CTN Strategic Research Workshop

Join us for the 2021 ANZCA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Strategic Research Workshop

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 workshop, the ANZCA CTN welcomes you to the 2021 ANZCA CTN Strategic Research Workshop to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, 5-8 August 2021.

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.

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.

Location and venue

The 2021 ANZCA CTN Strategic Workshop will be held at the Pullman Brisbane King George Square.

  • Venue address: Corner Ann and Roma Street, Brisbane City Qld 4000
  • Venue contact details: +61 7 3229 9111


A program will be available closer to the workshop.

Invited speakers

Speakers will be confirmed closer to the workshop.

We would like to thank the FANZCA speakers and workshop facilitators who donate many hours of their time to organise, prepare and present at the SIG meetings.


Research co-ordinators' workshop
Friday 6 August, 8.30am-1pm
This workshop is aimed at research co-ordinators and nurses facilitating anaesthesia research, however, all members of the research team are welcome to attend.

Emerging investigators workshop (ANZCA fellows/ trainees only)
Friday 6 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.

Social program

Social functions for allied health and research co-ordinators
This will be a two-part networking function open to allied health and research co-ordinators held on Thursday 5 August. 

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 sweaty.

What to wear and bring:
Wear comfortable footwear suitable for walking. Business clothes will be OK but smart casual is better. Do not bring anything heavy (even handbags if possible).

Please come prepared for the weather on the day and bring a bottle of water.

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

Paparazzi will finish just after 5pm.

Anaesthesia research co-ordinators’ networking 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 5 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 meal.

Emerging investigators breakfast
The breakfast will be held on Friday 6 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.

Welcome reception
The welcome reception will be held on Friday 6 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 7 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. The venue is a 20 minute walk from the Pullman Brisbane.

Cost and registration

Regisistration will open in March 2021. Keep an out in the events e-newsletter for further information.

Registration will include welcome reception; all lunches, morning and afternoon teas; and meeting 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.


A limited number of rooms have been reserved for a special group rate at the Pullman Brisbane. We strongly recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible to secure these discounted rates. Please book your accommodation when you register.

Please contact the group reservations department via email or telephone +61 7 3222 1125 and mention the ANZCA CTN Strategic Research Workshop.

  • Pullman Deluxe King $A200 room only, per room per night.
  • Mercure Superior $A150 room only, per room per night.

Full buffet breakfast is available in Goldfinch Restaurant for an additional $A39 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.


At the ANZCA CTN strategic research workshop, we will be holding a research presentation session.
Further dteails will be available.

Social media

Join the conversation on Twitter by using the event hashtag #CTN21

You can also follow the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network @CTN_ANZCA

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.

  • Date

    5 August - 8 August

  • Time

    8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location

    Brisbane, Brisbane

Last updated 09:07 30.06.2020