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A workshop on Improving Standardization and Data Quality in Caribbean Cancer Registries will be held October 22-25, 2018 at the Shady Grove Campus of the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Health, Rockville, Maryland.

This is an initiative of the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub (based at CARPHA) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The four-day workshop will include a number of interactive activities, including country-specific updates and practical sessions on standardizing registry procedures, data quality assessment techniques and coding. The persons targeted to participate in the workshop are those currently involved in the collection and quality assessment of cancer registry data at population-based cancer registries in the Caribbean.

This workshop represents a continuation of the collective efforts of the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub and its partners to further enhance the coverage, quality and networking capacity of population-based cancer registries in the Caribbean region, as a basis for cancer control. Specific objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Provide a basic background about Standard Operating Procedures of a cancer registry
2. Provide in-class training on the assessment of cancer registry data
3. Provide in-class training on coding primary site cancers and tumor morphology using ICD-0-3.
4. Develop a network among workshop attendees to provide support for each other for peer mentoring in their future work

Attendance at this workshop is by invitation only. For any queries, please contact Sarah Quesnel-Crooks, Programme Coordinator, IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub at quesnesa@carpha.org.