CIS training course on cancer registration methods and strengthening cancer registries

28 November–2 December 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Quantifying the burden of cancer, as well as planning and evaluating cancer control measures, requires population-based cancer registries that are integral to the health system. WHO/Europe and the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer are organizing a training course for countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to build professional capacity in establishing and maintaining high-quality cancer registries that can provide internationally comparable data.

The five-day course, offered in Bishkek in November 2016, will benefit approximately 30 registrars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. An international faculty will lead course participants through basic cancer registration principles and methods, and provide training in coding, classification and the use of CanReg5 software. Participants will have the opportunity to present their registry and exchange experiences with one another.

The training is offered in the context of the Project on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, and financed through a voluntary contribution from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.