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Ahti Anttila (Finland), Nereo Segnan (Italy), Stefan Lönnberg (Finland)
Screening for cervical cancer is undergoing major changes with the deployment of new screening methods and immunization programmes. However, screening coverage remains an important determinant for the success of population-based cancer prevention efforts and many programmes still struggle with suboptimal attendance rates. Also where global programme coverage is acceptable, some hard to reach groups remain underscreened, contributing to significant inequalities in health within countries. Underscreened women are in many cases at high risk for developing disease and focused efforts to extend coverage to these hard to reach women are needed. This workshop aims to explore available strategies to improve screening coverage among hard to reach of women, discuss barriers to implementation of these strategies and look for possible solution models.
Topical areas for the introductory synopsis (part 1 of workshop):
(Stefan Lönnberg, Finland; Nereo Segnan, Italy)
(Ahti Anttila, Finland)
(Stefan Lönnberg, Finland)
(Paola Armaroli, Italy)
(Nereo Segnan, Italy)
(Miriam Elfström, Sweden)
(Andrzej Nowakowski, Poland)
Interactive session with maximum 5 presentations by participants on the current status of screening coverage in their screening programmes, reflections on equity issues related to screening access and any identified hard to reach groups of women, deployed and planned strategies to improve the situation, and identified barriers to the implementation of these interventions.