EGRP News Flash - November 7, 2012

EGRP Invites Researchers to Register for the Trends in 21st Century Epidemiology Workshop on December 12-13

The 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.

In June 2012, EGRP published a commentary in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention inviting input via the Program's Cancer Epidemiology Matters Blog about the major questions and approaches to be addressed in the next decade to impact public health. Comments on the blog posts are still welcome and will be used to shape the Workshop discussion and future initiatives.

The meeting space will limit the number of in-person participants; however, the Workshop will be videocast so that those who are unable to participate in person may join the Workshop virtually. More details describing how to participate virtually will be available soon on the Workshop website.

Learn more about the December 2012 Workshop.

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