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 




On Wednesday 11 March PoCoG and PC4 are hosting a multi-morbidity themed concept development workshop (CDW) in Melbourne.


This CDW will build on research already being conducted in multi-morbidity, by developing and supporting a range of multi morbidity related concepts both underway and in the early stages.


The CDW will be hosted by scientific advisory committee members from PoCoG and PC4, along with invited multi morbidity experts.


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, in addition to consumer input from members of our Community Advisory Group.



PoCoG and PC4 will support the development of presented concepts with the understanding that the investigator intends the project to be a PoCoG/PC4 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 and PC4 if the project is to be postponed or abandoned.
  • Acknowledge PoCoG and PC4

Who can apply?

Submissions are open to existing members of PoCoG and PC4.


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/PC4) 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, however, participants must cover their own travel costs. Apply here