By helping to develop local expertise in cancer epidemiology and strengthening research institutions through international collaborations, IARC aims to enhance cancer prevention. Ideal candidates are epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians and oncologists, public health specialists and others with a direct interest in working in cancer epidemiology or registration, particularly in low- and medium-resource countries.
The programme aims to provide training for personnel at all levels of experience, leaders in research as well as supporting workers. Participants will be accepted from any institution or group involved in cancer monitoring, in the evaluation of care practices and preventive interventions, or in etiological research. Programme: The Summer School is organized in modules. All lectures are complemented with practical sessions and group work. Lecturers will be a combination of external invited specialists and IARC scientists.
Two modules will be held from 17 June to 5 July. The first module (Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods) lasts one week and the second module (Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology) two weeks.
Participation requirements: The regular modules are open to cancer registry staff, health workers, health-related professionals and post-graduate students interested in initiating or pursuing work on cancer epidemiology and related disciplines. Priority is given to applicants from countries in greatest need of developing human resources in the area of cancer epidemiology. All participants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course. Participants may take one or two modules and may return in different years to take different modules.
Deadline for Applications: 14 January 2013