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Training courses and workshops

Training on Cancer Registry Data-collection and Comparability

JRC and ENCR are organising a two-day training event on Cancer Data- collection and comparability on 3-4 May 2017, at JRC in Ispra,Italy, with one day devoted to issues related to data collection, and the second day to quality aspects of data analysis. A specific session on childhood cancer registration will be included.

A provisional agenda can be found here. Please note that this is a draft agenda and will be updated.  Faculty will include staff from JRC, the ENCR Steering Committee and external experts.

The course is intended for data collection staff and managers employed in cancer registries with the aim to contribute to improving the harmonization of cancer registration procedures across Europe.

The registration fee, lunches and coffee breaks are waived by the JRC; local transport to/from the airport and hotel will also be provided.

Participants may apply for JRC funding to attend this event; a limited number will be granted full or partial financial support for travel and/or accommodation costs.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

-Identify and assess the quality of their local sources of cancer data;
-Be familiar with commonly used cancer coding systems and some of the difficulties in applying these;
-Be familiar with European and global guidelines on registration and their application;
-Use a range of techniques to examine and improve the quality of registered data;
-Be aware of the specific requirements for haematological and childhood cancer registration;
-Transfer new skills/ knowledge to other registry staff;
-Prepare routine data sets for different users.

Hotels are pre-booked and will be confirmed according to the number of people attending. Due to the fact that some of the hotels have asked for early confirmation, the dates for registration have been moved forward.
Please register on the link below:

https://web.jrc.ec.europa.eu/rem/ (please select "Training on data collection and comparability")

Key dates to remember

 Deadline for request of financial support 9 April 2017
 Deadline for registration 12 April 2017

For any questions regarding the meeting, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training on Quality of Cancer Registry Data

A Training Workshop on Quality of Cancer Registry Data took place on 5 October 2016, as a side event to the Scientific Meeting and General Assembly. About 50 participants attended the workshop which covered the process of data quality evaluation, methods for assessing the completeness of data, use of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check software and reading outputs. The JRC provided feedback on the ENCR-JRC project and the further processing and feedback that will be sent to the registries.

For further details, see below the presentations given at the training.

Speaker Presentation
Nadya Dimitrova The Process of Cancer Registry Data Quality Evaluation
Carlotta Buzzoni The Completeness of Cancer Registry Data
Carmen Martos/ Fancesco Giusti From Harmonization of Quality Check Project to the Development of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check Software

Download here the test dataset used at the training to illustrate the use of the JRC-ENCR Quality Check Software (QCS). More information on the QCS can be found here.