Education and Training Programme News

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.