CDC Workshops

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is organising two different workshops which will be held on the 31st October at Le Méridien Etoile Hotel. Those courses are available for Congress participants only and included in the Registration price.   

If you want to sign up for one of the workshops below, please complete your congress registration and select one of the two workshops. Your place will only be secured once your registration is fully completed and paid.
Limited capacity of 40 participants only based on first come first served. 

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Workshop 1:

Field Epidemiology Training Programs: Building Capacity for Cancer Prevention and Control
October 31, 2016
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Le Méridien Etoile Hotel – (Location details to follow)
40 participants max.


Do you know about FETP—or the field epidemiology training program? The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has worked alongside ministries of health in 55 countries to establish field (or applied) epidemiology training programs modelled after CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). FETPs train workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to disease outbreaks and other health threats.

To address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), FETPs in several countries are gradually expanding their focus to include training on NCD prevention, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases as well as injuries from motor vehicle crashes and environmental health diseases, such as air pollution. The FETPs are a prime example of using a program originally set up to focus on infectious diseases to also address cancer and NCDs by strengthening health systems and mobilizing action from different sectors. Over 80% of FETP graduates remain working in their Ministry of Health and many eventually serve in leadership positions.

Whether your focus is taking data to action, presenting data, advocating policy or promoting health guidelines and recommendations, the first step to improve capacity is to start locally by engaging and training future field epidemiologists and health leaders in cancer and NCD prevention. 

Download full content Workshop 1


Workshop 2:

Cost, resource use and efficiency assessment of cancer registration

October 31, 2016
1:00PM to 6:00PM
Le Méridien Etoile Hotel – (Location details to follow)
40 participants max.


Cancer registration is vital to provide the evidence base to guide targeted policies and interventions to prevent and control cancer. Low and middle income countries (LMICs), who are experiencing the highest growth in cancer burden, unfortunately also have the lowest population based coverage of surveillance data on cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis and mortality.  High Income Countries (HIC) generally have better infrastructure for cancer registration but they can also face staffing shortage and funding reductions. This workshop aims to mobilize action by summarizing lessons learned from CDC’s economic evaluation of cancer registries and introducing a new tool (International Registry Costing Tool (IntRegCosting tool) that can be used by cancer registries to assess quantities and value of resources required to initiate, expand and improve efficiency of registration activities.

The IntRegCosting tool is a web based cost data collection and analysis tool which assists stakeholders to quantify cost of cancer registration activities. The information generated through the IntRegCosting tool can be used to improve the efficiency of registry operations and to quantify the resources required for resource allocation decision making.  The tool will also allow stakeholders to perform scenario analysis to evaluate the cost under different approaches used to implement registry operations.  For example, the cost and benefits of introducing electronic data collection can be assessed.   The workshop will also present metrics that can be used by registries to track and assess registry operations to ensure optimal use of resources.

An excel-based version of the IntRegCosting tool has been pretested using data from 12 registries across 5 countries (India, Kenya, Uganda, Columbia and Barbados). These registries will be invited to present on their experiences in using the tool and how the information provided is helping to advance cancer registration in their respective countries. The presentations will provide practical advice to participants on how the analyses from the IntRegCosting can be used to inform funding decision making, allocation of resources across multiple regional registries and initiatives to improve efficiency of operations.

Download full content Workshop 2

Attached Files

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file type icon CDC Worshop 1.pdf 384.58 KB
file type icon CDC Worshop 2.pdf 132.74 KB