AMCC

FIRST AFRICAN WORKSHOP ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN ONCOLOGY - ABIDJAN - 26th & 27th September 2013

Language: French

Thursday, 26th September, 2013 - Morning

Opening remarks & small allocution on “Pain in oncology and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and of opioid availability” Dr Laure Copel, AMCC, Institut Curie

Key Note Lecture: Oncology and palliative care in Africa: achievements, challenges and prospects, Prof. Charles Gombe Mbawala, Brazzaville, Congo (40 min.)

Session 1= Cancer in Africa
- Cancer in Ivory Coast, Prof. Adoubi Innocent, Directeur du
Programme National de Lutte contre le Cancer (30 min.)
- Communications (10 min. each)

Session 2= Opioid availability in Africa
- The Ugandan experience, Dr Ann Merriman, Hospice Uganda
(30 min.)
- Opioid availability in Ivory Coast, Prof. Kouassi Beugré,
Président de l’Association de Soins Palliatifs de Côte d’Ivoire
(30 min.)
- Communications (10 min. each)

Thursday, 26th September, 2013 – Afternoon

Working groups:

1- Neuropathic pain (AFSOS expert + neurologist from Ivory Coast)

2- Pain related to care (Dr Laure COPEL, Institut Curie, AMCC+ African expert)

3- Therapeutic approach to pain and implementation of a morphinic treatment (Dominique Châtelet + Judith DIDI-KOUKO COULIBALY)

Friday, 27th September 2013 - Morning

Session 3= Experiences from the field

- Role of PEPFAR in the development of palliative care and of pain
management in Ivory Coast, PEPFAR representative (30 min.)
- Communications (10 min. each)

Session 4= Pain in oncology
- Pain and the African patient, Dr Aka Dago-Akribi, psychologue
clinicienne, psychologue de l’association APAAC (30 min.)
- Communications (10 min. each)

Friday, 27th September 2013 - Afternoon

Working groups:

1- Management of pain for children with cancer (Pr Plo : Pediatric oncologist, Secrétaire général de l’association des Soins Palliatifs de Côte d’Ivoire+ Dr Laure COPEL, AMCC)

2-Management of pain for elderly patients with cancer (Dr Philippe POULAIN AFSOS+ Dr BINLIN Dadié Renée ASPCI et SILUD)

3-The role of the nurse in the evaluation of the pain and in the provision of antalgic treatments (Françoise Hamon-Mekki + cadre infirmièr(e) de Côte d’Ivoire)

A Regional Event for a Global Challenge: AMCC’s 3rd Meeting Devoted to Cancer Control in French-speaking Developing Countries, Montpellier, April 8-9th 2010

The Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer (AMCC)1 held its third meeting on cancer control in French-speaking developing countries on the 8th and 9th of April in Epidaure at the Val d’Aurelle Regional Cancer Center located in Montpellier (France). Ninety-five participants representing several institutions2 and organizations from industrialized countries3 as well as doctors and other health professionals from 11 French-speaking developing countries in Africa and Asia attended the meeting.

Information about cancer control in the French-speaking developing countries was shared and discussed. Potential programs, based upon the needs and the existing resources reported by the participants from the developing countries were identified. The main objectives of this meeting were to give the doctors and health care professionals from Africa and Asia an opportunity to discuss the increasing cancer burden and to present information about how cancer care is delivered in their countries. The establishment of cancer registries and the improvement of access to treatments that are feasible to deliver in these countries were identified as priority needs. AMCC and INCTR also gave presentations about their respective projects and activities that were initiated in 2009. The meeting was inaugurated by the President of the French League Against Cancer’s Herault Committee, Prof. Henri Pujol, the Director of the Val d’Aurelle Regional Cancer Center, Prof. J.B Dubois, the Deputy Mayor of Montpellier Mrs. C. Fourteau, and AMCC’s new President, Prof. Pierre Bey. They gave their support to the representatives from the 11 French-speaking developing countries for their efforts in cancer control.

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