Concept Development Workshop for Early Career Professionals

Do you have great ideas, but not worked out a research plan yet? Do you have a research plan but it needs some fine-tuning? Are you interested in networking and collaborating with other early career researchers in your research? Do you want expert advice? Then this is your chance!

The IPOS Early Career Psycho-Oncology Professionals (ECPP) committee and the Research committee are together organizing a pre-conference Concept Development workshop on the 15th of August right before the 2017 World Congress in Berlin. The goal of the Concept Development workshop is to foster Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the development of studies of clinical relevance and importance in psycho-oncology through a mentoring and facilitated collaboration process. The aim is to provide a supportive environment for intensive development on study design and methods, and to then get some advice and input from experts in the field through a “Dragon’s Den” at the end of the workshop.

Any ECR who has finished (or will soon finish) their PhD (or equivalent) is eligible for the workshop. Whilst it would be great if you’ve already got some research concepts or ideas to bring along, this isn’t necessary to apply. All we ask that anyone applying to be part of the workshop comes prepared to actively participate in the day. We hope that this workshop will be a great networking opportunity for you to develop collaborative research partnerships with other early career researchers. The workshop will also provide a unique opportunity to tap into the expertise of senior psycho-oncology researchers.

Please keep an eye on the newsletter and website to learn more about how you can apply for this workshop. Please note that it is required that you register for the conference in Berlin to be able to participate in this workshop. However, the concept development workshop itself will be free of charge. If you already would like to express your interest in participating in this event please contact Kirsten Douma ([email protected]) or Michelle Peate ([email protected]).