGCS’s palliative care education.

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