Cancer Screening & Early Detection – Free One-day Workshop.

(25 Jul 2013)

The National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS), in conjunction with the National Federation Voluntary Bodies (NFVB), is running a number of workshops on cancer screening and early detection during autumn 2013. The workshops are targeted at staff working with people with and intellectual disability and will focus on the national population-based cancer screening programmes in Ireland – BreastCheck, CervicalCheck and BowelScreen. There is no fee for the workshop.

Dates & Venues:

Three (3) workshops will take place as follows (participants are requested to select the date / venue most suitable to them):

  • Tuesday 15th October – National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Oranmore, Galway
  • Tuesday 12th November – Brothers of Charity, Lota, Glamire, Cork
  • Wednesday 20th November – National Cancer Screening Service, King’s Inns House, 200 Parnell St, Dublin 1.
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Aim of the Workshop:
The aim of the workshop is to equip facilitators with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to support informed choice in relation to cancer screening within their organisation and to provide accurate information about cancer screening services to people with an intellectual disability.

Who should attend?
  • Nurses
  • Residential staff
  • Staff with a role in training and education
  • Staff working with Women’s groups and health programmes
  • Other staff members whom the organisation determines are appropriate to nominate

Full details in relation to the workshops are attached and we would appreciate if you could bring same to the attention of relevant staff members within your organisation.

Completed registration forms can be scanned and emailed to: or posted to National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Oranmore Business Park, Oranmore, Galway by Friday, Sept 27th 2013.

You can download a copy of the Final Training Outline here.
You can download a copy of the Registration Form here.

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