International Consortia and Conferences

Applied Research Program (ARP) staff coordinate and are active in a number of international consortia. Staff also regularly present research findings at international conferences. These activities provide a forum for sharing new knowledge and directly contribute to ARP's mission to understand how and why cancer care and control activities influence patterns of care and trends in cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality and survival.

International Cancer Screening Network

The International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN), which is administered by ARP, is a voluntary consortium of countries that have active population-based cancer screening programs. The ICSN is dedicated to collaborative research aimed at identifying and fostering efficient and effective approaches to cancer control world-wide through population-based screening efforts.

Ireland-Northern Ireland-NCI Cancer Consortium

In 1999, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the US formed the Consortium, whose primary goal is to enhance the infrastructure for cancer research and cancer care across all of Ireland. ARP has provided extensive training to clinicians and scientists from Ireland and Northern Ireland through the Consortium. For example, ARP staff presented on the policy environment for promoting US fruit and vegetable consumption and on research and health surveillance activities at the 2004 Ireland Cancer Consortium on Diet, Physical Activity and Obesity. In 2007, ARP staff presented on health services research across the cancer continuum at a Consortium conference and convened an NCI-All Ireland Workshop on Health Economics and Health Policy Research in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

The NCI is a co-sponsor of the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health. This triennial conference is the preeminent international gathering of tobacco researchers and public health practitioners, with more than 5,000 participants from 173 countries attending. The 14th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, to be held Feb 8 - 12, 2009 in Mumbai, India, in conjunction with International Union Against Cancer's (UICC) World Cancer Congress, will highlight the latest tobacco science research. ARP is providing funding and technical expertise for conference planning.

International Conference on Dietary Assessment Activity Methods

ARP was a major sponsor of the Sixth International Conference on Dietary Assessment Activity Methods (ICDAM) held in Copenhagen, Denmark in April 2006. This conference brings together researchers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in nutritional epidemiology and dietary assessment methods. For the first time, the 2006 conference also included the topic of physical activity assessment. ARP sent a delegation to present at and preside over several sessions at the conference. ARP staff also were represented on the planning committee for the meeting in Copenhagen and will host the next conference in the series (now called the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods), to be held in Washington, DC, in June 2009.

International Health Economics Association

The International Health Economics Association (IHEA) is a professional association whose mission is to increase communication among health economists and foster a high standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems. ARP staff regularly present research findings at the biennial IHEA meetings, which are held in locations around the world.

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25 Jun 2007
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