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From Research to Practice

Postgraduate Training Course in Reproductive Health/Chronic Disease

3 March – 10 April  2003

organised by

the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research,
the UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme for Research in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Family and Community Health Cluster (WHO/RHR) and
the WHO Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Cluster (WHO/NMH)

in collaboration with
the Department of Health of the Canton of Geneva
the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University
the Geneva Medical Association

Course files
List of participants Reproductive Health - List of participants Chronic Disease
List of lecturers


Common course: Research methodology at WHO/room M105

Opening ceremony on 3 March will be held in the Executive Board Room , WHO

 Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
March 03 10.00 Organisational matters   14.00 Opening ceremony P Van Look
A Campana
PF Unger
P Suter
B Bourrit
J Villar
14.45 Fertility in ageing societies : Quo vadimus ? E Diczfalusy
15.30 Chronic Diseases: a global view K Strong
16.00 Welcome cocktail WHO/ Room EB
March 04 09.00 Introduction to the common course J Villar/ R Kulier 14.00 Visit of the WHO library  
10.15 The gap between evidence and practice in Reproductive Health J Villar
11.15 The gap between evidence and practice in Chronic Diseases D Yach
March 05 09.00 Types of epidemiological studies J Villar 14.00 Visit of the CMU library/computer rooms, Internet and Medline A Campana
10.15 Cohort studies A Morabia
11.15 Case-control studies A Morabia
March 06 09.00
(2 h)
Community interventions and equivalence trials G Piaggio 12.30 (salle D) The Cochrane Collaboration M Clarke
14.00 The Cochrane Library M Clarke
March 07 09.00 Methodological issues in the measures of maternal morbidity/mortality A Betran 14.00 Methodological issues in the measures of mental disorders M van Ommeren 
10.15 Methodological issues in the measures of chronic diseases T Armstrong
11.15 Methodological issues in the use of anthropometry for evaluation of nutritional status M de Onis
March 10  09.00 Randomized controlled trials M Merialdi      
10.15 Screening for obstetrics and intrapartum events M Merialdi
11.15 Ethical aspects in research E Vayena
March 11 09.00 Research synthesis M Gülmezoglu 14.30 Power point presentation: practical issues F Ludicke
10.15 Meta-analysis of individual randomisation & community trials M Gülmezoglu
11.15 Meta-analysis of observational data A Betran
March 12 09.00 Strategies for data analysis : cohort studies L Say 14.00 Screening for chronic disorder  A Miller
(2 h)
Strategies for data analysis : RCT & community interventions G Piaggio
March 13 09.00        Critical appraisal of research reports L Say 14.00 Gender and rights issues in Medicine E Kismodi
10.15 Workshop : critical appraisal of a research paper L Say
March 14 09.00 Strategies for data analysis : case-control I Malonza 14.00 WHO Reproductive Health Library A Shah
11.15 Data analysis : summary J Villar

Course 1 : Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Biology at WHO/room L14

 Date AM Topic Speaker PM Topic Speaker
March 17 09.00 Gametogenesis (Ovocyte/sperm) C de Vantery 14.00  Dual protection methods K O’Reilly 
10.15 Fertilization F Urner
11.15 Puberty V Schwitzgebel
March 18 09.00 Hypothalamo - gonadal axis R Gaillard      
10.15 Steroidogenesis P Bischof
11.15 Hormone receptors P Bischof
March 19 09.00
Implantation P Bischof 14.30 Visit of the cytopathology laboratory P Vassilakos
11.15 Ethical aspects of reproduction A Mauron
March 20 08.45 Introduction Genetics module & consultation M Gersbach 14.00 Genetics and Hypogonadism  F Pralong
09.00 Genetic counseling : Principles and practice M Gersbach
10.15 Genetic consultation in O&G M Gersbach
11.15 Clinical cytogenetics : principles and examples per-& postnatal S Dahoun
March 21 09.00 Principles of molecular diagnosis M Morris 14.00 From birth control to reproductive health G Benagiano
10.15 Heredity and cancer : Breast cancer as a model P Chappuis
11.15 The human genome project ; its implication for the practice of medicine in the 21st century S Antonarakis
March 24 09.00 Reproductive health research at WHO P v Look      
10.15 Immunocontraception D Griffin
11.15 Long acting hormonal methods C d’Arcangues
March 25 09.00 Male contraception (PDF) K Vogelsong      
10.15 Natural contraceptive methods (PDF) K Vogelsong
11.15 Emergency contraception H v Hertzen
March 26 09.00 Contraceptive prevalence I Shah 14.00  Preventing unsafe abortion R Kulier
10.15 Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptives B Peterson
11.15 Female sterilization B Peterson
March 27  09.00 Investigation of the infertile couple A Campana 14.00 Diabetes and reproductive health J Philippe
10.15 Treatment of infertility A Campana
11.15 Menstrual disorders D Chardonnens
March 28 09.00 Male infertility G de Boccard 14.00  HIV in pregnancy P Brocklehurst
10.15 Artificial reproductive technology T El Barbary
11.15 Recurrent miscarriage A Campana
March 31 09.00 Menopause F Luzuy 14.00 Breast cancer: Diagnosis and treatment G Vlastos
10.15 Hormone replacement therapy F Luzuy
11.15 Osteoporosis (PDF) R Rizzoli
April 01 09.00 HPV infection in gynaecology: prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines P-Y Dietrich 14.00 Palliative care  N Steiner
10.15 Cytopathology R Genta
11.00 Colposcopy E Megevand
11.45 Advanced cervical cancer: management Y Popowski
April 02 09.00 Impaired fetal growth M Merialdi  14.00  Oral contraceptives  E Ezcurra
10.15 Prenatal diagnosis Ph Extermann
11.15 Ultrasound in obstetrics Ph Extermann
April 03 09.00 Postpartum haemorrhage M Gulmezoglu 16.00 Visit and presentation: long distance learning A Geissbuhler
10.15 Anaemia and its effect on pregnancy  outcome J Villar
11.15 Vesico-vaginal fistula C-H Rochat
April 04 09.00 Preeclampsia M Merialdi      
10.15 Antenatal Care J Villar
11.15 Malaria in pregnancy R Kabra
April 7,8,10   Exams        

