Second AFCRN Advanced Training Course - Nigeria

Month: Nov
Dates: 19-23
Year: 2012
Location: Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)
City: Abuja
Country: Nigeria
Background Information: Please refer to the African Cancer Registry website
Purpose/Goals: The program was organized with the objective of training and equipping selected cancer registrars on Cancer registration methods and how to be effective and efficient in data abstraction, collation and analysis.

Topics covered included but were not limited to: basic principles of oncology, cancer staging and grading, principles of cancer registration, principles of data presentation, data management and analysis, and use of CanReg5 software in cancer registration.
INCTR Program: Cancer Registries
INCTR Branch: The African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN)
Coordinator(s): Dr Max Parkin
Other INCTR Organizers:
Collaborators: The Nigeria National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) and Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN)
Number Attending:
Participants: The training was attended by both local and international participants. There were 22 participants in total (18 from Nigerian cancer registries and 4 others from other African countries including; Gabon, Kenya and Seychelles.
Evaluation: The participants had training exercises during the course of the program and a post-training test on the final day. 90% of the participants scored 50% and above.

The training was educative, well organized and properly executed by the faculty. Participants were all excited about CanReg5, and look forward to using it when introduced to the Nigerian registries in future. The participants commended the African Cancer Registry Network, Nigeria National System of Cancer Registries and Institute of Human Virology Nigeria for organising the course, and they expressed their views on the need for more of such trainings in the future.
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