We invite applications from junior oncology clinicians based in the South East Asia region for our third one-week online ACORD22 Protocol Development Workshop. The Workshop will be held from 25 – 30 September.

Selected participants are required to commit to full-time participation in the 6 – day Workshop program, all pre-Workshop activities in the 3 weeks prior and to contribute to long term project evaluation; and pay a registration fee of AUD$300 (Participants from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore) or AUD $50 (participants from other regional countries). 

The Workshop will be conducted entirely online, using Zoom, Google Drive, Sheets and Docs and other freely available web-based programs and platforms. In order to participate in the Workshop, if you are selected you will be required to provide your own trustworthy computer, microphone, webcam, speakers, and internet access and have a functional and comfortable workspace. You’ll be watching videos, attending zoom meetings, and working on your protocol for many hours each day of the Workshop and will require secure and reliable internet support. 

In order to complete your application, you will need to complete the following steps 

Carefully read the Applicant instructions, complete all mandatory fields in the online application form and upload all required support materials.  This means in advance you will need to: 

  • Develop a one-page protocol design for a clinical trial that you plan to develop at the Workshop  

  • Discuss your protocol with your Supervisors and obtain a Letter of Support 

  • Update your cv and a publication standard colour photograph of yourself (frontal, head, and chest only) 

  • Organise and check that you have a completed Supervisor Support Statement to upload and completed the Participation Support Statement.     


National Experts
01 Dr Muhammad Afzal
02 Adnan A Jabbar
03 Dr Umm e Kalsoom
04 Amir Hameed Khan
05 Abbas Khokhar
06 Muhammad Ayaz Mir
04 Amir Hameed Khan
08 Munira Moosajee
09 Narjis Muzaffar
10 Najeeb Niamatullah
11 Dr Kamran Rashid
12 Dr Yasmin Abdul Rashid
13 Dr Neelam Siddiqui
14 Dr Tariq Siddiqui
15 Dr Muhammad Tariq
16 Dr Naila Zahid
17 Dr Nauman Zahir
18 Dr Adeeba Zaki
International Experts
Syed A Abutalib
Dr Shaalan Beg
ALan H Bryce
Dr Maximilian J Hochmair
Mahnoor Islam
Khurum Khan
Dr Partricia M LoRusso
Dr Kathleen N Moore
SDr yed Arsalan A Naqvi
Dr Shabiha K Rana
Dr Ruth O Regan
Irbaz Riaz
Dr Hassan Shahryar Sheikh
Dr Siddhartha Yadav
Organizing Committee
Dr. Adnan Abdul Jabbar

Dr. Adnan A. Jabbar


Graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi. Received his PhD in Immunology from Rush University, IL. Did residency at Nassau University Medical Center, NY followed by fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology from Winship at Emory University, Atlanta. Presently working as  Professor and Chairman of Oncology at Dr. Ziauddin Hospital.

Dr. S. Najeeb Niamatullah

President Elect

Residency and fellowship from St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY (1992-1998). Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. Currently working as Consultant Hematologist and Oncologist at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center. Secratary, Faculty of Medical Oncology, CPSP.

Dr. Munira Moosajee


Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology. Completed residency in internal medicine at Micheal Reese Hospital/University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois in 2007. Following that received fellowship training in hematology, medical oncology and stem cell transplant at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC from 2007-2010. Currently is an Associate Professor in the Department Oncology at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Yasmin Abdul Rashid

General Secretary

FCPS Internal Medicine in 2003. FCPS Medical Oncology in 2013. Currently working as Assistant Professor and Program Director of Medical Oncology Residency Program in Section of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

Dr. Zeba Aziz


Professor Zeba Aziz is a Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. She is currently Dean of Medical Oncology at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP). She is a former Professor & Head of Department of Medical Oncology/Hematology at the Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore. She is a Member of WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines. She is also a Member of the Steering Committee and a Faculty member of ACORD (Australia & Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development Workshop).

Dr. Naila Zahid


MBBS, Sind Medical College 1990. Diplomate American board of internal medicine, hematology and oncology  Internal Medicine Residency at Berkshire Medical Centre affiliate of Univ of Massachusetts 1993 to 96 ,Fellowship in Hematology Oncology Boston University Medical Centre 1996 to 99, Associate Professor of Medicine, Head of Oncology Dept, Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi 2004 to present

Dr. Naeem Naqi

National Representative

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine). FCPS (Medical Oncology). Professor & Head Department of Medicine and Oncology, CMH Lahore Medical and Dental college

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui

National Representative

Dr. Neelam Siddiqui is a senior consultant in Medical Oncology and supervisor of Medical Oncology training program at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore since June 2005. She studied medicine at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore.  She later moved to the UK and after passing the MRCP exam, she received training in Medical Oncology and  Hematology at the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment, Newcastle upon Tyne. She then accepted a consultant’s post in Medical Oncology / Hematology at King Khalid University Hospital.  Her areas of interest are breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lymphoma.

Dr. Kamran Rashid

International Representative

Consultant Hematologist & Oncologist
Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad
Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the SubSpeciality of Hematology & Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the SubSpeciality of Oncology

Dr. Tariq Siddiqui

International Representative

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine). FCPS (Medical Oncology)
Consultant Hematologist & Oncologist (Ziauddin Hospital, Karachi)
Formerly Director of the residency program at the Halifax medical center, Florida State University, Head of Hem/Oncology University Florida Jacksonville and, Member ASCO

Dr. Azmina Tajuddin Valimohammed

Guidelines Review Committee

Diplomate American Boards of internal medicine , Hematology and Oncology. Residency and fellowships from University of Connecticut and New York medical college. Currently working as a Consultant Oncologist at The Aga Khan University Hospital.

Narjis Muzaffar

Dr. Narjis Muzaffer

Education Steering Committee

FCPS Internal Medicine in 2003. FCPS Medical Oncology in 2013. Currently working as Assistant Professor and Program Director of Medical Oncology Residency Program in Section of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

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