2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 1

Join us on Friday 4 March, 10am to 2pm AEDT for Part 1 of the CTN Strategic Research Workshop that will be held virtually. Registration is now open.

This workshop is being co-convened by the Clinical Trials Network Executive and the Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network Sub-committee.


The aims of the workshop are to discuss topics of interest to research teams recruiting to trials; provide networking opportunities; develop new research protocols and to showcase the achievements of the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network (ARCN).


The first session of the program will feature a keynote presentation from a guest speaker and a series of short videos created by our research teams recruiting to CTN trials on challenging research scenarios. There will be a moderated group discussion followed by a virtual networking session.
The second session of the program will feature a presentation on pilot and feasibility studies followed by four new proposals by CTN investigators. Our keynote statistician and workshop delegates will have the opportunity to troubleshoot the protocol with investigators.
The program wouldn’t be complete without our infamous CTN bake off challenge and trivia as part of the ‘Come Together Now’ watch party pack. We encourage our research teams across New Zealand and Australia to come together in regional hubs to participate in the workshop and network with their peers.

Time (AEDT) Topic Presenter and moderator
10am Welcome Ms Allison Kearney and Ms Margie McKellow
10.10am Keynote presentation TBC
10.30am Research scenarios videos and moderated discussion Royal Adelaide Hospital team
11.30am-12.10pm Virtual networking break and bake off
12.10pm Welcome Professor Andrew Davidson
12.15pm Pilot and feasibility studies Professor David Story
12.35pm New proposals selected from abstracts
1.55pm Meeting close Professor Andrew Davidson
2pm Meeting concludes

Cost and registration

Registration is open to all ANZCA and FPM members, and members of the Clinical Trials Network and Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network. ANZCA and FPM fellows and trainees can register online using their College ID.

All other members can now also register online. Please contact the ANZCA Events team to obtain your login details. If this is your first time attending an ANZCA or FPM event, please provide your full name, contact number and email address. A hardcopy registration form is also available on request.

Registration fees apply as per below:

  • Full registration: A$198
  • Trainee / Allied health / Research co-ordinator registration: A$66

Registration fee includes registration and access to the full day program on 4 March (keynote presentations, group discussions, virtual networking sessions, new CTN proposal selected from free abstracts). You will need to register individually regardless if you are watching in a group environment.

Delegates will be able to watch the sessions in real time and actively contribute to the discussion through the online event platform. Delegates will also have access to session recordings for 12 months post the event. Please note recordings will be made available one week post the meetings where presenters have given consent to make their recording available to delegates.

Invited speakers

'Come Together Now' watch party pack

More information coming soon.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance auto-populated to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.
ANZCA and FPM CPD Program
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills category.
Knowledge and skills activities
Workshops and small group discussions for two credits per hour.
If you're not a member of our CPD program
Delegates who are not participants of the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges/providers regarding CPD. A certificate of attendance is available from Majella Coco.

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts
Call for abstracts is now open for both 2022 CTN workshops (Part 1 - 4 March and Part 2 - 5-6 August. The full guidelines and application form can be downloaded here. If you have any questions please contact Karen Goulding at ctn@anzca.edu.au
Important dates and deadlines

CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 1 – (virtual) 4 March 2022.
CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 2 – (hybrid) 5 and 6 August 2022.

Please note: Investigators intending to submit a proposal for the Part 2 workshop will need to be registered to attend the workshop in-person prior to submitting their proposal. A limited number of time slots have been reserved for free abstract presentations for each session. No abstracts will be accepted after the deadline date and all investigators will need to register for the meeting prior to abstract acceptance.

Abstract deadlines

  • February Thursday 10 February (for presentation at the CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 1)
  • Thursday June 30 2022 ( CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 2)

Abstract author notification

  • Mid-February (2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop - Part 1)
  • Mid-July (2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop - Part 2)

Abstract selection
The purpose of the CTN workshop is to help in the design of high quality trials that translate into safe and effective practice in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine. Proposals must therefore be directly relevant to this goal. Note that proposals for pilot work may be considered provided the pilot is specifically designed to gather information that would assist in the design of a larger trial. The primary aim of the CTN is to support multi-site trials however in exceptional circumstances the CTN workshop may consider single centre trials. Note that proposals that describe purely observational studies with only indirect relevance to future trials will not be considered.

Abstracts will be triaged for presentation based on the following guidelines:

  • The grant application deadline.
  • The new proposal focuses on the preparation of a clinical trial.
  • Proposals that are not clearly linked to a future clinical trial will not be sent for review.
  • Abstracts must state three key issues which you would like feedback from the group at the workshop either around methodology or feasibility.
  • Proposals will be selected by the reviewers who they think will benefit the most from the discussion at the online and face-to-face sessions and align with the strategic aims of the CTN.
  • Proposals will also be considered from principal investigators where they are seeking feedback on particular issues around the conduct of a trial that has already started in network.

Presentation guidelines
Presenters will be allocated a session time for their presentation. A maximum of six slides is allowed for each presentation which must include one slide on specific issues to discuss.

To allow for adequate discussion time to address protocol development and feasibility, presenters will need to allocate no more than 30 percent of your allocated session time to present the proposal, with the remaining time reserved for discussion with colleagues attending in-person and virtually.

The chair of the session will provide further guidance ahead of the meeting.

2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop - part 2

The 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop - part 2 will be held on 4-7 August at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square. In-person and virtual registration options will be available. More information about the part 2 workshop is available here.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #CTN2022.

Contact us

For further information, please contact the Events team.

  • Date

    4 March

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  • Location

    Virtual meeting, .

Last updated 15:21 19.01.2022