EFC advanced colposcopy course 15-16.02.2018

The Auditorium of the National Museum, Helsinki, Finland

Address: Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki

Organized by the Finnish Colposcopy Society and European Federation for Colposcopy

Chief of the organizing committee: Pekka Nieminen

The EFC Advanced Colposcopy Course has been reviewed by the Certification and Training Committee and has been granted BSCCP accreditation. Details of the course are on website https://www.bsccp.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/courses-and-meetings/category/meetings-recognised-for-recertification

Registration: https://duodecim.etapahtuma.fi/Default.aspx?tabid=139&tap=854 

Registration closes: Friday, February 9th, 2018. 

Registration fee: 290€ before 1.12.2017, after that 350 €, meals included.

Maksun saaja / Account holder: Suomen kolposkopiayhdistys

Pankin osoite / Address of the bank: Nordea bank AB, Satamaradankatu 5, 00020 Nordea


Final programme

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

9.00-10.00 Registration and breakfast

10.00-12.00 Basic science – Chairs Ralf Bützow (FIN) and Ameli Tropé (NOR)

Anything new of HPV?: Eeva Auvinen (FIN)

Cytology and histology of genital tract: Ralf Bützow (FIN)

Screening, where do we go?: Ameli Tropé (NOR)

Cervical cancer and CIN: HPV or genes?: Ilkka Kalliala (FIN)

Does methylation data give new information?: Karolina Louvanto (FIN)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Cases and management, session 1 – Chairs Björn Strander (SWE) and Johanna Palmroth (FIN)

Setting the scene: Charles Redman (UK)

Diagnostics, low-grade and high-grade lesions: Björn Stander (SWE)

Selection of diagnostic cases: Jana Žodžika (LAT), Charles Redman (UK), Wojchiech Kolawa (POL), Erik Søgaard-Andersen (DEN)

Treatment methods with videos: Pekka Nieminen (FIN)

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.30 Cases and management, session 2 – Chairs Maria Kyrgiou (UK) and Pekka Nieminen (FIN)

CIN2 – to treat or not to treat?: Karoliina Tainio (FIN)

Concept of cone depth, length and volume; WHO and other terminology: Maija Jakobsson (FIN)

Reproductive morbidity: Maria Kyrgiou (UK)

Treatment and follow-up in different countries – a panel discussion Marja Simojoki (FIN), Ameli Tropé (NOR), Lee Padrik (EST), Björn Strander (SWE), Wojchiech Kolawa (POL) and K-U Petry (GER)


18.00- Social programme – with extra fee, pre-registration required

18.00-20.00 Sauna and swimming at Allas Sea Pool

20.15- Dinner at Restaurant Sipuli

See below for more information. 


Friday, February 16th, 2018


8.00-9.00 Breakfast

9.00-10.30 Special cases, session 1 – Chairs Charles Redman (UK) and Ilkka Kalliala (FIN)

Glandular lesions – diagnostics, treatment, follow-up: Simon Leeson (UK)

The impact of margin status on CIN treatment failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis: K-U Petry (GER)

Trachelectomy as a treatment: Päivi Pakarinen (FIN)

ZedScan and other new methods: Charles Redman (UK)

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Special cases, session 2 – Chairs Jana Žodžika (LAT) and Maija Jakobsson (FIN)

Pregnancy: Jana Žodžika (LAT)

Discrepancies between cytology, histology and colposcopy: Terje Raud (EST)

HIV and other immunocompromised patients: Erik Søgaard-Andersen (DEN)

Persistent HPV positivity in patients with negative cytology and TZ 1-2 or TZ 3: K-U Petry (GER)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Vagina and Vulva – Chairs Marja Simojoki (FIN) and Annika Riska (FIN)

Vulvar lesions – diagnosis and treatment: Maija Jakobsson (FIN)

Vaginal lesions: Annika Riska (FIN)

Cases and discussions: Simon Leeson (UK), Ane Cecilie Munk (NOR), Xavier Carcopino (FRA), Terje Raud (EST), Jana Žodžika (LAT)

15.00-15.30 Coffee

15.30-17.00 Quality assurance – Chairs K-U Petry (GER) and Simon Leeson (UK)

Guidelines in different European countries and in EU: Pekka Nieminen (FIN), Charles Redman (UK),Terje Raud (EST), Ameli Tropé (NOR), K-U Petry (GER), Xavier Carcopino (FRA)

Performance of guidelines i.e. are they followed? – a panel discussion

Are the guidelines evidence based? – a panel discussion

Quality assurance in practice: Charles Redman (UK), K-U Petry (GER) and Pekka Nieminen (FIN)


17.00-17.30 Training – Chairs Xavier Carcopino (FRA) and Charles Redman (UK)

Criteria for basic colposcopy course

Training programmes, training the trainers

Course assessment


Social programme, Thursday, February 15th

Thursday night’s programme:

We start with sauna and outdoor swimming (both optional) in the Allas sea pool area at 18.00 (6.00 pm), located next to the main market square in central Helsinki. After the sauna and swimming we can enjoy "Napue" gin & tonic drinks at the Allas terrace restaurant, with an excellent view over Helsinki city harbor and the market square.

At 20.15 (8.15 p.m.) we will enjoy a casual dinner, a Nordic buffet, at restaurant Sipuli, located within walking distance (200 m) to the Allas sea pool. Two glasses of house wine are included.


If You wish to join just for the sauna & swim, the price is 30€.

If You wish to attend only the dinner, the price is 60 €.

If You wish to join both for the sauna and the dinner, the price is 80 €.


Pre-registration is required. 

If You wish to join us on Thursday evening, sign up to these activities by e-mail (marja.simojoki@oulu.fi).

The payment of the sauna and dinner is requested in advance by bank transfer. The payment instructions are below:

Bank: Nordea Bank AB. Address: Satamaradankatu 5, 00020 Nordea

To: Suomen kolposkopiayhdistys, (Finnish colposcopy association)

IBAN: FI53 2058 2100 0172 79


Tickets for the social events are also available at the registration desk on Thursday (cash payment only!). 

Here is the list of some hotels nearby the congress center, in the city of Helsinki. There are lots of other nice hotels too in the Helsinki city center.


Scandic Park Helsinki, https://www.scandichotels.fi/hotellit/suomi/helsinki/scandic-park-helsinki

 Scandic Simonkenttä Helsinki, https://www.scandichotels.fi/hotellit/suomi/helsinki/scandic-simonkentta

 Crowne Plaza Helsinki, https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/helsinki/helmh/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-FI-_-HELMH

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, https://www.sokoshotels.fi/fi/helsinki/sokos-hotel-presidentti

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, https://www.sokoshotels.fi/fi/helsinki/sokos-hotel-vaakuna

Holiday Inn city Centre, https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/reservation 

Hotel Helka, http://www.hotelhelka.com/

Hotel Klaus K, https://www.klauskhotel.com/

Hotelli  Seurahuone, https://www.hotelliseurahuone.fi/