German Society of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy

Web Adress
Name of President of Society

Society postal adress

PD. Dr. Volkmar Küppers

Tel.: +49 211 328385

Königsallee 64
40212 Düsseldorf, Germany

Name of Secretary of Society
Society Co-ordinator/Admin
(EFC – Contact Person)
Dr. med. Jens Quaas

Tel.: +49 3831 482880

Grünthal 22
18437 Stralsund, Germany

Members of the executive board PD. Dr. med. Volkmar Küppers (President)

Prof. Dr. med. Julia Gallwas

Dr. med. Jens Quaas (Secretary)

Dr. med. Heidrun Link (Treasurer)

Professor Dr. med. Monica Hampl

PD. Dr. med. Melanie Henes

Dr. med. Christopher Koßagk

Next Elections 2023
Number of Members 732
National Events
Screening strategy for Cervical Cancer

We started a new organised screening strategy to prevent cervical cancer in january 2020, valid for the next 6 years.

An annual cytological screening is preferred between the ages of 20 and 34. Cotesting in a 3-year interval is carried out from the age of 35.

Screening rate 48,5 % (2002), annually, estimated 3 years rate 75-80%
Incidence of Cervical Cancer 9,5/100.000 (2008, Europ. Stand.)
Overall Reduction of incidence
1970 to 2002: 66%
Mortality of Cervical Cancer 2,6/100.000 (2008, Europ. Stand.)
Strategy for colposcopy training Courses in Colposcopy for beginners (or trainees) and experienced colposcopists – Courses are certified by the National Society. Examination and Certification with a Diploma of Colposcopy from the National Society.
Institutions to deal with Abnormal Screening-Results Screening-Smear is performed by routine-gynaecologists at their private rooms. The goal of the colposcopic training programme is to ensure that these gynaecologists are able to take an adequate smear and to deal adequately with the result. In critical cases there are specialised units who undertake further investigations.