2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 2

The 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop – part 2 will be held in Brisbane on 4-7 August 2022.

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

If you are an ANZCA and FPM fellow or trainee or have attended a CTN Strategic Research Workshop previously, you can register online with your college ID. If you have not attended a CTN workshop before and wish to register, please contact the Events team who can set up a profile for you.


  • Strengthening the collaborative approach to multicentre research in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.
  • Encouraging, promoting and mentoring researchers to engage in clinical research to improve patient outcomes.
  • Showcasing the recent achievements and research activity of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network.


Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Corner Ann and Roma Street, Brisbane City, Qld 4000

COVID-19 vaccination status

ANZCA is committed to the safety of our members, contributors, visitors and staff attending the 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop and any other associated events. All delegates are required to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 and to show proof of vaccination status upon arrival at the 2022 CTN Strategic Research Workshop. We’re working on COVIDsafe plan which will be available closer to the event.

If you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, please contact the ANZCA events team via email to discuss this further.

Registration options

Registration will open early 2022.

In-person registration
Registration includes meeting registration; welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas; and conference 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: $A1089.
  • Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $594.

Virtual registration
Registration includes the CTN core sessions (trial updates, keynotes, panel discussions, new research proposals and CTN business meeting) will take place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August from 9am to 5.30pm AEST. You will need to register individually regardless if you are watching in a group environment. Online delegates will be able to watch the sessions in real time and actively contribute to the discussion through the online event platform.

  • Full registration: $704.
  • Allied health professionals/trainee/research co-ordinator registration: $374.

All delegates will also have access to the plenary session recordings for 12 months post the event. Please note recordings will be made available one week post the meeting.

Program outline

Below is an overview of the current program. Please note this is correct at time of publication and will be updated regularly.

Thursday 4 August

Time Event
12-3pm Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network Sub-committee working lunch (closed meeting)
6-9pm Anaesthesia Research Coordinators Network Networking dinner
Santa Monica Restaurant
TBA Informal networking drinks

Friday 5 August (Hybrid)

9am-5.30pm Plenary
Keynote presentations, trial updates and lessons learned, new proposals
6.30-9pm Welcome reception
Crystalbrook Vincent

Saturday 6 August (Hybrid)

9am-5.30pm Plenary
Keynote presentations, new proposals and business meeting
6.30-10pm Conference dinner

Sunday 7 August

8-9.30am Emerging researchers networking breakfast
Brew Cafe & Wine Bar
8.15-9.30am CTN Executive breakfast meeting (closed meeting)
10am-12pm Emerging trialists workshop (face-to-face only)


Professor Andrew Davidson and Dr David Highton

Invited speakers

More information will be available soon.


The CTN Executive will be hosting a face-to-face Emerging Trialist Workshop on Sunday 7 August from 10am to 12pm open to in-person delegates. The aim of this workshop is to provide mentorship to our emerging trialists and discuss trial protocols in depth. Delegates can register for this workshop at the time of registration for an additional fee of $A132 which includes catering. All in-person delegates welcome. 

Social program

Please note: There are some limitations on venue capacities due to COVID19 restrictions. Please indicate which functions you’ll be attending to assist us manage COVID requirements and catering. If you can no longer attend any functions after the time of registration please advise Majella Coco by email.

Anaesthesia research co-ordinators’ networking dinner

This function is open to allied health, trainees and research co-ordinators. Dinner will be held at the Santa Monica on Ann Street Brisbane at 6-9pm on Thursday 4 August. The dinner is a casual evening filled with American style 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 cost of the dinner is included in the allied health registration fee.
Informal networking drinks
For delegates wishing to catch up with other attendees prior to the conference, informal networking drinks will be held on the evening of Thursday 4 August. More information will be available soon.
Welcome reception
The welcome reception will be held on Friday 5 August, 6.30-9pm at Crystalbrook Vincent, a short 20 minute walk from the conference venue. Enjoy a selection of delicious canapés and drinks whilst networking with other delegates. The cost is included in the registration fee. 
Emerging investigators breakfast
The breakfast will be held on Sunday 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. Delegates can RSVP if they wish to attend or request more information online.
Conference dinner
The conference dinner will be held on Saturday 6 August from 6.30-10pm at Riverlife. Enjoy spectacular views of Story Bridge while mingling with colleagues and feasting on delicious cuisine. The cost is included in the registration fee for all delegates. Additional tickets for guests can be purchased for $143. Riverlife is a 20 minute walk from the conference venue and you can register for the bus transfer from Pullman Brisbane at the time of registration.


A special group rate is available subject to availability for delegates at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square. We strongly recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible to secure these discounted rates. Please book your accommodation when you register.

Reservations can be made via emailing Reservations or calling 07 3229 9111 and quoting 'Aus & NZ College of Anaesthetists'.

Pullman King George Square: $235.00 Room Only  
Mercure King George Square: $180.00 Room Only

All rates are quoted per room, per night in Australia Dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax). No cancellation fee will apply for any bookings cancelled on or at least 72 hours (3 days prior) to arrival.  Any cancellations after this time will incur a 1 nights cancellation fee.

Full buffet breakfast is available in Goldfinch Restaurant and café for an additional $A42 per person per day or alternately if pre-booked and prepaid it is a reduced rate of $A25 per person per day.  

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

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program will automatically have their attendance accredited to their CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.

ANZCA and FPM CPD Program approval
This event is claimable by ANZCA and FPM CPD participants within the knowledge and skills and emergency responses categories.

Knowledge and skills activities
Lectures for one credit per hour. 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 in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program should check with their respective colleges regarding CPD.

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 – held virtually on 4 March 2022.
  • CTN Strategic Research Workshop – Part 2 – hybrid format on 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

  • Thursday 10 February (for presentation at the 2022 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.

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 August - 7 August

  • Time


  • Location

    Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane City

Last updated 12:03 13.01.2022