Aimed at early career respiratory physicians, those specialising in thoracic surgery and scientific and public health researchers wanting to establish clinical partnerships

Workshop Objectives:

To provide an overview of the current research landscape and a range of resources available in thoracic cancer research that could be used to design and conduct a small-scale research project.

To encourage attendees to pursue thoracic cancer research by explaining the role of research in thoracic cancer care and sharing personal stories of research career development.

To promote cross-collaboration between research and clinical disciplines to establish research partnerships and increase capacity for thoracic cancer research within the sector.


The workshop will be Chaired by TOGA Board Directors, A/Prof Emily Stone and A/Prof Phillip Antippa.

TimeTopicPresented By
10:00-10:20“Why Choose Research?”
Welcome and Introduction
A/Prof Emily Stone
Respiratory Physician
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

A/Prof Phillip Antippa
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Royal Melbourne Hospital
10:20-11:00Grades of Evidence A/Prof Emily Stone
Respiratory Physician
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
11:00-11:40Benefits and Utility of BiobanksDr Tracy Leong
Respiratory Physician
Austin Health
11:40-12:20From Lab to Clinic A/Prof Kate Sutherland
Laboratory Head
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
13:20-14:00How Can We Use Registries to Initiate a Research Project?A/Prof Gavin Wright
Director of Surgical Oncology
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

A/Prof Robert Stirling
Respiratory Physician
Alfred Health
14:00-14:40Collaborations in ResearchDr Jazmin Eckhaus
Thoracic Surgeon
University of Melbourne
14:40-15:20Implementation Science and Evidence SynthesisA/Prof Nicole Rankin
Implementation Scientist
University of Melbourne
15:20-15:30AFTERNOON TEA
15:30-16:00“Personal Reflections and Experience” Panel DiscussionAll Speakers
16:00-17:00Networking Event

At TOGA, we are committed to the development of evidence-based and quality healthcare and fostering the growth of new generations of clinical researchers. The introduction of a National Lung Cancer Screening program and the introduction of new treatments into early stage lung cancer will drive a need for collaborative research involving cardiothoracic surgeons, respiratory physicians, public health and quality audit researchers, laboratory researchers and implementation scientists. This new one-day event will provide participants with an overview of existing resources for research and to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations to build lung cancer research capacity.

Representatives of sponsoring pharmaceutical companies can attend the workshop. Please contact TOGA on to discuss sponsorship options.

Sponsorship benefits include attendance at the event, opportunity to establish relationships with respiratory physicians, researchers and surgeons, networking with key thoracic cancer leaders (mentors) and aligning your organisation with delegates’ professional development.

We gratefully acknowledge the support from our sponsors for this event

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