As we continue through the 2020 – 2023 presidential term, we recognize that many challenges still lie ahead. The ongoing pandemic has created obstacles for us all.
For our society, the biggest and most important upset was to the programming of our October 2020 World Congress. While this conference was able to be rescheduled as a virtual meeting from July 1-5, 2021, this transition comes with great and strenuous logistical and economic effort to the Indian Colposcopy Society. I would like to take this time to thank the Society, and all involved, for their steadfast effort.
Beyond IFCPC, the challenges that await us are great. We face a constraint on all activities and a challenge of economics, for both the medical and pharmaceutical industries. These hurdles impact all of our scientific societies. Despite the hardships, this is not the time to falter, we must work hard and continue on without respite.
Lastly, we must work hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization on their mission to eliminate cervical cancer. We must aim to move beyond the statistical wishes and projections on paper, and show through our work as a scientific society that we unrestrictedly support all activities aimed to end cervical cancer. We start by doing this with education, and working together towards a successful World Congress with its exceptional 2021 scientific program.
With these big goals in mind, I ask you to join me with renewed determination in helping IFCPC to continue to grow. Building our position in the medical field, and growing our business to be economically self-sustaining, will be our challenge.
Carlos H. Perez, MD