July 15 - 19, 2019
Westin Copley Place
July 15-19, 2019Westin Copley PlaceBoston, Massachusetts
Applications are no longer being accepted for this workshop. The extended application deadline was Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Workshop DirectorThomas A. Sellers, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
CodirectorsPeter Kraft, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MassachusettsLorelei A. Mucci, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Workshop FacultyPaul L. Auer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WisconsinKevin M. Brown, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MarylandClary B. Clish, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Techonology and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts Judy Garber, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MassachusettsTravis Gerke, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FloridaAlvaro N. A. Monteiro, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FloridaBogdan Pasaniuc, University of California, Los Angeles, CaliforniaPaul A. Scheet, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TexasShelley S. Tworoger, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FloridaEliezer M. Van Allen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massacusetts
Workshop Junior FacultyJiyeon Choi, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
This workshop is designed to accelerate the training of the next generation of cancer researchers who must be well-skilled in the integration of biology and epidemiology in studies of etiology and outcome. In addition to molecular epidemiologists, we invite applications from geneticists, statisticians, bioinformaticians, molecular biologists, and others. A requirement for the course is that participants must have successfully completed basic course work in epidemiology. Workshop focus will be on study designs, data interpretation, and the appropriate use of tools and techniques, with minimal focus on biostatistical methods and the analysis of data. Workshop lectures incorporate extensive time for discussion and interaction with top faculty members. Laboratories build on the information provided in the lectures with problem-solving sessions and hands-on applications. Both lectures and laboratories are designed for practical application and take into consideration issues such as feasibility, scalability, quality control, and practical limitations. The workshop incorporates a cross-disciplinary, team science approach that integrates discussions on working successfully within teams and consortia with experience working in collaborative groups throughout the workshop.
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