PoCoG Workshops

PoCoG workshops are designed to build capacity in psycho-oncology research and are available to full PoCoG members. Place numbers are strictly limited and offered following a competitive selection process.

Concept Development Workshops 

A PoCoG concept development workshop (CDW) focused on fear of cancer recurrence (FCR)  was held in Sydney on Wed 16 May-Thur 17 May.

We will advise members via the website and Member Update when the next CDW is scheduled to occur.

Our Concept Development Workshops (CDW) aim to bring together members of PoCoG and the PoCoG Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) to work together to develop high quality, collaborative research projects, initiated by PoCoG members.

The CDW provides a supportive environment for intensive input on study design and methods from SAC members and PoCoG colleagues with expertise in psycho-oncology, biostatistics, health economics, and quality of life measurement, in addition to consumer input from members of our Joint Community Advisory Group (JCAG).


PoCoG undertakes support of the development of presented concepts in the faith that the investigator intends the project to be a PoCoG collaborative study, as described by PoCoG’s mission and aims. Therefore, by accepting an invitation to the workshop, the investigator undertakes to:

  • Continue developing the concept to funding stage
  • Report on progress of the concept development within one year of the workshop OR inform PoCoG if the project is to be postponed or abandoned.
  • Acknowledge PoCoG 

Who can apply?

Submissions are open to PoCoG members. Membership is free and if you are not a member you can join here.

Who can attend?

Successful investigators and one member of their proposed research team will be invited to attend the workshop.

The review process

Submissions will be reviewed by representatives from the SAC and successful investigators will be notified within a week of the closing date.

Submissions will be considered on the basis of:

  • Importance: potential to inform the science and practice of psycho-oncology and likely to be of interest to funding bodies
  • Scientific quality: the study design and methods that have been proposed in the CDW application have the potential to be developed into a high-quality research plan
  • Feasibility: the investigators have the required expertise (or can access this via PoCoG) and are likely to be able to garner the needed resources to successfully complete the project
  • The project has potential to significantly improve peoples’ health or well-being


There are no registration costs, however, participants should be able to cover their own travel costs.