Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging

by African Strategies for Advancing Pathology
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging
Training African Pathologists in Cancer Staging

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Update on Future Project Plans
By Michael L Wilson - Project Leader


As we reported in our last quarterly report, the Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis (TAPCD) project was followed by an elearning course developed by course faculty members. The course has now ended. Our results and analysis support our proposal to develop a stand-alone course to make this training available to pathologists throughout sub-Saharan Africa via the Internet. As noted previously, it is not possible to provide in-person training for every pathologist in that region due to the high cost of in-person meetings, some restrictive policies regarding visas, and the fact that many health care workers cannot get the time off needed to attend in-person meetings. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgency to provide quality online, remote learning education opportunities has become even more evident. 

Because training in cancer staging is only one component of diagnostics in cancer care, we are considering expanding the scope of this project in the near future. There is interest in development of a more comprehensive package combining both pathologic diagnosis as well as staging, as well as increasing the scope of cancers covered by our training. We are also looking into offering this in-person training in francophone Africa as this need has been expressed by some of our members. 

We are currently looking for funding sources to support this new initiatives and appreciate all donations received from our GlobalGiving page to support the next phase of the TAPCD education platform. Any changes to the project will be readily apparent on GlobalGiving.
We thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as this project proceeds!
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As we reported in our last quarterly report, the Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis (TAPCD) project was followed by an elearning course developed by course faculty members. The course has now ended. Our results and analysis support our proposal to develop a stand-alone course to make this training available to pathologists throughout sub-Saharan Africa via the Internet. As noted previously, it is not possible to provide in-person training for every pathologist in that region due to the high cost of in-person meetings, some restrictive policies regarding visas, and the fact that many health care workers cannot get the time off needed to attend in-person meetings.

Because training in cancer staging is only one component of diagnostics in cancer care, we are considering expanding the scope of this project in the near future. There is interest in development of a more comprehensive package combining both pathologic diagnosis as well as staging, as well as increasing the scope of cancers covered by our training. Any changes to the project will be readily apparent on GlobalGiving.

We thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as this project proceeds!

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As we reported in our last report, the Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis (TAPCD) project is being followed by an elearning course developed by course faculty members. The course is now ending, and as part of the analysis we are considering developing a stand-alone course to make this training available to pathologists throughout sub-Saharan Africa via the Internet. As we've noted previously it is not possible to provide in-person training for every pathologist in that region due to the hig cost of in-person meetings, and the simple fact that it isn’t possible for most health care workers there to get the time off needed to attend in-person training workshops. The elearning course is one potential way to provide training on a more widespread basis.

As previously noted, for future activities related to this project, we continue to explore two options: one is a follow-up course in the Eastern, Central, and Southern part of sub-Saharan Africa; the other would be hled in the Francophone region of Africa. In order to leverage resources we continue to explore partnerships with other organizations, including the College of Pathologists of East, South, and Central Africa (COPECSA) and Aga Khan University, Nairobi.

Because training in cancer staging is only one component of diagnostics in cancer care, we are considering expanding the scope of this project in the near future. Any changes to the project will be readily apparent on Global Giving.

We thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as this project proceeds!

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Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis and Staging (TAPCD)

As we reported in our last report, the Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis (TAPCD) workshop, held November 16th-18th, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya and in conjunction with Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN), is being followed by an elearning course developed by course faculty members. The development effort is being led by Dr. Susan Lester of the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The course is now nearing the end of the testing, with completion scheduled for mid-September.

The elearning course builds on our experience with the in-person training courses held in Nairobi, Kenya over the past few years. It is not possible to provide in-person training for every pathologist in sub-Saharan Africa due to the cost and the simple fact that it isn’t possible for most health care workers there to get the time off needed for in-person training. The elearning course is one potential way to provide training on a more widespread basis. We will provide an update on the course in our next report to Global Giving.

As previously noted, for future activities related to this project, we continue to explore two options: one is a follow-up course in the Eastern, Central, and Southern part of sub-Saharan Africa and the other in the Francophone region of Africa. In order to leverage resources we continue to explore partnerships with other organizations, including the College of Pathologists of East, South, and Central Africa (COPECSA) and Aga Khan University, Nairobi.

We thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as this project proceeds!

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GLOBALGIVING PROJECT REPORT - June 2019

Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis and Staging (TAPCD)

As we reported in March, the Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis (TAPCD) workshop, held November 16th-18th, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya and in conjunction with Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN), is being followed by an elearning course developed by course faculty members. The development effort is being led by Dr. Susan Lester of the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The course is now being tested by colleagues in Nairobi, particularly Dr. Shahin Sayed.

The workshop was funded by an R13 grant through the US National Cancer Institute, private donations from faculty members, in-kind donations by faculty members, and, of course, through the support of GlobalGiving, and support for the elearning course is being sponsored as an in-kind contribution by the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

As previously noted, for future activities related to this project, we continue to explore two options: one is a follow-up course in the Eastern, Central, and Southern part of sub-Saharan Africa and the other in the Francophone region of the continent. In order to leverage resources, including both time and funding, we continue to explore partnerships with other organizations for collaborative/joint meetings. Several organizations have expressed interest in partnering in the project, including the College of Pathologists of East, South, and Central Africa (COPECSA).

We thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide updates as this planning proceeds!

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African Strategies for Advancing Pathology

Location: Louisville, CO - USA
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Project Leader:
Michael Wilson
Denver, Colorado United States

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