IARC Education and Training Programme – News

01/10/2019
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.

30/09/2019
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

 

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

 

11/07/2019
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 can be found here. Apply before 30 July!

 

04/03/2019
The 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

 

12/02/2019
IARC-Korea NCC Joint Summer School on Cancer Registration, Goyang, Republic of Korea – 8-12 July 2019 – Application now open!

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.

This training opportunity is targeting participants from South, South-East and East Asia. The course will focus on fundamentals of planning and developing  population-based cancer registries.  The online application will be opened until 15 March 2019. 
Information on course and application process can be found here.

 

28/12/2018
The 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.

 

29/11/2018
IARC SUMMER SCHOOL – 17 June to 5 July 2019 – Application now open!

Three modules are offered this year during the IARC Summer School 17 June-5 July 2019.

The 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.

The modules contents, objectives, target audience and application procedure are described in the 2019 Summer School web pages. The online application will be opened until 15 January 2019. Selection results will be notified in March 2019.

 

31/05/2017
Seminar “Cancer early diagnosis and screening: making a difference” (24 June 2017) in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Early Detection and Prevention Section of the IARC will deliver a seminar on 24 June 2017 titled “Cancer early diagnosis and screening: making a difference” in St. Petersburg, Russia at the time of the 3rd Oncological Forum White Nights 2017.

19/04/2017
IARC BelMed Training (19-28 April 2017) in London, Loughborough and Nottingham, UK – This site visit to a recognized breast cancer screening center, namely Public Health England (PHE) is organized for relevant personnel of the Belarus national cancer screening management team. It will introduce the PHE screening practices and give an overview of all phases of the preparation and implementation of a breast cancer screening programme.
This event 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.
16/11/2016
IARC BelMed Training Course (30 November-2 December 2016) in Minsk, Belarus – The first out of two training courses in implementation of cancer screening programs for the project management team (PMT) and key stakeholders will take place in Belarus (Minsk) on 30 November to 2 December 2016. It will be conducted by a group of international experts in planning, feasibility, and piloting of the screening programs on breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. 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.
26/09/2016
The recipient of the Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2016 is Professor Pär Stattin from the Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Department of Urology and Andrology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
07/07/2016
New IARC/GICR Training Course (26-30 September 2016 in Izmir, Turkey). IARC/GICR Training Course “Descriptive Epidemiology Research and analytical approach using population-based cancer registry data” is open for Northern Africa, Central and Western Asia (IARC Izmir Hub and EMRO Countries)!

Application deadline is 26 August 2016. Information on course and application process can be found here.