Trainee Day – Tuesday 20 August
Oncology is a rewarding and exciting profession with a highly active global research community contributing to frequent advances in our understanding of cancer biology and treatment. This high volume of research necessitates that trainees develop knowledge and skills not only in clinical medicine, but also in research methodology to be ideal candidates in a competitive job market. This workshop provides an opportunity for trainees to meet and learn from successful medical, surgical and radiation oncologists; as well as scientists, trial co-ordinators and statisticians to improve their understanding of how successful research is conducted and the career opportunities that are available.
The morning session focuses on learning the basics of protocol formulation, statistics in clinical trials and poster design. The afternoon session will consist of an interactive session with a panel of experts discussing the real-life lessons from their own research and trial involvement, followed by a tour of the world class South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute facility and a presentation on Translational Research 101.
This workshop presents a fantastic opportunity to interact with leaders in their field and trainees will return with a broader insight and appreciation into the world of research in oncology and how it is best practiced. The Workshop and SAHMRI tour is followed by a Welcome Dinner hosted by the Meeting Convenor and attended by the invited international and local guest speakers – an opportunity not to be missed!