2017 Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
The Summer School aims to provide introductory and advanced courses in medical statistics and epidemiology, and their application to clinical and etiology research and public health.
Lectures will be from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Karolinska Institutet, Bocconi University, University of Milano-Bicocca, and other European Universities.
The school will be held from 4th to 17th of June 2017 at Castello Brandolini Colomban, Cison di Valmarino - Treviso - Italy. Registration is now open and the deadline for early registration has been extended to March 21st 2017. Please visit the school’s homepage for more information on the courses and for details on registration:
EC Proposal to Protect Workers against Cancer-Causing Chemicals
On 13 May 2016 the European Commission released a press statement on Commission proposals to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals. Cancer is one of the main causes of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total and therefore the single biggest health risk to workers in the European Union.
To improve protection for workers from cancer-causing chemicals, the Commission proposed changes to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC) to limit exposure to 13 cancer-causing chemicals at the workplace. For more information is available HERE.
Population-based Time-to-event Analyses International Conference
31 August- 2 September, London, UK
This conference is co-organised by the Cancer Survival Group and the Centre for Statistical Methodology and will focus on three themes of time-to event analyses, all of which concentrate on population based data and translational epidemiology:
• Recent methodological development in competing risks and net survival
• Hierarchical and correlated data in survival and longitudinal analysis
• Causal inference in longitudinal settings with time-dependent confounding.
More information is available HERE.
CANCON Skin Cancer Prevention Campaign
An online skin cancer prevention campaign has been launched by the CANCON Joint Action. CANCON, Cancer Control Joint Action is co-funded by the EU in the framework of the 2008-2013 Health Programme. The main goal of CANCON is to provide guidance for Member States and policy makers in various fields of cancer control.
The SKINMAMA website provides information on different types of skin cancer and skin cancer prevention. Incentives are provided to encourage young people to use the website, such as opportunities to win T- shirts and sunglasses.
IARC Conference 2016: Presentations Available to Download
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of IARC a conference "Global Cancer: Occurrence, Causes and Avenues to Prevention" took place in Lyon, France from 7-10 June 2016. The major themes were structured around the core activities of IARC and covered global cancer occurrence, aetiology, prevention as well as implementation of prevention and early detection. Presentations from many of the conference speakers are now available to download from the IARC website HERE.