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MECOR Program

Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research (MECOR)

The ATS MECOR Program is an intensive one week course for physicians and related health care professionals designed to strengthen capacity and leadership in epidemiological, clinical and operations research related to respiratory conditions, critical care and sleep medicine in middle and low income countries. 

The ATS MECOR Program offers four component courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Clinical Research Methods
  • Level 2:  Advanced Clinical Research Methods
  • Level 3:  Advanced Clinical Research Methods: Protocol Development
  • Level 4:  Advanced Clinical Research Methods: Data Analysis & Scientific Writing

The ATS MECOR Program 2015-2016 Course Schedule

MECOR Latin America
Mexico City, Mexico  1994
Cuernavaca, Mexico  1995
Santiago, Chile  1996
San Paulo, Brazil  1997
Buenos Aires, Argentina  1998
Cuzco, Peru 1999
Quinamavida, Chile 2000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2002
Buenos Aires, Argentina 2003
Punte del Este, Uruguay  2004
Quito, Ecuador 2005
Alphaville, Brazil 2006

In collaboration with Asociacion Latinoamericana del Thorax
Quinamavida, Chile  2007
Neuquén, Argentina  2008
Botucatu, Brazil  2009

In collaboration with the Pan African Thoracic Society and the Nuffield Foundation
Blantyre, Malawi  2007
Blantyre, Malawi 2008
Blantyre, Malawi 2009

MECOR Turkey
In collaboration with the Turkish Thoracic Society
Ceşme, Turkey  2008
Kuşadasi, Turkey  2009

In collaboration with the U.S. CDC and the Indian NIE
Chennai, India  2009


“Improving global lung health through development of
local, country and regional lung disease research capacity”

Last Reviewed: February 2015