From John Adams
August 3, 2010
On the afternoon of August 2, Dr. Rhoda presented the PINCC VIA process to a group of about 20 gynecologists, including most of those who will be trained, and several interested others, at the PHRI Headquarters (see picture). Everyone seemed inspired by the presentation and it appears that it helped to heighten the resolve of local gynecologists to eradicate cervical cancer in the Mysore area. The rest of the day was spent preparing for the upcoming screening and training at St. Joseph hospital. We are just blown away by the extent and sophistication of the groundwork planning and preparation that has already taken place -- mostly under the leadership of Dr. Vijaya and Dr. Purnima (See picture of these two planning details with Dr. Rhoda). We are now expecting a wonderful four days of screening and training.
August 3 was spent going through the PINCC suitcases, the materials on-hand at PHRI, and a quick shopping trip to buy some basic stuff like a hand held vac that we will "Rube Goldberg" into a smoke evacuator.