Course 2 : Chronic Disease at WHO Salle A

Date AM Topic Speaker
March 17 09.00 Double Burden A Kalache
  10.15 Epidemiological Transition A Kalache
  11.15 NCD risk: A life course perspective A Kalache
March 18 09.00 Managing risk in health care R Bengoa
  10.15 Primary Prevention : Diet A Kalache
  11.15 Primary Prevention: Physical Activity T Armstrong
March 19 09.00 Primary Prevention: Smoking V Costaesilva
  10.15 Primary Prevention: Alcohol L Riley
  11.15 Secondary Prevention: Screening (cervix cancer) C Sepulveda
March 20 09.00 Secondary Prevention: Screening (breast cancer) A Ullrich
  10.15 Secondary Prevention: Screening (Hypertension) Ch Viquerat
  11.15 Risk assessment C Mathers
March 21 09.00 Stroke R Bonita
  10.00 Stroke R Bonita
  11.00 Stroke R Bonita
March 24 09.00 Community Intervention: Global Initiative on Diet and Physical Activity I P Puska
  10.15 Community Intervention: Global Initiative on Diet and Physical Activity II P Puska
  11.15 Tobacco Convention D Bettcher
March 25 09.00 Management of Cancer control program C Sepulveda
  10.00 Management of Cancer control program C Sepulveda
  11.00 Management of Cancer control program C Sepulveda
March 26 09.00 Diabetes J-P Assal
  10.00 Diabetes J-P Assal
  11.00 Diabetes J-P Assal
March 27 09.00 Surveillance R Bonita
  10.15 Surveillance R Bonita
  11.15 Surveillance R Bonita
March 28   no lectures  
March 31 09.00 CVD (focus on CHD & smoking) TFI
  14.00 Alcohol & Drugs I Obot
April 01 09.00 Violence & injuries A Villaveces
  10.15 Violence & injuries A Villaveces
  11.15 Violence & injuries A Villaveces
April 02 09.00 Existing Data sources on Chronic Diseases C Mathers
  10.15 Existing Data sources on Chronic Diseases C Mathers
  11.15 The Cochrane Library R Kulier
April 03 09.00 Mental Health (focus on depression) J Bertolote
  10.15 Mental Health J Bertolote
  11.15 Mental Health J Bertolote
April 04 09.00 Chronic diseases: health system model J Epping
  10.15 Chronic diseases: Primary Health System J Epping
  11.15 Chronic diseases: Adherence E Sabate
April 07 09.00 Policies for chronic disease prevention  
  10.15 Policies for chronic disease prevention R Beaglehole
  11.15 Policies for chronic disease prevention  
April 08 09.00 From Research to Policy development in NCD R Bengoa
  11.00 Developing Policies for NCD prevention P Pekka
April 9   Private Revision  
April 10   Exams  

This course is sponsored by
the Geneva-Yaoundé Cooperation,
the International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health,
the Swiss National Science Foundation,
the United Nations Population Fund and
the Ernst Schering Research Foundation