Keynote Lecturer to Speak on "Unfortunate Experiment" & New Zealand Guidelines
The “Unfortunate Experiment” took place at the National Women's Hospital in Auckland in 1973 where Dr. Herbert Green resisted the universal agreement that CIS was a precursor to cancer and instead chose to study women with CIS (without consent) through observation rather than treatment. Many women developed cancer and died under his care.
Dr. Gary Fentiman, Keynote Lecturer at ASCCP2019, served as the “independent colposcopist” in the New Zealand Cartwright Inquiry, which was the trial for the “Unfortunate Experiment”.
In addition, Dr. Fentiman has been involved with the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) since its inception and has chaired the committees that produced the original Operational Policies and Standards and the current Guidelines for Cervical Screening in New Zealand.
Dr. Fentiman will bring his expertise to the presentations below where he will address the “Unfortunate Experiment” that led to the development of the New Zealand Guidelines.
Friday, April 5
Cervical Cancer Prevention: The Road to Recovery
In this session, Dr. Fentiman will address the "Unfortunate Experiment" including the background behind it, what have been the consequences, the thought process of the study itself, and what happened after it was all discovered. He will also address the current hoops researchers/clincians now have to go through to do trials in New Zealand.
Saturday, April 6
Keynote Lecture: New Zealand Guidelines
In this session, Dr. Fentiman will address the existing New Zealand Guidelines and discuss the development and implementation of the new Guidelines, which are in the process of being finalized.