IARC Monographs – Upcoming Meetings

Update to the Preamble – Call for Experts

Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Preamble
Lyon, France
12-14 November 2018

Closing date: 2 April 2018

IARC is seeking scientists who wish to be considered for membership in the Advisory Group to Recommend an Update to the Preamble. Advisory Group Members prepare and review preliminary pre-meeting materials and participate in a 3-day meeting regarding the Preamble to the IARC Monographs.

Eligible scientists generally have published significant research related to carcinogenicity of environmental factors that can increase the risk of human cancer. They may also have expertise in carcinogen testing and or in carcinogen hazard evaluation. IARC is especially interested in finding (a) scientists whose relevant work may not be found through standard literature searches, and (b) scientists who work in countries that have been under-represented in past Advisory Groups.

Self-nominations are encouraged.  Each nomination should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae of the proposed candidate.

  2. Separate list of the candidate’s publications that are relevant to the study and evaluation of carcinogenicity. Sponsors of each article published during the past 4 years should be identified on the WHO Declaration of Interests .

  3. WHO Declaration of Interests to disclose associations with parties that have an interest in any agent that may be reviewed by the IARC Monographs programme.

Please send your nominations before the closing date by e-mail (preamble@iarc.fr) or fax (+33-472.73.83.19).

Public nominations will be combined with those identified by IARC. IARC will select an interdisciplinary Advisory Group based on (a) knowledge and experience, and (b) absence of real or apparent conflicts of interests. Consideration will also be given to demographic diversity. Self-nominees will be informed about the outcome after the closing date. IARC will send preliminary invitations to the experts selected. Their names and principal affiliations will be available on this website.

Thank you for your interest in the IARC Monographs.

Kurt Straif, Head of the IARC Monographs programme