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UICC Master Courses offer a unique opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge and skills in cancer control. Each course is purpose-built by internationally-recognised cancer control professionals to meet specific needs for continuing education of those engaged in cancer control from various disciplines, and at different levels. They are offered free of charge to those who register for the World Cancer Congress.

The SPARC Master Course is built with the aim to provide grantees with the specific skills to maximize their impact, increase their visibility, and ensure the sustainability of their projects.

The overall objective of this SPARC Master Course is to equip SPARC grantees with the knowledge and skills to leverage their project impact and ensure their sustainability.

Participants will have the opportunity to find out about the status of metastatic breast cancer in many parts of the world, learn how to deploy effective Monitoring & Evaluation and how to use this effectively for their own advocacy and fund-raising messages.

SPARC grantees will also learn about key clinical concepts in MBC and the individual needs of MBC patients, how to address them in an optimal way and ensure a high quality of life.

The SPARC Master Course has been designed exclusively to support grantees of the SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge in fulfilling their projects and is based on feedback from them on their educational needs.

It is open to the principle SPARC grantees who have been invited to the World Cancer Congress and also to a limited number of other people from their organisations who will benefit from the training.

Learning Activity 1: Monitoring & Evaluation for Advocacy

The Course leader for Activity 1 is Sarah Rose from INTRAC. INTRAC supports civil society organisations around the world, particularly in the global South, through research, training, and consultancy. Sarah joined INTRAC in 2013 and was instrumental in creating INTRAC’s advocacy training programme. You can find out more about Sarah and INTRAC here: http://www.intrac.org/pages/en/sarah-rose.html

Learning Activity 2: Key Clinical mBC Concepts for Advocates

This activity will feature a number of experts from the mBC field and is co-ordinated by Allison Dvaladze. Allison is Director of Global Strategy, Partnerships and Advocacy in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She supports multiple global cancer initiatives based at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center including the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (WE CAN), a network for breast cancer survivors and Breast Cancer Initiative 2.5 (BCI2.5), a global campaign to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

Course faculty include Dr. Ben Anderson, Dr. Julie Gralow, Dr. Nagi El Saghir, Dr. Shilpen Patel, Dr. John Scheel, and Dr. Cheng-Har Yip.

Learning Activity 3: Resource Mobilisation

The Course leader for Activity 3 is Ajay Mehta, a consultant for INTRAC (International NGO Training and Research Centre) and founder of Ki-Rin, an organisation whose mission is to spark social change by supporting the development of non-profit organisations and their leaders in order to increase their impact in the communities they serve. 


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Background Reading and Introductions
Learning Activity 1: Monitoring & Evaluation for Advocacy
Learning Activity 2: Key Clinical mBC Concepts for Advocates
Learning Activity 3: Resource Mobilisation
Results and Certificate: November
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