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ChildGICR online course on Childhood Cancer Registration for Caribbean countries

15 October – 12 November 2024

International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Trinidad and Tobago




Population-based cancer registration is a pillar of cancer control and research. To address specific educational needs identified in the collaborative program “Targeting childhood cancer through the Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development (ChildGICR),” the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH), in collaboration with the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Trinidad and Tobago, are pleased to announce the regional ChildGICR course on Childhood Cancer Registration. The course faculty includes international experts and trainers in childhood cancer registration and related areas.


The training will be offered as an online course. The local course coordinator is the IARC Caribbean Cancer Registry Hub, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Trinidad and Tobago.
The course will be delivered in five 4-hour online sessions from 9 am to 1 pm Atlantic Standard Time every Tuesday from 15 October to 12 November 2024, and will be preceded by a mandatory introductory session on 8 October 2024.


The course will focus on the fundamentals of population-based registration of childhood cancer . Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define the principles of population-based cancer registration and illustrate the specifics of registration of childhood cancer;
  • Describe the burden of childhood cancer and identify the key sources of information;
  • Understand and apply the principles of classification and staging of childhood cancers;
  • Explain how the collected data are validated, analyzed, and used.


Target Participants

The course is intended for up to 30 participants. Health professionals from the Caribbean countries listed below are invited to apply. Priority will be given to applicants who are involved in establishing or strengthening childhood cancer registration in these target countries. All applicants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course, and must have adequate skills and equipment to participate in online sessions and use the online course platform. The participants will be required to study and prepare for the course and to participate actively in all live sessions. They may be asked to deliver topical presentations. The acquired knowledge will be tested in a final exam.


Target Caribbean countries: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; The Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius; British Virgin Islands; The Cayman Island, Curaçao; Dominica; France, Martinique; France, Guadeloupe; France, St Martin; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands.

Application Process

There is no registration fee for the course. Interested and eligible candidates must submit their application online.


Deadline for applications is extended until 21 July 2024