About the ACORD Protocol Development Workshop

The ACORD Protocol Development Workshop is a 1-week, intensive, interactive, problem-oriented, training program focused on the essentials of cancer clinical trials research. It is aimed at early career clinicians from the Asia Pacific. ACORD Protocol Development Workshops have been held every 2 years since 2004.



The goals of the ACORD Initiative are to train early career oncology clinicians in excelllent clincial research methods and to propel the region forward in oncology research.

The goal of the ACORD Protocol Development Workshop is to help each participant turn their good idea for a study into a successful clinical cancer research protocol. A successful protocol is one that results in a reported study answering an important clinical question.

The aims of the ACORD Initiative include:



The workshop is designed to help participants develop a successful clinical research protocol:

Topics covered include:


Time and Venue

The ACORD 2016 Protocol Development Workshop will be held September 11-16, at Magenta Shores, Tuggerah, New South Wales, Australia.