London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

LSHTM

The IARC Summer School enjoys a collaboration with the LSHTM which holds an annual ‘Cancer Survival’ short course.
Some participants attending the IARC Summer School Module 1 may be interested in attending the LSHTM course the following week. Details can be found here. Please note that separate applications are required for the two courses.

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme

HINARI

HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

Summer School in Lyon

Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology - 2014

Call for applications NOW CLOSED

16 June-4 July 2014


The aim of the IARC Summer School is to stimulate research in cancer epidemiology by improving scientific knowledge and developing skills among researchers worldwide. Special consideration is given to countries with limited resources for the control of chronic diseases, including cancer. By helping to develop local expertise in cancer epidemiology and by strengthening research institutions through international collaborations, IARC aims to enhance cancer prevention.

Target Participants

Ideal candidates are epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, 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, evaluation of care practices and preventive interventions, or etiological research.

Equipment and Materials

Participants will be provided with manuals, textbooks, personal computers, and software as required during the course.

Practical sessions and demonstrations will make use of widely available software (e.g. CanReg5). IARC is committed to assisting participants in obtaining such software for use in their home institute.

Programme

The Summer School is organized in modules.

All lectures are complemented with practical sessions and group work.

Two modules will be held from 16 June to 4 July. The first module (Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods) lasts for one week and the second module (Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology) lasts for two weeks.

Participation Requirements

The regular modules are open to cancer registry staff, health workers, health-related professionals, and postgraduate students interested in initiating or pursuing work in cancer epidemiology and related disciplines. Priority is given to applicants from countries in greatest need of development 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.

Please note that this is an intensive course with homework assignments. The daily schedule is 09:00 to 18:00. Prior to the start of Module 2, participants may wish to familiarize themselves with the course textbook, Cancer Epidemiology: Principles and Methods, edited by I. Dos Santos Silva, available in pdf format at http://www.iarc.fr/en/publications/pdfs-online/epi/cancerepi/index.php

We do not insist that participants have qualifications in statistics, but some experience would be beneficial to take full advantage of the course. Experience with STATA software would also be useful.

Course Certificate and Assessment

Participants are expected to be present throughout the full duration of the course. Upon completion of the course, each participant will receive a certificate of participation provided that all sessions have been attended. There is no formal examination.

Finance

Course Fee: Participants based in the low- and middle-income countries listed here are exempt from a course fee. For participants from high-income countries, there is a universal fee of €400 for the course, regardless of how many modules are taken, which includes course materials and tea/coffee at each break.

Participants are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodation. Financial support for travel and accommodation is available for a limited number of participants from low- and medium-resource countries. Selected participants from low-resource countries may be offered travel and living expenses, whereas those from medium-resource countries may be offered living expenses only, and would have to find other financial support for their travel.

Faculty

Lecturers will be a combination of IARC scientists and external invited specialists.

Visa and Accommodation

Participants are responsible for obtaining a visa to France, if required. IARC will provide them with an invitation letter to facilitate this process. IARC will assist participants in arranging accommodation in student-type residences in Lyon at preferential rates.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
 IARC Courses Programme
 International Agency for Research on Cancer
 150 cours Albert Thomas
 F-69008 Lyon
 France
 Tel: +33 4 72 73 80 72
 Fax: +33 4 72 73 80 80
 E-mail:

The IARC Summer School enjoys a collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. They are holding a Cancer Survival short course from 30 June to 4 July 2014. Some participants attending the IARC Module 1 might be interested in following on the next week with the LSHTM course. Details can be found here. Please note that the two courses are completely independent of each other.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

LSHTM

The IARC Summer School enjoys a collaboration with the LSHTM which holds an annual ‘Cancer Survival’ short course.
Some participants attending the IARC Summer School Module 1 may be interested in attending the LSHTM course the following week. Details can be found here. Please note that separate applications are required for the two courses.

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme

HINARI

HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.