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COGNO: items of interest (ACTA, COSA, Szent-Gyorgyi Prize)

Dear COGNO member

The following items may be of interest to you –

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) is recruiting for 3 senior positions (CEO, Senior Program Manager, and Operations and Finance Manager).  Details are available from http://www.clinicaltrialsalliance.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ACTA-Call-for-Applications-Sept17.pdf.  Applications close with ACTA on 19 September 2017 – all enquiries to be directed to Dr Lyndal Thorburn, Interim CEO (lyndal.thorburn@clinicaltrialsalliance.org.au, ph 03 9903 0088).

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence for Adoption and Application (IDEA) Concept Development Workshop, 12 November 2017, Sydney:  This interactive workshop will examine the fundamental concepts in implementation science to assist mid-career clinicians and researchers from diverse cancer disciplines  to design and conduct research that is focused on implementation of evidence rather than efficacy alone. Applicants need to submit a one-page concept outline of their proposed implementation research/strategy and a brief CV, and will be selected for participation based on the following criteria: scientific strength and future impact of the proposal, and track record.  Applications due with COSA by 25 September 2017.  Refer attached flyer and http://www.cosa2017.org/pre-conference-workshops/ for further information.

2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research, 5 May 2018, USA: The Annual Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research was established by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and named in honour of Albert Szent-Györgyi, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate and co-founder of NFCR. It is awarded to scientists whose seminal discoveries result directly or indirectly in high-impact clinical benefits that save patients' lives. The Prize, which includes a $25,000 honorarium, will be presented at the 2018 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Dinner & Award Ceremony  in Washington, D.C., on Saturday 5 May 2018. Nominations close with the National Foundation for Cancer Research (ASGPrize@NFCR.org) on 30 September 2017. For further information visit http://www.nfcr.org/asg-prize/nominate.

Kind regards,
The COGNO Team
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