On June 7 and 8, 2023, we had our second face-to-face consortium meeting in Batumi, Georgia. In total 30 members from all consortium partners were present, to discuss the progress in the EU-TOPIA-EAST project. A number of presentations were held on the state of affairs on breast cancer screening in Georgia, colorectal cancer screening in Montenegro and cervical cancer screening in Romania.
As part of the consortium meeting, the newly built breast cancer screening centre in Lanchkhuti was visited. Prior, the consortium was hosted by the local government of Lanchkhuti.
The region of Guria – the western region of Georgia that encompasses three municipalities (total population around 135,000) with one of its biggest cities Lanchkhuti, has been selected as a location for a new regional Screening Centre because there was no breast cancer screening unit in Guria region and women that would like to be screened had to travel long distances.