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Seminar 23: Understanding Cervical Cancer: Human Papilloma Virus and Hpv Vaccine


“Understanding Cervical Cancer: Human Papilloma Virus and Hpv Vaccine”
by: Dr Riptinder Singh
Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G),
Faculty of Medicine
Quest International University Perak
DATE: 23 July 2014 (Wednesday)
TIME: 3.00 – 4.00 pm
VENUE: Lecture Room 4 (Level 3), Applied Sciences Building, QIUP


The cervical cancer screening programme has been instrumental in lowering the incidence of invasive cancer over the past half a century among women in developed nations. The discovery of the fact that this cancer has a causative link with the human papilloma virus gave a further fillip to medical research to identify additional preventive measures against it. These efforts resulted in a first-of-its-kind vaccine, to combat a cancer.

This journey has been very enlightening so far, and the long term results are awaited on the actual success story of this wonderful medical discovery. This seminar will highlight the relationship between cervical cancer and human papilloma virus and some details about the vaccine will also be presented.

About the Presenter:

Dr Riptinder Singh, Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G), FoM, QIUP is a clinical academia and medical administrator of international repute. He has extensive experience of more than 40 years accumulated during a career-stretch spent in India, Nepal, Fiji and Malaysia. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune – a prestigious medical college in India. Dr. Singh’s special interest is in Female Infertility, Gynaecology Oncology and Uro-gynaecology. His work has been well recognized as evidenced by accolades for his superlative clinical expertise, such as the honour of Associate Membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – RANZCOG. He has also been serving the community through his association with Rotary International. Professor Singh’s academic contributions include chapters in various books as well as article reviews for some maximum impact factor journals in O&G. He has a great passion for the teaching and training of medical students, which he has been doing for many years and continues to do at QIUP.

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