Education and Training Programme News

IARC BELMED Training Course (8-11 October 2019) in Minsk, Belarus
The first workshop on multidisciplinary team for Belarus radiologists and pathologists, strengthen with the first UK test reading mammographic images, will take place in Belarus (Minsk) on 8-11 October 2019. It will be conducted by a group of international experts in radiology, pathology and mammography imaging. This course is part of a joint programme funded by the European Union on prevention of non-communicable diseases, promotion of healthy lifestyle and support to modernization of the health system in Belarus (BELMED). It is a coordinated project between different UN organizations (UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UFPA and IARC), in which IARC participates in the implementation of a national breast cancer screening program in Belarus.
For more information please contact Dr Vitaly Smelov, IARC Prevention and Implementation Group, smelovv@iarc.fr

During October “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, stay tuned on IARC YouTube channel and Twitter account over the coming weeks to learn more about how IARC scientists and partners are tackling breast cancer, the most common cancer type in women and the second most common cancer type overall.

 

Awardees of the UICC-IARC Development Fellowships
In the framework of the IARC Summer School 2019, we are pleased to announce that four
1-month UICC-IARC Development Fellowships have been awarded.

Funded by UICC (within their Technical Fellowship scheme):

  • Dr Maria Abriata (Argentina): “Improving Cancer Surveillance in Latin America through Tailored Training and Status Analysis” (31 days) in the Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) at IARC

  • Dr Rongshou Zheng (China): “Assessing the impact of risk factor changes and population aging on future cancer burden in China” (28 days) in the Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU) at IARC

  • Dr Oswal Kunal (India): “Evaluation of breast, cervix and oral cancer screening policies and implementation in India” (30 days) in the Screening Group (SCR) at IARC

Funded by IARC (ETR):

  • Dr Farah Nassar (Lebanon): “DNA Methylation Patterns in Right vs Left Colon Cancer in Association with Diet in Lebanon” in the Epigenetics Group (EGE) at IARC

No call for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships/IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award – 19/09/2019
Please note that this year there is no call for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships/IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award. 

 

CICAMS-IARC “China ASEAN Cancer Prevention and Control Program” training course – Application open!
Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) – IARC

Based on their respective experience in training and their common goal to train more health professionals, CICAMS and IARC have established a Joint Training Programme to reduce the cancer burden in China and the ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) through promoting researchers/health professionals` knowledge and expertise in planning and implementing effective cancer control programs. The third Edition of the joint blended training course “China ASEAN Cancer Prevention and Control Program” is currently open for application to candidates from ASEAN Countries as well as low- and middle-income countries from Asia. 

More information on candidates profiles, course content, support and application process

Application deadline: 30 July 2019

 

IARC launches new Biobank Learning platform

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has launched the Biobank Learning platform, a freely accessible resource that provides learning and training material for professionals involved in biobank-based research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The Biobank Learning platform includes more than 80 learning resources tailored to help specialists contribute to efficient and impactful analysis. Topics covered include biobanking infrastructure, collection and management of samples and data, and bioinformatics.

The only resource of its kind, the Biobank Learning platform was developed by the Education and Training Group and the Laboratory Services and Biobank Group at IARC as part of the Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa (B3Africa) project. It will be maintained and developed by IARC through the LMICs Biobank and Cohort Building Network (BCNet) initiative.

Visit the Biobank Learning platform
Learn more about the IARC Biobank 
Learn more about BCNet
Learn more about B3Africa

 

IARC-Korea NCC Joint Summer School on Cancer Registration
8-12 July 2019, Goyang, Republic of Korea

The Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), the International Agency for Research on Cancer together with the Korean National Cancer Center (NCC) and its Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy (GSCSP) are pleased to announce the inaugural IARC-Korean NCC Joint Summer School on “Cancer Registration: Principles and Methods” on 8-12 July 2019 in Goyang, Republic of Korea. The course will focus on fundamentals of planning and developing  population-based cancer registries and is targeting participants from South, South-East and East Asia. 

For more information visit IARC international courses

Application deadline: 15 March 2019 via our online application form. 

 

EMBO Practical Course: “Metabolomics Bioinformatics in Human Health”
16-20 September 2019, IARC, Lyon, France

The EMBO Practical Course “Metabolomics Bioinformatics in Human Health” will be held in the International Agency for Research on Cancer on 16-20 September 2019. This five-day course combining lectures from experts, computer-based practical sessions and interactive discussions will provide an advanced overview with hands-on practical on key issues and challenges in metabolomics, handling datasets and procedures for the analysis of metabolomics data using bioinformatics tools.

For more information visit IARC advanced courses

Application deadline extended: 15 May 2019 via our online application form. 

