Two pre-symposium workshops will be held on Tuesday, 8 September from 13.00 - 17.00.

Workshop 1:  Workshop for expert registrars
The workshop will be held in 5.S.B.C

Workshop 2:  Epidemiology & statistics
The workshop will be held in 4.1.A

Workshop 1:  Workshop for expert registrars

Target audience: Coding staff at the Nordic cancer registries who share a special interest in issues related to registry development, quality assurance and education.

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants:

  • Knowledge about differences and similarities between the Nordic cancer registries and find topics for future collaboration
  • Discussions related to the harmonization of quality controls
  • Introduction to ICD-O/3.2
  • The possibility to hold presentations on interesting topics from all registers will be included in the workshop

Registered participants will receive further e-mails about workshop preparations if necessary.

We kindly ask all registries to send us one or more abstracts concerning the subjects of this pre-meeting workshop (please see above). The abstract will be sent via e-mail to Abstract deadline 15 May 2020.

Gabrielle Gran, Swedish Cancer Registry, email
Henna Degerlund, Finnish Cancer Registry, email

Workshop 2:  Epidemiology & statistics

Flexible parametric models for modelling cancer survival

Target audience: Statisticians, epidemiologists, students and researchers who would like to learn about FPM and to apply them to cancer registry data. Experience from modelling survival data in Stata (or R) is recommended.

In this statistical workshop we will present flexible parametric survival models (FPM), and how they relate to standard survival models such as Cox regression. Flexible parametric survival models for relative survival will be further presented, together with examples on applications to cancer registry data. We will describe different measures that can be estimated based on a flexible parametric model. We will present applications in Stata and include example code (some example code will also be provided for R users; however, the workshop leaders have only limited experience in R). Participants should bring a laptop with Stata (or R) installed, to do computer exercises during the workshop.

Therese M-L Andersson, PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, email
Anna LV Johansson, PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden & Cancer Registry of Norway