Dr Mary Bagita is an obstetrician/gynaecologist and also Co-ordinator of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Division at the Port Moresby General Hospital in Papua New Guinea. She has been interested and involved in the clinical management of gynaecological oncology patients for many years  and took a special interest in cervical cancer early on in her career. She represents the Papua New Guinea Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society at this conference, of which she is the President.