PADDI Trial results webinar

The webinar recording of the results of the Perioperative Administration of Dexamethasone and Infection (PADDI) trial held on Thursday 6 May, 2021 is now available.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Clinical Trials Network and Monash University held a virtual public webinar announcing the results of the PADDI trial.

The trial completed recruitment of 8880 patients across 55 hospital sites in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa in July 2019. The manuscript detailing the trial results is now published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

The webinar panellists, Professor Tomás Corcoran, Professor Paul Myles, Associate Professor Trisha Peel, Professor Allen Cheng and Karen Goulding, discussed the rationale of the PADDI trial, the epidemiology and significance of surgical site infections, the concept of non-inferiority trials and the outstanding contribution of the ANZCA CTN. Professor Corcoran, the PADDI chief principal investigator, annoucned the results of the PADDI trial and its implications for patient safety and clinical practice. 

You can access the recording of the webinar by following this link:



  • Professor Tomás Corcoran

    Director of Research, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Royal Perth Hospital
  • Professor Paul Myles

    Head of Alfred Health's and Monash University's Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Associate Professor Trisha Peel

    Clinical Lead at Epworth Healthcare, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician at Alfred Health and Lead of the Surgical Infections Research Group and NHMRC Career Development Fellow
  • Professor Allen Cheng

    Director of Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology at Alfred Health and Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Karen Goulding

    ANZCA CTN manager

Social media

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Contact us

  • Date

    6 May

  • Time

    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Location

    Webinar, via Zoom, via Zoom

Last updated 09:46 7.05.2021