Strategic research workshop

Registrations are now open for the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network's annual strategic research workshop in Sydney

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

Its objectives are to strengthen the collaborative approach to multicentre research in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine; to encourage, promote and mentor researchers to engage in clinical research to improve patient outcomes; and to showcase the recent achievements and research activity of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.

Call for abstracts

The purpose of the 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. The deadline for abstracts is June 29 and successful authors will be notified by July 16. Submit your abstract here.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to present two keynote speakers:

Professor Helena Teede is the Executive Director Monash Partners Academic Health Research Translation Centre, Director Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University.

Ms Sabine Braat
is a Research Fellow in Biostatistics at the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.


Program outline

Friday August 17

  • 9.30am-1pm: Anaesthesia Research Co-ordinators' Workshop

  • 1-2pm: Lunch (all delegates)

  • 2-5.30pm: Formal open, keynote presentations, CTN progress reports

  • 6-10.30pm: Welcome reception at Oceans Bar

Saturday August 18
  • 8.30am-1pm: Keynote presentation, new proposals, in-depth proposals

  • 1-2pm: Lunch (all delegates)

  • 2-3.30pm: Foundation update, novice investigators prize session

  • 3.30-5.30pm: POISE 3 start up meeting

  • 6.30-11pm: Conference dinner at Coogee Surf Life Saving Club

Sunday August 19
  • 8.30am-noon: Keynote presentation, new proposals, panel discussion, close

  • noon-1pm: Lunch

Please note: program times may change due to speaker availability

ANZCA Research Foundation Novice Investigator Prize

This $A1000 prize is awarded to the trainee or fellow judged to make the best presentation. To be eligible, you must be a trainee or fellow of the college. Fellows must be within eight years of admission to fellowship (or, in the case of elected fellows, eight years of admission to their original fellowship). For more information about the prize session and for a copy of the policy, click here.


Anaesthesia research co-ordinators' networking function 

Thursday August 16, 6-8pm

This networking function will be open for allied health and research co-ordinators. During the evening you will get a chance to meet with your mentors and network other research co-ordinators from around New Zealand and Australia.Thursday August 16, 6-8pm. There is a cost of $A44 to attend this networking session (dinner included).

Research co-ordinators' workshop

Friday August 17, 9.30am-1pm

This workshop is aimed at research coordinators and nurses facilitating anaesthesia research, however, all members of the research team are welcome to attend. This year, we are delighted to welcome Associate Professor Susan Donath (biostatistician and epidemiologist, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute), who will discuss the process of data collection to statistical analysis of a CTN trial.


Cost and registration

Includes meeting registration, Friday welcome reception, all lunches, morning and afternoon teas and Saturday evening dinner. Additional tickets for social functions can be purchased for your guests. All registration fees are quoted in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. 

  • Full registration: $880.
  • Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $451.

Register online with your ANZCA ID. If you don't have an ANZCA ID, or you only want to attend the Research Co-ordinator Workshop, please download a registration form.

Registrations will close Friday August 3, 2018, please ensure you have secured your place prior to August 3.


Accommodation bookings can made directly with Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach. Please contact the reservations department on +61 2 9315 9100.

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.



Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #CTN18. You can also follow the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network @CTN_ANZCA 


Kate Galloway, Events Officer:
T: +61 3 8517 5398




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