EGRP News Flash - December 3, 2012
Registration Still Open for Online Participation in Workshop on Dec. 12-13: Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology
The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) invites the research community and other stakeholders to contribute their input and recommendations about the future of cancer epidemiology via an ongoing discussion and upcoming Workshop, Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology: From Scientific Discoveries to Population Health Impact, which will be held December 12-13, 2012. This Workshop is one component of EGRP's ongoing strategic planning efforts for cancer epidemiologic research.
Panels of experts with diverse perspectives will discuss the:
- Evolution of epidemiology and its applications to cancer,
- Impact of new methods and technologies on epidemiologic research,
- Evolution of epidemiologic cohorts in the study of the natural history of cancer and other diseases,
- Translation of epidemiologic research findings to advance clinical trials and public health practice, and
- Application of knowledge integration to assess the robustness of epidemiologic evidence and advance research progress.
The Workshop will include discussions of recommendations for cancer epidemiology for the next 10 to 20 years. This opportunity to participate in strategic planning for cancer epidemiology comes at a time of great scientific advances coupled with resource constraints.
Registration for in-person participation is closed; however, registration is still open for online participation.
There are several ways to participate in the Workshop online:
- Watch: A live stream of the Workshop will be available for viewing on December 12 and 13, 2012.
- Discuss: EGRP will be providing information on workshop sessions as they happen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NCIEpi. Workshop participants do not need to have a Twitter account to view this information, but they will need to create an account in order to comment on the Workshop by sending Twitter messages (tweets). Online participants are invited to comment on the speakers' ideas and presentations by using the meeting hashtag, #trendsinepi, in their tweets.
- Ask questions: Select questions from online participants will be used in the question and answer portion of the workshop panels. Questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted via Twitter by including #trendsinepi or @NCIEpi in the tweet. Questions may be submitted prior to or during the workshop sessions.
More information about using Twitter can be found in the Twitter.com frequently asked questions (FAQ).