ANZGOG is conducting three Idea Generation Workshops with its Tumour Working Groups on 26 October 2023 at the Rydges Hotel, Sydney Airport. Members are invited to present an IDEA or CONCEPT for discussion at these workshops.

Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to bring their idea to the ANZGOG Ideas Generation Workshops. The Tumour Working Group will help you develop the idea at the October session and recommend a working party to work together with you to develop the idea further if required. More experienced researchers are welcome to bring their idea or a more fully developed concept to the workshops for discussion and fast tracking through to the Research Advisory Committee.

Ideas can incorporate any area of gynaecological cancer research; surgical, medical, and radiation oncology, translational research, research investigating the causes, prevention, and treatment of gynaecological cancers, quality of life and symptom benefit studies.


Thursday 26th October 2023, 9:30am – 12:30pm AEST

**Deadline for Idea and Concept submissions is Monday 9 October 2023 COB**

How to register?

Three working groups are listed below. Within those working groups you will find additional details to what is in focus along with a link to an ideas form and concept form.

We invite you to submit your study idea using the form for discussion with the relevant ANZGOG Tumour Type Working Groups for further development. Once completed, please e-mail your completed New Study Idea Form to John Andrews at

Please note that a concept form must be filled in for interest in submitting your idea for the OASIS Initiative. Please ensure that your concept addresses the majority of points noted in the Concept Development Form (see Ovarian Workshops below). A checklist is provided in the form to aid investigators in preparing their concept for submission to ANZGOG. Concepts are reviewed by the ANZGOG Research Advisory Committee and the ANZGOG Consumer Research Panel. Email your completed concept development form to

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Idea and Concept submissions is Monday 9 October 2023 COB.

Working Groups


Chair, Prof Caroline Ford and Chair Elect, Dr Janine Lombard


The Uterine Working Group is working closely with ANZGOG’s new EDEN Initiative Steering Committee to enable clinical trials under the four areas of focus for endometrial cancer:

1. Prevention, Risk Factors, Surgery, Early Detection

2. Survivorship, Surveillance and Rehabilitation

3. Advanced and Recurrent Disease

4. Translational – pre and post trials

Uterine and other related cancer research ideas are encouraged.

Download Ideas Form
Download Concept Development Form


Chair, Dr Michelle Wilson and Chair Elect A/Prof Kylie Gorringe


The Ovarian Working Group is seeking ideas for prevention, diagnosis, surgical, advanced and recurrent clinical trials as well as quality of life and survivorship.

It also works closely with the OASIS Initiative Steering Committee to help develop Phase 1b and II signal-seeking studies investigating new drug therapies that target individual molecular subtypes of ovarian cancer. OASIS study criteria are:

  • “Home grown” studies were developed by Investigators from Australia and New Zealand.
  • Strong scientific rationale, with preclinical or pilot study data.
  • Studies with a translational backbone, within a clinical trial.
  • Studies with potential to be expanded to a Phase III study (if primary endpoint met).
  • Completion of recruitment within reasonable timeframe ie 2 years or less. (Exceptions permitted for rare tumours).
Download Ideas Form
Download Concept Development Form

CERVICAL TUMOUR WORKING GROUP, including Vaginal and Vulval Cancers

Chair, Dr Ming-Yin Lin and Chair Elect, Dr Felicia Roncolato

CERVICAL TUMOUR WORKING GROUP, including Vaginal and Vulval Cancers

The Cervical group is encouraging members to consider potential research opportunities for Vaginal and Vulval cancers as well as cervical cancer studies and a focus on quality of life studies for patient with cervical cancer. Radiation oncology is a key area for research work in these cancers.

Download Ideas Form
Download Concept Development Form

F2F preferred but we will have a ZOOM option available for the workshops at the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.

Travel support grants available – inquire through Heshani Nesfield, Member Coordinator

For more information or to discuss your idea prior to submission please contact John Andrews, Manager – Research and Pipeline,