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Summer School 2021 – Application closed

IARC Summer School 2021 – 100% online

Application closed 01/03/21 – Next Summer School in 2023 (Hybrid format).

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, the IARC Summer School will be held fully online in 2021, offering a unique opportunity to learn and benefit from IARC’s expertise from anywhere in the world!

The IARC Summer School in 2021:

  • Is designed for researchers and health professionals.
  • Is structured to offer a combination of autonomous learning through a variety of activities, such as self-paced educational material, and pre-course individual and group assignments, and participation in live online sessions, with high-level multidisciplinary lectures and practical activities facilitated by IARC faculty.
  • Is tailored to foster international collaboration, offering multiple opportunities for interactions: with IARC faculty and invited international experts, as well as among participants, with group work activities and opportunities for networking.
  • Will offer a unique international and multi-cultural learning environment.


Modules at a glance

“Introduction to Cancer Epidemiology”

“Implementing Cancer Prevention and Early detection”



Who can apply?

The following are invited to apply: cancer registry staff, epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians and oncologists, public health specialists, postgraduate students, and others with a direct interest in working in cancer epidemiology, cancer registration, and activities related to cancer control, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
All participants must be fluent in English, the working language of the course.

Important – Before you apply:

  • Familiarize yourself with the topics and learning objectives of your module of interest.
  • Carefully consider the dates and the time commitment needed to complete your module of interest. Participants are required to attend all scheduled activities. A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who have attended the entire course and performed all scheduled activities.
  • Participants can attend only one module.
  • Seek your supervisor’s agreement and support. A letter of support will be requested in the application process (see template).
  • Check the list of fields to be completed in the application form.

What equipment will I need to participate in the IARC Summer School in 2021?

  • A stable Internet connection.
  • A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with Internet connectivity and video camera and microphone functionality.

Is there a course fee?

Participants based in low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, as listed in the latest World Bank Classification, are exempt from a course fee. For participants from high-income countries, there is a fee of €500 for the course (Deadline for payment of the fee is 1 May).

Modules have limited enrolment.
Apply now!

Deadline for application: 1 March 2021

Successful applicants will be notified by email mid-April 2021


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