Education and Training
Training Courses - Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology - 2013
17 June to 5 July 2013
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 attention is given to countries where resources for the control of chronic diseases in general and cancer in particular are limited. By helping to develop local expertise in cancer epidemiology and by strengthening research institutions through international collaborations, IARC aims to enhance cancer prevention.
Target participantsIdeal 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.
Equipment and materialParticipants will be provided with manuals and textbooks, personal computers and software as required during the course.
Practical sessions and demonstration exercises will make use of widely available software (i.e. Canreg5). IARC is committed to assisting participants with obtaining such software for use in their home institute.
ProgrammeThe Summer School is organized in modules.
All lectures are complemented with practical sessions and group work.
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 requirementsThe 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.
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 AssessmentParticipants 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. There is no formal examination.
FinanceCourse Fee: Participants based in the low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries listed here are exempt from a course fee. For participants from high-income countries there is one universal fee of €400 for the course, regardless of how many modules are taken, which includes course materials and tea/coffee at each break. The deadline for payment of the fee is 31 May 2013.
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 would be offered travel and living expenses whereas those from medium-resources countries would be offered living expenses only and would have to find other financial support for their travel.
FacultyLecturers will be a combination of IARC scientists and external invited specialists.
Visa and accommodationPartirticipants 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.
Applications for the Summer School 2013 are now CLOSED
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: IARC Courses Programme
International Agency for Research on Cancer
150 cours Albert Thomas
Tel: +33 4 72 73 80 72
Fax: +33 4 72 73 80 80