Researchers From 15 Countries Meet At Purdue Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium

Breast Care International (BCI) and Peace and Love Hospitals, Ghana joined the research worlds of public health, medicine and advocacy with research scientists in biology, engineering, nanotechnology and nutrition to discuss models for primary prevention of breast cancer at a global symposium in October at Purdue University, USA. The Oct. 10-12 event, offered annually as part of the Purdue-led International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) Project, was titled "Models for Breast Cancer Prevention: From Innovation to Action." The main symposium was preceded by a two-day think tank meeting at the Turkey Run Resort in Indiana. Experts from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa were featured in biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, communication, education and public policy. This year's symposium also included researchers, policymakers and public health representatives from Ghana, Canada, Chile, Lebanon, Netherlands, Qatar, Uruguay and other counties. Ghana was represented by a big team comprising the following: Prof Seth Wiafe, Prof Mrs Frimpong, Sylvia Abrah, Emma Abaidoo. Chaired by Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, President and CEO of BCI and Peace and Love Hospitals, Status of Breast Cancer Prevention from Around the World was discussed on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Keynote speaker for this session was Leslie Reinlib of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science at the National Institute of Health. Other speakers included Philippe Kadhel of the University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe), France; Meghan McDonough of the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue; Tam Truong Donnelly of the University of Calgary, Qatar; and 
Emma Brew Abaidoo of Peace and Love Hospital and Breast Cancer International, Kumasi, Ghana.