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

MECOR Turkiye Program

In collaboration with: Turkish Thoracic Society 



Dates: December 2nd-7th, 2024
Venue: Istanbul, Turkiye
Application Dates: July 1st to September 1st, 2024
Application: Opening soon
MECOR Faculty: 

MECOR Course Coordenator: Ahmet Demir
MECOR Course Assistant: Eylem Acartürk Tunçay

MECOR Course Assistant: Sinem Güngör
ATS Senior Manager, Global Health: Jadir Oliveira

ATS MECOR 2.0 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 the improvement of global lung health through the development of local, country, and regional lung disease research capacity in low and middle-income countries. 

Individuals who completed pre-MECOR course will have priority for acceptance.

Program Structure

During the spring of 2018, the ATS launched MECOR 2.0, which includes a ground-up redesign of the curriculum, course organization, and faculty/mentorship opportunities. The updated program capitalizes and builds upon the program’s extensive experience and expertise 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.  

The ATS MECOR 2.0 Curriculum is designed to provide training through 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.