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 


PoCoG’s Clinicians in Research Special Interest Group is hosting a concept development workshop in Sydney on Thursday 22 June, for researchers working on concepts with a clinical focus.

If you are working on a concept with a clinical focus and are interested in attending an intensive one-day CDW to further develop your concept and contribute to a discussion with other researchers then please be sure to submit an application.

Dr Laura Kirsten, Professor Ilona Juraskova and Dr Lesley Stafford will facilitate the workshop and support PoCoG members to develop their concepts.

Applications close Friday 28 April, and spaces are strictly limited so we'd urge you to 
submit your application as soon as possible.   


Note that while PoCoG will cover the cost of the workshop, researchers should be able to cover their own travel expenses. 


The CDW will be hosted by scientific advisory committee members from PoCoG as well as invited guests who are experts in the subject matter of the concepts being presented. 

The meeting will provide a supportive environment for intensive input on study design and methods from a multi-disciplinary faculty with expertise in psycho-oncology, biostatistics, health economics, and quality of life measurement.



PoCoG will support the development of presented concepts with the understanding that the investigator intends the project to be a PoCoG collaborative study. 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 existing members of PoCoG.


Who can attend?

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


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 health outcomes


There are no registration costs. Apply here.