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Dr. Neerja Bhatla

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 

India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Bhatla has successfully undertaken numerous research projects in India on cervical cancer screening in low resource situations, HPV epidemiology, a trial of the rapid, affordable HPV test and HPV vaccine trials. She has been the recipient of a UICC ICRETT Fellowship at the University of Cape Town on the subject of Community-based Screening Programs and has worked in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. She has published over 130 papers in national and international journals, has contributed to FIGO, FOGSI and AOGIN guidelines, written chapters in books and monographs and edited the International Edition of Jeffcoate’s Textbook of Gynaecology. Dr. Bhatla is President of the Asia Oceania research organization on Genital Infections and Neoplasia (AOGIN); Chairperson, Gynaecology Oncology Committee, FIGO; Board Member & Member, Scientific Committee, International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC); Past President of the Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI); and Founder-President of AOGIN-India.