Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop: Bridging Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine
A Workshop Designed to Accelerate the Training of the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers
July 24-28, 2023
Westin Copley Place
Peter Kraft, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Lorelei A. Mucci, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Elizabeth A. Platz, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, 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. Lectures 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 and hands-on application on working successfully within teams and consortia with experience working in collaborative groups throughout the workshop.
comments from previous attendees:
- The course met all my expectations and was truly impactful in my career development. The lectures were carefully chosen, and the presenters were extremely knowledgeable about their research. More importantly, they were knowledgeable about how their data might correlate with our individual projects.
- Excellent workshop. Significantly advanced my understanding of molecular epidemiology beyond that of any prior workshop. This course provided a framework which will be critical for the next steps in my professional research career development.
- Thank you for such a wonderful experience!! The instructors were fantastic, easy to talk to, and knowledgeable. I learned so much and was able to gain so many ideas for future projects. I also really appreciate all the other attendees and the buy-in for the team activities. It was a perfect entry experience into team science and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
- AACR Integrative Molecular Epidemiology Workshop is a truly amazing, informative, diverse, and dynamic one that strongly strengthens my knowledge and expands my networking in this promising field.
This workshop is supported by National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number R25CA174664. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. For questions about the application process, contact Roslin Thoppil, PhD, Scientific Program Administrator via email at [email protected].