Program Overview

Monday 6th March

  • Exhibition Build
  • RANZCR Workshop
  • Clinical Research Workshop (CRW)
  • Technical Research Workshop (TRW)
  • TROG Welcome Function 7pm - 10pm


Tuesday 7th March

  • Official ASM Opening
  • Scientific Program Sessions begin
  • Gala Dinner 7pm – 11pm


Wednesday 8th March

  • Scientific Program Sessions
  • Activity Afternoon - 3:30pm – 5pm 


Thursday 9th March

  • Scientific Program Sessions
  • Official ASM Close and introduction to TROG 2018 ASM Convenor and Venue
  • Exhibition Pack-out  


TROG 2017 ASM Program

Please find below the TROG 2017 ASM program, you can view, download and print the program. Please note that program is subject to change and will be updated as program is finalised.

Technical Research Workshop (TRW)

Proudly Sponsored by Varian Medical Systems

The TRW is a highly successful TROG initiative which provides a forum for the professional development of radiation therapists, medical physicists and radiation oncologists with a strong interest in the technological and technical issues at the forefront of research. Topics that have been discussed previously include PET, IMRT, IGRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, adaptive techniques and increasing the value of clinical trials through technical sub-studies. 

To view the program, please Click Here

Clinical Research Workshop (CRW)

The CRW provides a forum for professional development for clinical trial coordinators, data managers and other related disciplines from throughout Australia and New Zealand. This full-day workshop provides advanced education in many areas relating to clinical trials and is an opportunity for participants to increase their knowledge base, while fostering participation in clinical trials.

To maximise the value of this day, the programme includes a combination of invited speakers with targeted areas of expertise and delegates with experience in areas of interest. In 2017, the workshop theme, Quality Research, Quality Data and Quality Coordination will focus on identifying the challenges in clinical trials for the clinician, site and patient and present methods to overcome these challenges to achieve quality research. The topics include; the patient/clinician barriers to clinical trial participation, the challenges in monitoring and auditing and the strategies to improve practice, the upcoming changes to GCP and how they will affect clinical trial coordination and the implications of missing data in trials, etc. The final session for the day will highlight the consumer. For detailed information on the programme and invited speakers, please refer to TROG 2017 ASM Program on this page.

To view the CRW program - please click here


RANZCR Statistical Methods, Evidence Appraisal and Research for Trainees (SMART) Workshop – Monday 6 March

This full-day workshop is directly designed to enhance trainee knowledge and skills in:

  • Statistical methods
  • Critical appraisal of the medical literature
  • Research methodology

The workshop will be highly interactive as small groups form to discuss the design and comparison of cancer trials. 

Trainees attending the SMART workshop for the first time are entitled to 10 SMART Points. 5 SMART Points may be claimed by trainees for previous workshop participation. Trainees attending the TROG ASM following the workshop are entitled to an additional 2 SMART Points.

A certificate of attendance outlining SMART point allocation will be provided following the workshop.

Download a copy of the Workshop Program and Timetable here.


TROG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Grants

TROG is offering travel grants to assist affiliate members attending the TROG 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in Auckland. Through the generous sponsorship of Varian Medical Systems and TROG Cancer Research, travel grants are available to a value of $1,400 each to be used for expenses incurred in attending the ASM. Successful applicants will be responsible for organising their registration, travel and accommodation.

To apply, please complete the application form below and email it with the supporting documents to .

Applications close Wednesday 18th January 2017. 

Travel Grant Application Form

Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open as follows:

  • Monday 6 March           1300 – 1700
  • Tuesday 7 March           0700 – 1700
  • Wednesday 8 March     0730 – 1700
  • Thursday 9 March         0800 – 1600
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