 

WHO/EURO-IARC workshop “Implementation of Cancer Screening Programmes” (16-17 January 2019) in IARC (Lyon, France) is gathering professionals involved in decision making related to cancer screening at national or regional levels from CIS and Eastern European countries. The workshop is the first of a series lead by the WHO regional office for Europe and addressing screening for NCDs and it aims to understand cancer screening principles, the harms and benefits of cancer screening and quality assurance within cancer screening programmes and to discuss political decision-making related to implementation and de-implementation of cancer screening programmes.
For more information please contact Dr Vitaly Smelov, IARC Prevention and Implementation Group, smelovv@iarc.fr.

 

The call for applications for the IARC Summer School 2019 is open until 15 January 2019 – 29/11/2018

IARC Summer School – 17 June-5 July 2019
Three modules are offered this year:  a two-week module “Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology” will be held on 17-28 June, followed by two modules “GICRNet Master Class: Analysis of Population-based Cancer Registry data”and  “Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early detection” running in parallel during 1-5 July 2019.

More information about the IARC Summer School can be found here.

Application deadline: 15 January 2019 via our online application form. 


 
The call for applications for the following fellowships 2019-2020 is closed – 03/12/2018
 
IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships
For more than 50 years, the IARC Fellowship Programme has trained 626 rigorously selected early career scientists from over 82 countries.
Since 2005, IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships have been uniquely tenable at the Agency. For this call, only early career scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are invited to apply.

More information about the IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found here.

Application deadline: 30 November 2018 via our online application form.

 

IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award
The Agency also attracts top international cancer researchers who spend varying periods
of time contributing through innovative and visionary research to the Agency’s programmes, which makes
IARC an ideal environment for education, training, and expertise exchange.

More information about the IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award can be found here.

Application deadline: 30 November 2018 via our online application form.

 

 

New Training Course Opportunity, IARC, Lyon, France – 02/02/2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is organizing a training course “Statistical Practice in Epidemiology using R” on 14-20 June 2018.

This 6-day course is targeting epidemiologists and statisticians willing to use R for statistical modelling and analysis of epidemiological data.
The course requires basic knowledge of epidemiological concepts and study types for applying. There will only be briefly reviewed, whereas the more advanced epidemiological and statistical concepts will be treated in depth.

Attention: The deadline for application is now extended to 8 April 2018. More information on the event, the application process and registration fees can be found here.

 

Early Career Scientists Assocation (ECSA) – Newsletter – 22/01/2018

The latest ECSA newsletter (January edition) is now available.

 

The latest IARC Education and Training Newsletter (December 2017) is now available here – 04/01/2018

This biannual newsletter provides an overview of the learning activities organised in the Agency and abroad. Please feel free to join the mailing list in a few clicks in order to receive the next issues automatically.
 

Call for IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award is now closed – 04/12/2017

The next call will open in September 2018.

 

Awardees of the UICC Development Fellowships – 30/11/2017

We are pleased to announce the Awardees of the UICC Development Fellowships in 2017, who have been participants of the IARC Summer School 2017. Please find the complete list of Awardees since 2012 here.

 

Awardee of IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2017 – 30/11/2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr John Brent Richards, Awardee of the IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2017, has now arrived at IARC. The list of all IARC Senior Visiting Scientistis awarded since 1983 is available here. Dr Richards is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr Richards’ Biosketch can be found here.

 

Awardees of Call for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017 – 30/11/2017

We are pleased to announce that all IARC Postdoctoral Fellows selected in 2017, have now arrived at IARC. The list of Fellows awarded since 1966 is available here.

 
Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) – Newsletter

The latest issue of the ECSA Newsletter (Sep-Oct 2017) is now available
– 15/11/2017
 

No IARC Summer School in 2018

Please note that there is exceptionally no IARC Summer School in 2018. The Summer School 2019 will be announced in November 2018.

 

Online course opportunity – “Postgrado en Fundamentos Metodológicos de la Investigación en Oncología”

A new edition of the online course on cancer epidemiology in Spanish, in collaboration with e-oncologia, is now available. About 10 scholarships are available for participants from low- and medium-income countries from Latin America.

See more information (brochure in Spanish). Deadline for application of scholarships: 20 October 2017. Course start: 6 November 2017.

 

About the IARC Education and Training Programme

Since its inception in 1965, the IARC Education and Training Programme has had two main goals:

  • to provide training for new generations of cancer researchers and health professionals who wish to pursue a career in cancer research in order to tackle the rising global cancer burden
  • to develop individual and institutional capacity for cancer surveillance, detection, and prevention at the local level.

These missions are fulfilled through the provision of Fellowships, the organization of courses, and the provision of learning and training resources.

Fellowships are offered to both early career and senior scientists.
Although applications from all countries are welcome, those from low- and medium-resource countries, or applications involving projects related to low- and medium-resource countries, are encouraged.

In addition to the Summer School that takes place every year in Lyon, France, IARC also runs training courses worldwide (see Facts and Figures).

IARC’s education and training activities are conducted in collaboration with several partners.

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