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ATS MECOR Indonesia


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

MECOR Indonesia Program

In Collaboration with the Indonesian Society of Respirology (PDPI)



Dates: September 24-28, 2018
Location:  Jakarta, Indonesia
Application Dates: July 16 - September 7, 2018
MECOR Faculty:  MECOR Course Director: Erlina Burhan
MECOR Course Co-Director: Tom Bice
ATS Interim Director, Cristina Braz
ATS Associate Director, Global Health: Chris Hughes
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ATS MECOR 2.0 Indonesia 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.

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.

In partnership with PDPI, the Indonesian Society of Respirology, ATS continues to build on the cohort 100-plus clinicians, public health professionals, and investigators who have been trained since the start of MECOR Indonesia in 2013.