We are pleased to announce that the VOICE course will once again be residential and held at Barts Cancer Centre from the 1st to 6th September 2024.
Please email if you would like to register an interest or for more information.
Members of ICPV are actively involved in many areas of research. To facilitate and enhance our role in these activities, members aim to understand the fundamentals of cancer, study design and current areas of controversy and research.
Much of this is gained through experience. However, working with the internationally renowned Barts Cancer Institute we have developed a tailor-made course which provides a week-long intensive training in basic cancer biology, introduction to research terminology and study design, and critical evaluation of research proposals and scientific papers. We have called this course VOICE (Vision On Information, Confidence and Engagement) Science for patient advocates. This course is unique, the only course of this type in the UK.
VOICE aims to give participants:
This will include sessions on what cancer is, how it is caused, how it develops and how it is detected and treated. Course participants will spend time in the research laboratories to help them to build their understanding.
This will include sessions on on understanding statistics, understanding risk, epidemiology and how to read and interpret scientific papers.
We hope that this course will give participants increased confidence to become more effectively involved in cancer research as patient advocates.
For full details please download the flyer below.
For information on forthcoming courses please contact us.