London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
A highly experienced faculty will present a stimulating and intensive one-week course on the principles, methods and applications of cancer survival with population-based data, using lectures, computer-based analytic exercises with real data, review sessions and a session for participants to present their own work or ideas. Relative survival will be the main approach to analysis, with discussion of recent methodological developments (e.g. net survival) and results.
The methodological concepts of cancer survival will be illustrated by public health and policy applications throughout the week. Results from recent survival studies will be presented and their interpretation discussed.
Methods covered include:
30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits have been awarded by the Royal College of Physicians for each course since 2009, and we expect the same approval for 2015.
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. There is no examination.
The aims of the course are:
Professor Michel Coleman and Dr Bernard Rachet
The teaching faculty will include Dr Paul Dickman (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden), Dr Manar Abdel-Rahman (University of Khartoum, Sudan), Dr Yuri Ito (Osaka Medical Centre for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan) and researchers in the Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians and oncologists, public health specialists and others with a direct interest in applied cancer survival analysis, and particularly those working in a cancer registry.
Applicants must have a basic understanding of cancer survival analysis, since this course will include discussion of advanced statistical methods and practical computing, in addition to discussion of the public health applications of cancer survival data.
We do not insist that participants have a qualification in statistics, but some experience is essential in order to take full advantage of the statistical components of the course. All practical sessions will use Stata, therefore some experience with Stata software should be considered essential.
The applied public health elements of the course will be accessible and relevant to all groups.
*£1,280 (£640 for participants based in low-, lower-, middle and upper middle income countries only).Payable by: 8 June 2015.
We are seeking funding to enable fellowships to be offered to participants based in developing countries. Availability of fellowships cannot be guaranteed.
If you are independently seeking sponsorship, you could try UICC, Cancer Research UK, The Royal Society, the Wellcome Trust, the British Academy or the British Council, amongst others.
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