The Alan Coates Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials Research

Professor Alan Coates AM is one of the founding members of BCT, Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Professor Coates was Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Australia from 1998 to 2006 and President of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia in 1994 and 1995. He is the Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Breast Cancer Study Group and a foundation member of BCT Board of Directors. He was the first Chair of BCT’s Scientific Advisory Committee from its formal establishment in 1985 to 2005. In 2002 he was honoured by the Order of Australia when he was awarded an AM for ‘service to medicine in the field of oncology, particularly through breast cancer research’.

The Alan Coates Award for Excellence in Clinical Trials Research recognises an individual member of BCT who has made an outstanding contribution to BCT’s clinical trials research program and aims to assist the recipient in their professional development. The recipient will be recognised for the quality of their scientific contributions and will receive a travel grant to attend BCT’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) and a financial contribution of up to $10,000 towards their professional development activities.

Eligibility Criteria
Award Details
Awardees Responsibilities
Selection Process

Selection of the award recipient will be made based on the abilities and experience of the candidate. This will be evaluated from the nomination form and supporting statement.

Contact Us

All enquiries regarding the Annual
Scientific Meeting (ASM) should be
directed to the ASM Secretariat:

ASM Secretariat Breast Cancer Trials
PO Box 283
The Junction NSW 2291, Australia

Phone: +61 2 4925 5255
Fax: +614 4925 3068
Email: asm@bctrials.org.au