Strategic research workshop

The ANZCA Clinical Trials Network Executive will host its 10th Annual Strategic Research Workshop in August, 17-19 2018

This three-day event brings together experienced and early career researchers, medical professionals and research co-ordinators from Australia, New Zealand and internationally.


  • To strengthen the collaborative approach to multi-centre research in anaesthesia, peri-operative medicine, and pain medicine.

  • To encourage, promote and mentor researchers to engage in clinical research to improve patient outcomes.

  • To showcase recent achievements and research activity of the Clinical Trials Network.


Program highlights

  • Keynote sessions and discussion panels.

  • A showcase of recent ANZCA CTN achievements, including updates on current clinical trials and research activities‚Äč.

  • A workshop for research co-ordinators.

Important dates

  • Registrations will open early 2018.
  • Call for abstract deadline: June 29, 2018.
  • Author notification of abstract acceptance: July 16, 2018.
  • Registration deadline: August 3, 2018.
  • Workshop dates: August 17-19 2018.
  • Pilot grant application deadline: October 5, 2018.

Research coordinators workshop

The Research Coordinators Workshop is hosted by the Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network (ARCN) Sub-committee. The research coordinators workshop is aimed at research coordinators and nurses facilitating anaesthesia research, however, all members of the research team are welcome to attend. 


Call for abstracts

The purpose of the Strategic Research Workshop is to consider proposals for high quality trials that translate into safe and effective practice in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine. Single-centre studies will only be accepted if they are specifically designed to lead to multicentre research.
Call for abstracts will open in 2018.


ANZCA Research Foundation Novice Investigator Prize

The ANZCA Research Foundation Novice Investigator Prize is awarded to the trainee or Fellow judged to make the best presentation at the ANZCA CTN workshop. The prize will consist of a certificate and A$1,000.


Eligibility for the prize is limited to trainees and Fellows of the College and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Fellows must be within eight years of admission to fellowship, except that elected Fellows must be within eight years of admission to their original fellowship.

Pilot grant applications

ANZCA Pilot Grant Scheme assists Fellows who wish to conduct pilot studies for high-quality multi-centre trials that will potentially attract NHMRC or other large-scale peer-reviewed funding. ANZCA allocates $A30,000 each year to the Clinical Trials Network to administer a fast-track pilot grant scheme for Fellows to undertake pilot trials and surveys.

Grants of up to $A10,000 are available each year and applications for two-year grants will be accepted.
For more information about the Pilot Grant Scheme, click here



Includes meeting registration, Friday welcome reception, all lunches, morning and afternoon teas and Saturday evening dinner. All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 

  • Full registration: $A880.
  • Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $A451.

Additional tickets for social functions can be purchased for your guests.

Claiming CPD

Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim one credit per hour for attendance at lectures or presentations under the knowledge and skills category.



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