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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 21-26, 2024
Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

workshop codirectors

Peter Kraft, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland 
Elizabeth A. Platz, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
Sophia H. L. George, University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida
Shelley S. Tworoger, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Embark on a transformative journey in molecular cancer epidemiology with our meticulously crafted workshop, tailored to advance the skills of emerging researchers. This program is tailored to cultivate expertise in seamlessly integrating molecular biology and epidemiology, essential for conducting impactful studies on cancer etiology and outcomes. We extend invitations to researchers in molecular cancer epidemiology, genetics, statistics, bioinformatics, and allied fields. Successful completion of foundational epidemiology coursework is a prerequisite, ensuring participants possess the necessary foundational knowledge. Delve into a workshop that strategically focuses on refining study designs, elevating data interpretation skills, and deploying cutting-edge tools in cancer research. Our unique approach places practical application at the forefront, minimizing emphasis on biostatistical methods. Engage in enlightening lectures with esteemed faculty, fostering discussions on feasibility, scalability, and quality control. This collaborative, cross-disciplinary workshop offers hands-on applications, providing invaluable experience in navigating team dynamics within the context of cancer research. Join us in seamlessly bridging theoretical knowledge with practical application, contributing to the forefront of molecular cancer epidemiological advancements. 

Comments from previous attendees: 

  • Interaction between attendees and faculty was fantastic! The whole workshop had a very positive, collaborative feel. 
  • This course exceeded my expectations. It had a great balance between theory and practice.  
  • It was very comprehensive, but at the same time, I feel like I learned specific information and skills that will be helpful to my research. 
  • This workshop was excellent! I really like that it was designed for us to interact and network with almost everyone at the conference, including faculty.  
  • My experience attending this course was invaluable. I have already recommended the workshop to other fellows in my program.  

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]