Clinical Research Workshops

Methods in Cancer Research Workshop, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, 2012

In addition to the International Clinical Trials Workshops, ASCO collaborates with societies around the world to deliver training in protocol development, good clinical practice, and more.  


The ACORD Clinical Research Workshop offers intensive training in clinical research methods for early career oncologists and researchers outside the United States. The next workshop will be held in 2014 in Australia.

Held every 2 years since 2004 the ACORD Workshop is designed as a week-long intensive training program focused on the essentials of clinical trials design for cancer researchers in all oncology subspecialties from Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Around 60 participants are selected through a competitive application process to join in the Workshop. Participants represent a wide range of oncology backgrounds, with specialities including Medical, Surgical, Psycho and Radiation Oncology, Haematology, Pharmacology, Nursing, Palliative Care and Allied Health disciplines. Each participant receives individual guidance and assistance from the faculty with the protocols they are selected to develop at the Workshop, and work collaboratively with their international peers.

Applications are open online at from 4 November 2013 through to 24 February 2014.

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