Workshops are listed in reverse chronological order.
A focused workshop on breast cancer will be held in collaboration with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of WHO in December, 2008 in the context of a larger meeting devoted to cancer control.
The French Branch of INCTR, AMCC is planning a follow up training course oriented towards training "trainers" to help physicians and nurses learn to provide effective pain control and palliative care for their cancer patients.
This workshop was aimed at developing and strengthening palliative care in Nepal. The first day of the workshop was for medical doctors and the second day for nurses. This was a workshop held with INCTR/NNCTR, INCTR's Nepalese Branch.
AMCC, INCTR's French Branch, held a workshop devoted to palliative care at the University Hospital of Souro Sanou. Over 50 doctors and nurses from Senegal, Mali, Niger and Burkino Faso participated.
AMCC, in collaboration with conference organizers of AORTIC, organized a workshop for physicians and nurses on palliative care: policy and practice.
This workshop was designed to assist young investigators to prepare scientific papers for publication. It was held at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The participants in the workshop had been selected on the basis of posters they presented at INCTR's last Annual Meeting. Support was provided by the Office of International Affairs, NCI.
INCTR held its first thematic workshop jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency's Program of Action for Cancer Therapy at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. The purpose of the workshop was to identify problems or obstacles within each of the thematic areas, all of which were related to diagnosis and treatment, in East Africa in general, and Tanzania, in particular, and to propose feasible solutions that might be implemented with or without the need for additional resources. The themes of the workshop included: Access to Care, Histopathology, Supportive Care, Transfusion Medicine and Palliative Care. Each theme was introduced in a plenary session held, on the first day, by an East African health professional. Visits to departments or other hospitals relevant to the thematic area were conducted on Day one. Day two was devoted to group discussions in each of the thematic areas. On the final day, rapporteurs provided summaries of the group discussions and these were followed by general discussion and final conclusions.
INCTR participated in a training course organized by Institut Pasteur in HPV genotyping for participants from developing countries. Didactic lectures accompanied by hands-on laboratory training in HPV testing was provided.
A workshop for pediatric oncologists from from Iraq in palliative care was held in Jordan. This workshop was supported by the Office of International Affairs, NCI.
A two day vocational training was offered to African nurses on palliative care during the AORTIC meeting. The training was focused on pain management and palliative care for cancer. There were two workshops, one in French for francophone nurses, and one in English for the Anglophone nurses. Sabine Perrier-Bonnet of AMCC participated in the organization of the content and the training.
This course was a focused workshop for the data managers who are members of the research team involved in the study entitled, "The Characterization and Treatment of Burkitt's Lymphoma in Africa". Topics included an overview of basic data management with practical experience in data management.
Organized by AMCC in collaboration with UICC, a training course with the central theme of prevention and early diagnosis of breast cancer and cervical cancer for health staff was held. Seventy-five participants including surgeons, doctors, midwives and cancer association members attended this course in order to learn how to organize care for cancer with women.
The First International Conference on Pediatric Oncology held in Karachi, Pakistan was a collaborative effort between INCTR and Pakistani oncologists. The program was a comprehensive review of pediatric oncology. One session included in the workshop was devoted to Palliative and Supportive Care. Two pre-conference workshops were also held - one devoted to Oncology Nursing and the other to Research Methodology and Medical Ethics.
Sabine Perrier-Bonnet representing AMCC and Virginia LeBaron of the Palliative Care Team gave a seminar for nurses about the safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy, basic management of side effects, and primary cancer prevention. The seminar was attended by 25 nurses and one physician.
The Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), home to INCTR's Tanzania Office hosted an educational palliative care workshop in collaboration with the INCTR Palliative Care Team. Over 40 participants representing various NGOs and health disciplines from the region attended the workshop. The goal of the workshop was to provide education and culturally relevant training in pain and symptom management.
In this session, the importance and obstacles to conducting clinical trials in low resource settings and the ethical issues in clinical research in developing countries were presented.
The workshop took place over the course of 3 afternoons and the topics presented and discussed were personnel and methods in data collection, documents and data quality assurance.
In collaboration with the School of Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC), AMCC, INCTR's UK Office held a workshop for nurses from Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan and the Republic of Cyprus on recent advances in cancer nursing. Many topics were presented and discussed including management of the patient undergoing chemotherapy, quality of life, supportive care, including pain control and nutritional support, psychological and social aspects, and the development of cancer nursing care protocols.
This three-day workshop on laboratory methodologies and recent developments in lymphoma treatment was a collaborative effort of INCTR's UK Office, the Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, and MECC.
Research Methodology Workshop (part of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Annual Meeting), Lahore, Pakistan, March 13, 2005.
The workshop was entitled, "What you Always Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask" and covered all aspects of clinical research with an emphasis on practical advice for doctors-in-training.
This was a focused workshop for data managers and the data monitor from India who are members of the research team involved in the leukemia study entitled, "The Treatment and Characterization of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults". Topics included an overview of basic data management and sessions with practical experience in data management and the use of the computerized data entry system used in this study.
The program for this workshop included training of nurses in the care and management of cancer patients, particularly emphasizing the safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy and monitoring of patients undergoing chemotherapy for side effects. Palliative care was also included in the workshop program.
The workshop focused on the science, ethics, and regulation of clinical cancer research as well as the training of data managers and research nurses. Topics discussed included an examination of the pattern of cancer in Brazil and other Latin American countries as potentially important topics for research, clinical trial design in cancer research, ethical and regulatory issues relevant to cancer research in Brazil, implementation and management of clinical trials, including basic data management for data managers and research nurses.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide assistance to pediatric oncology teams currently practicing in Iraq by providing relevant educational updates for health care professionals. The focus of this workshop was on pediatric leukemia, lymphoma, supportive care, including the management of infections in immunocompromised patients and transfusion therapy, and palliative care. This workshop will be followed by additional educational workshops.
The program for this workshop included training of nurses in Algeria in the care and management of cancer patients, particularly emphasizing the safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy and monitoring of patients undergoing chemotherapy for side effects.
The program encompassed molecular and translational aspects as well as recent advances in the management of Hodgkin's Disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss recent developments in cancer nursing. The program included presentations on leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, supportive care and palliative care.
The program for this workshop included training of nurses in French-speaking countries in Africa in the care and management of cancer patients, particularly emphasizing the safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy and monitoring of patients undergoing chemotherapy for side effects.