PRAYASH TMC-ECHO Cancer Screening Training Program 2

Cancer Screening Training Program for Health Professionals ( CST – HP 2)
Date : 2nd Jan 2021- 10 April 2021
Saturdays: 12:00- 1:30 pm


Tata Medical Center (TMC) in collaboration with National Institute for Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR)aims impart training in early detection and prevention of cervical, breast and oral cancers to medical professionals.

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative medical education model that aims to build workforce capacity in rural and underserved areas. Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities where primary care clinicians receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need.

“PRAYASH” TMC ECHO is a cancer prevention initiative targeted to educate, train and empower medical health professionals thereby increasing thetaskforce capacity to provide best-practice cancer care and reduce health disparities in the community.

Courses & Target Audience

1.Cancer Screening Training Program for Health Professionals ( CST – HP 2)

– 1st session: Aug 2020- Nov 2020 – completed

– 2nd session: Jan 2021- April 2021- upcoming

Participants : Graduate (MBBS or any of the AYUSH streams) working at a private or public sector PHC, clinic, nursing home or any other health facility, where s/he’ll be able to implement cancer-screening services at the community level or intends to offer these services in the future

2.Advanced cancer screening training program for Gynaecologists (ACST- G1)– (upcoming program)

Participants : MBBS with MD/MS( Gyn), DGO, DNB(Gyn), AYUSH MD/MS(Gyn) with access to screening and treatment facilities

Course Highlight

  1. Weekly online training module for 14 – 15 weeks.
  2. Didactics on these cancers for prevention and early detection.
  3. Opportunity for case presentations and discussion of management.
  4. Interactive sessions with national and international experts in the field.

Course Goals & Objectives

  1. Enhanced knowledge on cervical, breast and oral cancer screening.
  2. Increased ability for diagnosis,management and appropriate referral of cancer patients.
  3. Opportunity for professional growth and knowledge.


Laptop / smartphone / tablet / desktop with webcam, good internet connectivity and microphone-speaker.

Contact Us

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ECHO lead: Dr Sonia Mathai and Dr Jaydip Bhaumik

Experts/Specialist/Facilitators: (cervix, breast, oral cancers)

  1. Gynecological oncology : Dr. Jaydip Bhaumik, Dr. Sonia Mathai
  2. Breast oncology : Dr. Roshina Ahmed, Dr Sanjit Agarwal, Dr Abhishek Sharma
  3. Head and Neck oncology : Dr. P. Arun , Dr Rajeev Sharan, Dr Prateek Jain

Guest speakers/experts will be included on invitation for the didactic lectures

Program Coordinators

  1. Ms Barnali Ghosh
  2. Ms Shrabanti Sarkar Ghosh


E-Certificates will be provided for medical officers on completion of online training of cervical, breast and oral cancer.

The criteria to receive the “Certificate of Completion” includes:

  1. Attending at least 10 sessions (of the 14).
  2. A minimum of one case presentation is mandatory.
  3. A minimum score of 80% in post training assessment (online)


This course only has a limited number of places available. Kindly send us an email including name, designation, hospital and city/district to register.

Email :

Payment can be made by online transfer. Confirmation of participation is only possible after the payment has been realized.