|Improving Cancer Information in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brasilia, October 2009)|
Regional Meeting of Cancer Registries and Cancer Program Managers, hosted by PAHO and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Ministry of Health of Brazil, National Cancer Institute (Instituto Nacional de Câncer / INCA), followed by the Train the Trainers Course on Cancer Registration and Data Quality Control in Population-Based Cancer Registries.
(Brasilia, Brazil, 13–16 October 2009)
Purpose: To review progress, identify challenges and opportunities for improving information on cancer in the Region and to plan future collaborative activities.
For meeting and course objectives, expected results, and documentation (agendas, list of participants, statement, mid-term plan, report, evaluation, and all presentations), see below.
Expected Results of Meeting
Course Objective: Train professionals occupying management-level positions in cancer registries, with a minimum of five years experience, to train others; train the trainers and establish a Regional group with expertise in Latin America and the Caribbean to support the cancer registries of the Regions in producing data on cancer incidence, in collaboration with IARC and PAHO.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization