Application for the ASNO-SNO Clinical Trials Scholars Course Part-2 Protocol Development Workshop (PDW) is now open. The interactive, protocol development workshop will mentor early/mid-level career clinical faculty/researchers and Fellows (from Neurosurgery, Neurology/Neuro-Oncology, and Medical and Radiation Oncology streams) from the ASNO region to develop effective clinical trial designs for their research concepts pertaining to neuro-oncology.
We would request you submit a research concept sheet as per the prescribed format outlining your research proposal. Proposals can focus on any subject of neuro-oncology (demographics/epidemiology, neurosurgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapy, quality of life, clinical neuro-oncology, pathology, etc) and can range from the relatively simple design of prospective data collection of a particular clinical sub-sites/intervention to phase 2 or even more complex phase 3/multicentric studies. The proposals can be tailored to meet unmet needs or gaps in delivering neuro-oncology care in their respective regions.
Applications for Part 2 do not mandate participation in Part 1 of the course, although applicants are encouraged to learn from the video recordings of Part 1 presently available on the ASNO website.
All applications will undergo a peer review process by ASNO & SNO faculty/team of judges and will be assessed based on:
- Strength of application
- Quality of proposed study (relevance to the participant’s region and neuro-onc community as a whole)
- Statement of interest, statement of support from supervisors/mentors
The top Four Applicants among the applications received will be selected unanimously by the judges and assigned mentors to help develop their proposals via email and online meetings. Each of these four selected scholars will also be invited to present their study followed by discussion in a dedicated session at the ASNO Congress. They will receive an Educational Grant of 500 USD each to facilitate their travel/accommodation to attend in person the ASNO 2023 Congress in Bali in October 2023.
- Last date for submitting applications: June 30, 2023
- Application results: July 31, 2023
- Virtual mentoring: August-September 2023
- Final Protocol Presentation at ASNO 2023, Bali: October 26, 2023