October 11-13, 2018
This course’s main purpose is to impart foundational knowledge in the principles and practice of cancer epidemiology, specifically in the areas of cancer aetiology, surveillance and survival analysis. The aetiology module will cover the design, analysis, and interpretation of observational studies. The surveillance module will contain an overview of the infrastructure needed to conduct cancer surveillance, aspects of data quality, and tools for using the data (standardization, age-period-cohort models). Finally, the survival analysis module will include material related to life tables, survival curves, survival time models and the application of survival analysis to screening trials and evaluation.
Other topics that may be covered include: cancer etiology and surveillance in the local Indian setting, sample size calculation, and risk factor surveillance. An important aspect of this course will be hands-on exercises using examples to understand the theory and its applications in cancer epidemiology.
- To understand the designs used to conduct epidemiological research in cancer, with a focus on aetiology.
- To understand the challenges and opportunities in the collection and analysis of cancer surveillance data.
- To achieve an understanding of the variety of methods available for survival analysis, and when each is appropriate.
Who should apply?
This course is tailored to medical, allied health professionals, nonmedical faculty, and/or researchers who are interested in learning more about cancer epidemiology, surveillance methods and survival analyses, or teaching institution members interested in furthering their knowledge and skills in methodology.
- Course kit will be provided.
- Hands-on practical exercises
Course Fee: Rs. 10,000/- (Inclusive of 18% GST)
The course will be
held at the Biostatistics Resource and Training Center (BRTC),
Dept. of Biostatistics, (Adjacent to College Chapel),
Christian Medical College,
Bagayam, Vellore 632 002.
Participants will have to bear their own expenses for travel, boarding and lodging. The Organizers will provide Lunch and Snacks. However, the organizers may arrange basic accommodation with A/C facility in the college campus on request. Only limited accommodation is available on campus and priority will be given to the female participants on first come and first served basis. The room will be available from 10th October evening onwards only. However, the list of hotels attached in the brochure.
Course Fee should be paid in full by October 01, 2018.
Payment can be made by Demand Draft in favor of “Christian Medical College Vellore Association Account”, payable at Vellore.
The number of participants for each course is limited to 45 and admission will be purely on first come first served basis.