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Save the Dates – Australian Lung Cancer Conference, ALTG Members’ Meeting, Committee Elections and Workshops

The 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference (ALCC) has been formally announced and will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on 18-20 August. Abstract submissions are now open and registrations will open soon – visit www.alcc.net.au for more details. On August 17 prior to the ALCC we will hold a members’ meeting and the Management (MAC) and Scientific (SAC) Advisory Committees will have open meetings for all members to attend. Members’ meetings are an opportunity to hear directly from the MAC and SAC as they report on group activities, active trials, finances and future plans. Elections will be held for several positions on the MAC at this meeting, so if you are interested in becoming involved in the management of the group, contact Ros to express your interest or look out for the call for nominations in the coming months.

The Quality of Life (QOL) Office is holding its annual QOL Protocol Checklist Workshop on 19-20 May 2016 in Sydney. Investigators or researchers currently developing an ALTG protocol are encouraged to consider attending as the workshop will include an opportunity to obtain input on specific protocols. The workshop features sessions covering: Rationale for measuring QOL in a trial; QOL-related research objectives and endpoints; Description of QOL measures and how to choose the best measure for a protocol; Health economics and utility measures; When, where and how to assess QOL; QOL compliance; and statistical considerations. Download the workshop flyer or contact Ros for more information.