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The CSF offered a wide range of training for both professional groups and volunteers.

The national advice service organised various training sessions via Teams to strengthen cancer awareness and collaborative workshops for advice service counsellors and executive directors of member associations, as well as for the whole organisation’s staff, including well-being at work and professional digital training.

Cancer symposium. For several years now, the CSF and the Finnish Nurses Association’s training and publishing company Fioca has held the cancer symposium for counsellors of member associations and other healthcare professionals who encounter cancer patients and their relatives in their daily work. In 2020, the symposium had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, the multi-year collaboration with Fioca came to an end.

Health education training. A training course on Tobacco and other substances in health education was organised for health teachers and students at the University of Jyväskylä. The training course was attended by 46 participants.

Nurses of regional associations. The CSF organises an annual training day for carers of regional associations on topical health promotion issues. Lectures on breast cancer prevention were given remotely at Pink Ribbon events around Finland.

Cooperation with vocational colleges and universities. Extensive cooperation took place with universities and vocational colleges (universities of applied sciences) throughout Finland. Students were given training on cancer, the CSF, counselling, rehabilitation, and health promotion. The students carried out numerous development and decision-making tasks for the CSF and did student internships with the CSF.

Training activities by the Finnish Cancer Registry. The Director of Statistics at the Finnish Cancer Registry was a part-time professor of cancer epidemiology at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Tampere. Several employees at the Cancer Registry are associate professors at various universities and are involved in university teaching, supervision of doctoral theses and postgraduate and post-doctoral research. They also provide scientific expertise, including as peer reviewers of publications in the field or as pre-dissertation examiners.

The Finnish Cancer Registry participated in the teaching and supervision of students from abroad in the International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology at the University of Tampere. 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.