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Dr. Faris Farassati, Ph.D, Pharm.D
Cancer Scientist, Neuro-oncology Researcher
Marion and Henry Bloch Foundation


Prof Harri Vainio
The Former Director General of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
(FIOH) 2003-2015


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Workshop 1:

How to accomplish a successful molecular cancer research project

Dr. Faris Farassati, Ph.D, Pharm.D
Sunday 29 Jan 2017
13:00 – 14:30

Language: Persian

Are you interested in molecular cancer research?
Where to start?
How to find a great idea?
How to develop a scientific research proposal?
How to publish your results?
What are the mentormentee responsibilities?

We will have a discussion on the topics above in this workshop in order to enhance the audience’s level of readiness for performing successful research in the field of molecular oncology.
Appropriate audience: Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.


Workshop 2:

Characterization and isolation of cancer stem cells: Implications in Prevention and Therapy
Dr. Faris Farassati, Ph.D, Pharm.D
Monday 30 Jan 2017
10:30 – 12:00

Language: Persian

Abstract: This workshop reviews methods involved in characterization and identification of cancer stem cells and related practical methods for research in-vitro and in-vivo. Different isolation methods such as membrane markers, side population and functional assays will be discussed along with ideas for developing a successful collaborative program focused on cancer stem cells.
Appropriate audience: Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.


Workshop 3:

Occupational/Environmental Cancer Workshop of ICCPED

Prof. Harri Vainio

Tehran 29-30.1.2017

language: English

Program: Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 15:00-17:00 hrs

15:00 – 16:00 Environment and cancer ( lecture by prof Harri Vainio)

  • Burden of Disease –concept
  • Occupational cancer/ work-related cancer
  • Attributional Fraction, Avoidable fraction
  • What is occupational exposure?
  • What is environmental exposure?
  • Carcinogenic agents in the environment / work

16:00 – 17:00 Small Group discussions, with presentations next day (Jan 30, 2017):

Group A: Environmental exposures of interest in Iran: exposures, estimated number of people potentially exposed, estimated levels of exposure.

Group B: Occupational exposures of interest in Iran: Jobs of interest, Exposures, estimated number of workers  potentially exposed, estimated levels of exposure

Group C: “Low hanging fruits in Iran”: Best buys for preventive actions in environment/work.

Group D:  Does recognized occupational/ environmental cancer represent only a tip of cancer iceberg? Is so, why?

Group E: Exposure to Second-Hand smoke  in Iran

Group F:  Asbestos and silica as a  cancer hazards in Iran

Group E:  Air Pollution and lung cancer

Program: Monday, January 30, 2017 at 10:30-12:30 hrs

10:30 – 11:30 Reports from the group discussions (5 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion) from the Groups A-E.

11:30 – 12:15 “Prevention is better than cure” (lecture by prof Harri Vainio)

12:15  – 12:30  Closing Discussion

Materials: Textbook: Occupational Cancers (S Anttila, P Boffetta, Eds) Springers (2014)


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