ASAP recently completed the third workshop in its workshop series titled “Improving Anatomic Pathology in Sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care”. This workshop, held at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi from January 6th-8th, featured a teaching style that blended case-based teaching methods with traditional lectures. The workshop had 21 participants from Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Botswana. Although we do not have any data from the workshop yet, the general consensus among faculty members is that this workshop style was the most effective of the three teaching methods. The first two workshops, held in January and May 2016, featured purely lecture-based and case-based teaching styles.
These workshops were an excellent networking opportunity for the participating pathologists. It’s our estimate that roughly 1/3 of the pathology workforce in Anglophone Africa participated. Thank you to everyone who helped make these workshops a possibility! We look forward to exploring the next steps and potential expansion of this model!