International Agency for Research on Cancer – IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub – Martinique Cancer Registry – OECS Health Unit Joint
Virtual Caribbean Course on Cancer Registration: Basic Principles and Methods for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, November 16-18 2021
Population-based cancer registration is a basic element of cancer control. In many parts of the world, cancer registries provide the only source of information on the size, nature and evolution of the local cancer problem. Information generated from population-based cancer registries enables the optimal use of resources to prevent and control cancer as well as the identification of areas in need of research.
Within the framework of the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (GICR), the International Agency for Research on Cancer together with the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub, the Martinique Cancer Registry and the Health Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States are pleased to announce the inaugural Caribbean Course on Cancer Registration: Basic Principles and Methods.
Faculty will be compromised of staff from IARC, the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub, the Martinique Cancer Registry, the Guadeloupe Cancer Registry, as well as GICR Regional Trainers. Targeted participants for this course will be nominated from countries within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
The course will focus on the fundamentals of planning and developing population-based cancer registries. Upon completion, it is intended that participants will be able to:
• Describe the principles of population-based cancer registration and the primary uses of cancer registry data
• Identify the key sources of information for a cancer registry
• Apply methods of case-finding, data abstraction, coding, classification and quality control
• Explain how cancer registry data are used in descriptive epidemiology
• Make use of available IARC online databases in the Global Cancer Observatory
• Access networks of support through the GICR and the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub.
The course is intended for professionals working in cancer registration.
The course targets up to 30 participants from OECS member countries who will be nominated by their respective Ministries of Health. An additional 15 persons will be accepted for the course. Interested professionals are invited to submit their application through the online form (click here). Participants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course.
For further information, please contact Ms Sarah Quesnel-Crooks, Programme Coordinator, IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org
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