by Wendy Schneider-Levinson
In May 2015, more than 200 researchers from 17 countries around the world came to NCI for the 2015 Radiation Epidemiology and Dosimetry Course, organized and hosted by DCEG’s Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB).
Course faculty included world-renowned experts in radiation epidemiology and radiation biology from cancer centers and academic institutions here and abroad, as well as specialists in biostatistics, dosimetry, molecular and genetic epidemiology, and genomics from REB and DCEG. Lectures covered everything from basic principles to the most up-to-date thinking about the health effects of radiation exposure. The week-long course consisted of three components:
A one-day session on methodological tools, including genomic laboratory approaches, R programming and other statistical tools for risk assessment, and new techniques for assessing dose in medical radiation studies
A one-day overview course on radiation epidemiological, statistical, and dosimetric concepts
A three-day intensive program covering key studies and new developments in the field. A full day each focused on the following topics.
There was lively discussion throughout the five days. View selected videos and course content from the 2015 Radiation Epidemiology & Dosimetry Course.
“This is an unique opportunity for junior and senior radiation researchers from around the world to come together to learn, exchange ideas, and develop new collaborations,” commented Amy Berrington de González, D.Phil.,Chief of REB.