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|#||wdt_ID||Country||Opportunity Type||Intended Audience||Duration of Program||Title||Sponsoring Program||Additional Information||Location||Start Time of Program||Application Deadlines||Application Requirements||Contact Person||Contact Email address||Contact Person2||Contact Email address2||Website||Website2||Additional Info||Date added to this website|
|1||Argentina||Pediatric Oncology Fellowship||Physicians||3 years||Becas Leo Messi en Hemato-Oncología Pediátrica||Fundación Leo Messi||Hospital Juan P Garrahan, Argentina (1 year)||Sep-15||Call for applicants in February||Residency in Pediatrics completed by June 2015||Andre Parareda, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org||Guillermo Chantada MDemail@example.com||www.hsjdbcn.org||www.fundacionflexer.org|
|2||Australia||Seminar||Lawyers||3 months||McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Fellowship||Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)||The aim of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Fellowship is to provide opportunities for lawyers working in cancer control to develop their skills and expertise by working on projects of interest to them during a maximum 3-month placement at the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, in collaboration with McCabe Centre and Cancer Council Victoria staff, and academic and other McCabe Centre collaborators.||Melbourne, Australia||Wendy.McMillan@cancervic.org.au||Wendy McMillan||http://www.mccabecentre.org/events/intensivelegaltrainingprogram|
|3||Bangladesh||Nurse Training||Nurses||1 day (every 3 months)||Palliative Care Nurse Leadership Program||Children’s Palliative Care Initiative in Bangladesh, supported by World Child Cancer||This program is series of workshops on palliative care topics, which are intended for nurses working in oncology or palliative care fields. Experienced nurses can receive mentoring to become faculty members.||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Every three months||Ms. Rizwana Hussain, Programme Coordinator, World Child Cancer, Bangladeshfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.worldchildcancer.org||https://www.facebook.com/groups/pcnurseleadershipbd/|
|5||Canada||Pediatric Oncology Fellowship||Physicians||3 years||Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Subspecialty Training Program||The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Division of Haematology/Oncology: Fellowship Training Program||The Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Subspecialty Training Program at SickKids is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is the largest program in Canada, with 25-35 fellows being trained at any one time, and among the largest programs in the world. Sub-specialty residents (fellows) complete a two or three-year general paediatric haematology/oncology training program with rotations through all key areas of the specialty of haematology, oncology, and blood and bone marrow transplantation. In addition, there is an opportunity for those already trained in general paediatric haematology/oncology to obtain further clinical and/or research sub-specialty training in haemoglobinopathy, bone marrow failure and myelodysplasia, thrombosis, leukemia and lymphoma, neuroblastoma, neuro-oncology, childhood cancer survivorship, new agent and innovative therapy, and blood and bone marrow transplantation. The program is international in scope and has trained over 50 trainees worldwide over the past five years. Fellowship Opportunities Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Fellowship Subspeciality Fellowships: BMT Fellowship Childhood Cancer Survivorship Fellowship GFCC Research Fellowship Haemoglobinopathy Fellowship Leukemia Fellowship Marrow Failure and Myelodysplasia (MFM) Fellowship New Agent Innovative Therapy Program (NAIT) Fellowship Neuroblastoma Fellowship Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Thrombosis Fellowship||Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada||Start of the academic year: July 1.||March 31 for July 1 start in the subsequent academic year of application. Applications to Research-only tracts through the GFCC may be submitted for start dates within the same academic year.||International Medical Graduates International medical graduates must have completed and successfully passed a licensing examination in general paediatrics in their home country. Prior experience working in paediatric haematology/oncology is encouraged but||Education Program Administrator Division of Haematology/Oncology Department of Paediatrics The Hospital for Sick Childrenemail@example.com||www.sickkids.ca/HaematologyOncology/Education-and-Learning/index.html|
|6||Canada||Pediatric Oncology Fellowship||Physicians||3 years||Oncology Fellowship||IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada||Annually in July||Medical degree, paediatric training||Victoria Pricefirstname.lastname@example.org||Halifax Subspecial|
|7||Canada||Seminar||Health Care Workers, Physicians, Nurses||1 day||The Hospital for Sick Children - Childhood Cancer Therapy Update||The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Division of Haematology/Oncology – Annual Symposium||The Childhood Cancer Therapy Update (CCTU) is an annual interprofessional symposium involving plenary and workshop sessions to review and update the science behind and best practices for the care of children with cancer.
Review and update relevant concepts, practical considerations and advances related to the provision of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and biologic agents
To promote interprofessional collaboration in the care of children with cancer and their families
|Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada||Held annually in Fall or Winter; next CCTU to be held Jan 14, 2015. 1 day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)||Registration deadline 1 week prior to symposium date.||N/A||CCTU Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|8||Chile||Nurse Training||Nurses||Latin American Center of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education||St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, International Outreach Program||Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital, Santiago, Chile||Rolling admission||Participating hospitals commit to creating a full-time pediatric oncology nurse educator position dedicated to improving the nursing care environment through ongoing education, skills validation, and enhanced quality. The nurse educator candidate is an e||Courtney Hahn, MSN, RN, CPHON, CPNP-AC Coordinator, Outreach Nursing Development International Outreach Program St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lorena Segovia Weber, RN Enfermera Coordinadora, Centro Formación Enfermeras para América Latina (Coordinator, Latin American Center of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Education)||email@example.com|
|9||China||Cancer Research||Multiple including Clinicians, Researchers||3 months (clinical seminar)/12 months (research)||Chinese Fellowship Programme||Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)||The Chinese fellowship programme was launched in a pilot phase in September 2014 as a collaboration between the Union for International Cancer Control and the Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (CACA). It is part of the Global Education and Training Initiative (GETI), one of the core UICC programmes. The first cycle of fellowships will begin in June 2015. The UICC-CACA fellowship programme is an innovative endeavour which aims to develop future leaders in cancer research and clinical practice in China. The selected fellows will be given the opportunity to train at international centres of excellence around the globe, drawn from the extensive UICC membership base.||Anywhere||Clinicians with an MD degree and a minimum of five years of experience Experienced Chinese professionals in cancer control including clinicians and researchers Researchers at the PhD level under the age of forty Proficiency in the English language||http://www.uicc.org/programmes/geti/our-activities/chinese-fellowship-programme||TBD|
|12||Ethiopia||Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship||Physicians||2 years||Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship||The Aslan Project, Inc., Washington, D.C.||Jimma University Hospital, Jimma, Ethiopia||Jul-15||Call for applicants in February||Residency in Pediatrics completed by June 2015. Physicians from Ethiopia or other countries.||Dr. Aziza Shad Medical Director of The Aslan firstname.lastname@example.org||Julie Broasemail@example.com||www.aslanproject.org|
|13||Ethiopia||Nurse Training||Nurses||SickKids-Ethiopia Perioperative Nursing Training Programme (PoNT)||Hospital for Sick Children||SickKids-Ethiopia PoNT seeks to help develop and sustainably transform perioperative nursing throughout the country through strengthening local health systems and building a strong foundation for future collaborations with nursing, surgical and academic leaders.||Ethiopiafirstname.lastname@example.org||http://www.sickkids.ca/globalchildhealth/capacity-building/Capacity%20Building%20in%20Africa/CapBuildAfrica.html||TBD|
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