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The CSF offered a wide range of training courses to various professional groups and volunteers. Some of the training work is described in connection with the description of CSF activities.

Health education training

Health education for teachers and students was held at the University of Jyväskylä within health education training on tobacco and other substances. 46 people took part in the training.

Vocational school teachers

The CSF organises an annual training day for oncology nursing teachers in vocational colleges. The training day covers topics related to cancer treatment, rehabilitation and health promotion. In 2019 there were 12 participants.

Nurses of regional associations

The CSF holds an annual training day for nurses at regional associations on current health promotion themes and another on rehabilitation. Lectures on breast cancer prevention were given throughout Finland at the Pink Ribbon events.

Cooperation with vocational colleges and universities

Extensive cooperation took place throughout Finland with universities and vocational colleges. Students received training about cancer, the CSF’s work, counselling, rehabilitation, and health promotion. Students were involved in numerous developmental and decision-making tasks for the CSF.

Cancer symposium 2019

The CSF and the Finnish Nurses Association’s training and publishing company Fioca co-organized their sixth joint training event. The Cancer Symposium was held from 14 to 15 May 2019 at Hilton Helsinki Airport in Vantaa. The symposium was aimed at healthcare professionals working with cancer patients. The theme on this occasion was rare cancers.

Training activities by the Finnish Cancer Registry

The director of statistics at the Finnish Cancer Registry was invited to a fixed-term, part-time professorship in cancer epidemiology at the University of Tampere, a position that was previously held by the director of the registry. The director of research at the Cancer Registry had a fixed-term, part-time professorship in epidemiology in the same faculty. Many of the employees of the Cancer Registry work at various universities as docents and are involved in university teaching and in supervising doctoral theses and advanced work and master’s theses. In addition, the researchers work as scientific experts, for instance as peer reviewers for journals in the field.

The Cancer Registry participated in the teaching and guidance of foreign students at the University of Tampere’s International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology. It also partici-pated in the teaching organised by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Helsinki, which aims to familiarise young researchers and future medical doctors with epidemiological cancer research. The Cancer Registry also plays an important role in the training programme of the Nordic Summer School in Cancer Epidemiology, which has similar goals and for which five students from each of the Nordic countries are selected every two years.