The INCTR Program for Online Consultation and Continuing Education Using iPath

The INCTR program for online consultation and continuing education using iPath was presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of Pathologists from East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA) Kampala, Uganda September 13th -17th 2010.

The main theme of the conference was “repositioning pathology practice in sub-Sahara Africa; opportunities and challenges”. Pre-conference meetings were held on the 13th through the 15th and addressed hematopathology and the role of pathology in cancer diagnosis and care – two key components of INCTR’s Pathology Program.

5035557649_4daa74dd61_z.jpgDr. E. Walong and Dr. N. Hurwitz, Kampala, Sept. 2010

Dr. Nina Hurwitz, INCTR’s Director of Education for this program, accompanied by Dr Jessie Githang’a, Chairman of the Department of Human Pathology at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and Dr. E Walong, a pathology resident at KNH presented INCTR’s program for online consultation and continuing education using iPath at four African centers. An overview of the program and iPath, an internet platform for professional dialogue was presented by Dr Hurwitz. Dr. Githang’a presented her perspectives of the advantages of using this system and how its use could be further expanded and Dr. Walong presented an actual case that was reviewed and discussed online using iPath – demonstrating how the system works for consultation purposes.

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