1 Day Concept Development Workshop - Kolkata

Getting Started in Clinical Research by writing a concept outline for a proposed study.

Workshop Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015
Workshop Venue: 14 MAR Road, Newtown, Rajarhat, Kolkata 7000156, West Bengal.

Coming up with ideas for research and turning them into successful studies can seem a daunting challenge.

The aim of this 1-day workshop is to help early career researchers turn their new ideas for cancer clinical research studies into persuasive 1-page concept outlines. Concept outlines are an ideal starting point for writing study protocols, letters of intent to industry, or grant applications to funding bodies.

Participants in this 1-day workshop are asked to come with an idea for a clinical research study. Workshop faculty members will help participants leave with a persuasive 1-page concept outline.

The workshop program includes short presentations, written exercises, and small group discussions. Participants should be prepared to discuss their idea for a proposed clinical cancer research study.

This 1-day workshop is open to junior clinicians and scientists from the broad range of disciplines involved in cancer care including medical, radiation, surgical, haematologic and paediatric oncology, supportive care, palliative medicine, imaging, and psycho-oncology. Junior clinicians are those who have completed their oncology training within the last 7 years, or will do so within the next 2 years. Junior scientists are those who've completed a PhD within the last 5 years.

Participants in this 1-day workshop will be encouraged to submit their completed concept outlines as part of an application to attend the next 7-day ACORD Protocol Development Workshop scheduled for September 11-17 Septmenber, 2016. Selection for the 7-day workshop is highly competitive (best 70 applications from about 160 applicants). Applicants from India will be eligible to apply for fellowships that cover their cost of attending the 7-day workshop.



Register for the Kolkata workshop online.

Applicants must provide a short descriptive title for their proposed cancer clinical research study (30 words or less).

For more information on this workshop please contact Dr Tanuj Chawla on +91 8420711222or at tanuj.chawla@tmckolkata.com

Yours collaboratively,

Dr Reena Nair – Workshop Convenor, Clinical Haematologist, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Dr Mohandas Mallath - Digestive Oncologist, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Dr Arun Pattatheyil - Head & Neck Surgeon, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Professor Navin Khattry - Medical Oncologist, Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai
Dr Sanjoy Chatterjee – Clinical Oncologist, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Dr Tanuj Chawla – Clinical Pharmacologist, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
Dr Gary Clark – Biostatistician, Array Biopharma, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Professor Chris Frampton – Biostatistician, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Professor Martin Stockler –Clinical Epidemiologist, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney, Australia