Strategic research workshop

Join us in Brisbane for our 12th annual strategic research workshop.

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.


Monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation

We are monitoring the situation via Australian and New Zealand government websites where coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts are regularly updated with the latest medical advice and official reports.
In the meantime, no decision on cancelling the ANZCA CTN strategic research workshop has been made, please continue to monitor this page for updates.

Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our fellows, trainees, international medical graduate specialists and staff, and we will act on any advice from our governments and keep our fellows and trainees informed of any developments in relation to infection control and our exams or meetings.

For information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please see the Australian Department of Health website and the New Zealand Ministry of Health website.

Clinical information on coronavirus for anaesthetists can be found via the ANZCA Library’s news page and the Safety & quality guide.

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The workshop 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.

On the Thursday prior we will have a network function available for all research coordinators and Women in anaesthesia research dinner.

Keynote speakers


Program outline

Click here to view the 2020 ANZCA CTN workshop program outline, as content is confirmed, the program will be updated.


Research co-ordinators' workshop
Friday 7 August, 8.30am-1pm
This workshop is aimed at research coordinators and nurses facilitating anaesthesia research, however, all members of the research team are welcome to attend.

Emerging investigators workshop (ANZCA fellows/ trainees only)
Friday 7 August 10.30am-1pm
An interactive session discussing the barriers, enablers and the advantages and limitations of different pathways for obtaining a higher qualification as part of a career in anaesthesia, from research doctorates to masters by coursework. Input from past and current higher degree candidates is invited, as well as those contemplating further study.


Big data and registry workshop
The workshop aims to identify current registries relevant to perioperative research with a focus on how registries can assist trials. We will also discuss innovative methodology for registry based research.

Social functions

Social functions for allied health and research co-ordinators
This will be two part networking function open to allied health and research co-ordinators held on Thursday 6 August. These two events have been subsidised by the college as part of the strategic initiative to enhance networking opportunities for research coordinators. These events will have an American theme, come dress in your stars and stripes or as Uncle Sam, bring flags or any other paraphernalia to spice up your photos.

Anaesthesia research co-ordinators team building event – Paparazzi – Part 1 from 3.30-5.15pm
We will start the afternoon off with a team bonding event known as Paparazzi at 3.30pm – Paparazzi is a brilliant team building activity that started life as a short, simple version of Amazing Race without being physically challenging. The tasks are creative and loosely connected to photography.

Anyone fit enough for a short walk will be fine with this activity. All your competitive spirit gets channelled into creative activity rather than racing around and getting hot and bothered.

What to wear and bring:
Wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking. These events will have an American theme, come dress in your stars and stripes or as Uncle Sam, bring flags or any other paraphernalia to spice up your photos.

Do not bring anything heavy, even handbags if possible. Please come prepared for the weather on the day (hats and sunscreen if hot and a rain a poncho if chance of rain) and bring a bottle of water.

Paparazzi is not included in the registration fee and is an additional cost of $A22.

Paparazzi will finish up just after 5pm and you can either head straight to the dinner venue for a drink or head back to the hotel to freshen up.

Anaesthesia research co-ordinators networking event - Dinner – Part 2 from 6-9pm
Dinner will be held at the Santa Monica on Ann Street Brisbane at 6-9pm on Thursday 6 August. The dinner is a casual evening filled with American styled food. During the evening you will get a chance to meet with your mentors and network other research co-ordinators from around Australia and New Zealand.

The dinner is not included in the registration fee and is an additional cost of $A44.
Women in anaesthesia research dinner
The dinner will be held on Thursday 6 August, 7-10pm at the stunning waterfront Stokehouse Q.
This dinner will be open to ANZCA fellows/trainee workshop delegates only.

During this dinner you will be able to share ideas with your colleagues on managing a research career, and also inspire and support one another!
The dinner is not included in the registration fee and is an additional cost of $A132 for a three course dinner.

Emerging investigators breakfast
The breakfast will be held on Friday 7 August, 8-9.30am at the Brew Cafe & Wine Bar

The emerging investigators breakfast hosted by Dr Jennifer Reilly is a great way to meet peers and share your research ideas ahead of the formal program. For more information and to RSVP to Jen, please click here.
Welcome reception
The welcome reception will be held on Friday 7 August from 6-10pm at Sixteen Antlers rooftop bar at Pullman Brisbane. It is included in the registration fee.

Additional tickets for guests can be purchased for $A110.

Conference dinner
The conference dinner will be held on Saturday 8 August from 6-10pm at Fantauzzo in famous and busy Howard Smith Wharves.

Enjoy the spectacular view of Story Bridge while mingling with colleagues and enjoying a delicious food stations.
It is included in the registration fee. Additional tickets for guests can be purchased for $A143.

It is a twenty minute walk from the Pullman Brisbane.

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

Register online here with your college ID. If you don't have a college ID, or you only want to attend the research co-ordinator workshop, please download a registration form here.


Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Address: Corner Ann and Roma Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000



Accommodation bookings can be made directly with Pullman Brisbane. Please contact the group reservations department via email or telephone +61 7 3222 1125, quoting AUS & NZ College of Anaesthetists.

Pullman Deluxe - $200 room only, per room per night
Mercure Superior - $150 room only, per room per night
Full Buffet breakfast is available in Goldfinch Restaurant for an additional $39 per person per day

Rooms are limited, please book early to ensure you don’t miss out.


Claiming CPD

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM 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 #CTN20. You can also follow the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network @CTN_ANZCA



For further information, please contact the meeting organiser:

Kate Galloway,
Events Officer
+61 3 8517 5398
ANZCA House, 630 St Kilda Rd Melbourne VIC 3004





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