MECOR South East Asia Regional Course

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ATS MECOR Southeast Asia


ATS Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research (MECOR)

MECOR Southeast Asia 

In Collaboration with 

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Dates: September 30th- October 5th, 2024
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Manila, Philippines

Kingsford Hotel Manila

Application Dates: December 22nd 2023 - June 10th, 2024
Application: Closed
MECOR Faculty:  MECOR Course Director: Erlina Burhan
MECOR Course Director: Tom Bice
ATS Senior Manager, Global Health: Jadir Oliveira


ATS MECOR 2.0 South East Asia Regional Program

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) Program is a multi-level research methods training course intended for clinicians, investigators, academicians, and public health professionals who primarily work with pulmonary diseases. The objective of the MECOR Program is to prepare current or aspiring investigators, academicians, clinicians and public health practitioners to design and conduct research that is relevant to the needs of the settings in which they work. The overall goal of the MECOR Program is to aid in the improvement of global lung health through the development of local, country, and regional lung disease research capacities in low and middle-income countries.

Launched in the spring of 2018, MECOR 2.0 is a redesign of the curriculum, course organization, and faculty/mentorship opportunities of the program, with the renewed goal that each participant completes the program with a research manuscript ready for publication. The curriculum utilizes a “flipped classroom” active learning teaching model with seminar style classroom sessions and a focus on one to one instruction with a learning management system available for students, faculty, and alumni. In this redesigned program, participants engage in a series of intensive one week-long classroom-based programs that combine online remote learning activities, lectures, group discussion and individual protocol development time with a mentor over a 2-year period.

Following the success of the inaugural event held in Indonesia in 2023, ATS is proud to announce the launch of the second edition of its MECOR Course in the vibrant city of Manila, Philippines, scheduled for September 29th to October 5th, 2024. This exceptional program is made possible through a dynamic collaboration between ATS, the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP), and the Indonesian Society of Respiratory (PDPI). With the commitment of a dedicated team of experts, we are excited to continue our mission of enhancing research capabilities on a global scale.