2017 ASM Program

DAY 1 Wednesday, 10th May 2017

Time Session
8.30 am Registration – coffee and tea available
9.00 am

Session 1: ANZMUSC Clinical Trials Network Update

Chair: Prof Rachelle Buchbinder

Brief report from the ANZMUSC Executive Office

Ms Sheila Cyril, Executive Officer, ANZMUSC Clinical Trials Network

9.30 am

Priority Setting Systematic Review

Dr Allison Bourne, Research Fellow, Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Health

9.50 am

Consumer Advisory Group & Consumer Research Registry

Ms Ornella Clavisi, Research Manager, MOVE muscle, bone and joint health, Victoria, and Chair, ANZMUSC Consumer Advisory Group

Ms Suzie Edward May, Director, Giving Voice Australia, Deputy Chair, East Metropolitan Health Service Board

Ms Annie McPherson, President and founding member of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Victoria

10.30 am  Morning tea

11.00 am

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2: Clinical Trial Proposal Open Forum #1

Presentations on clinical trial proposals involving musculoskeletal conditions including feedback (scientific and consumer) and discussion (30 min each)

Chair: Prof Ian Harris

1)  Preventing Falls in Older Aboriginal people: The IRONBARK Trial

Prof Rebecca Ivers, Director, Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Public Health, The University of Sydney

2)  The Serum Urate Follow-up Study: The SURF Trial

Dr Philip Robinson, Rheumatologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Queensland

3)  Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers

Prof Richard Day, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School and Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW 

12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm

Session 3: Rapidly translating evidence into policy and practice

Chair: Dr Sam Whittle

Challenges and learnings from the STEP trial and its rapid incorporation into policy guidance.

Prof Maria Makrides, Theme Leader Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children, SAHMRI, Adelaide

2.00 pm

Can “Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres” improve the speed of translation?

Prof Steve Wesselingh, Executive Director, SAHMRI

2.30 pm

Current musculoskeletal clinical trials in South Australia

Prof Catherine Hill, Clinical Rheumatologist, University of Adelaide, SA

Dr Sam Whittle, Rheumatologist and clinical epidemiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA

3.00 pm Afternoon tea

 

 

 

3.30 pm

Session 4: Australian musculoskeletal trials in high impact journals

Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Tibial Cartilage Volume and Knee Pain among Patients with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2016.

Dr Xingzhong Jin, Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia

4.00 pm

Strengths and Weaknesses of Surrogate Markers: Observations from Cardio-metabolic Clinical Trials

Prof Stephen Nicholls, Heart Disease Research Theme Leader, SAHMRI Heart Foundation

4.30 pm Program close
5.15 pm Informal Networking Event (Cocktails at Bank Street Social, 48 Hindley St, Adelaide)

 

DAY 2 Thursday, 11th May 2017

Time Session
8.30 am Registration – coffee and tea available
9.00 am

Session 1: Australian musculoskeletal trials in high impact journals

Chair: Dr Steven Kamper

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica: The PRECISE trial.  NEJM 2017

Associate Professor Christine Lin, Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health

9.30 am

Unloading Shoes for Self-management of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med 2016.

Prof Rana Hinman, Professor of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne

10.00 am

Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2017.

Associate Professor Justine Naylor, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Orthopaedics, South Western Sydney Local Health District

10.30 am Morning tea 
11.00 am

Session 2: Clinical Trial Proposal Open Forum #2

Chair: Dr Bethan Richards

Presentations on clinical trial proposals involving musculoskeletal conditions including feedback and discussion (30 min each)

1)   A prospective trial assessing the management of humerus shaft fractures in adults: the SHAFT trial

 A/Prof Mark Rickman, Associate Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, The University of Adelaide & Royal Adelaide Hospital

2)   Do Stem Cells Prevent Osteoarthritic Progression?

Dr Kevin Boundy, Sports Physician, Nepean Specialist Sports Medicine, NSW

3)    Placebo surgical trial on spinal stenosis: The SUcceSS Trial

Mr David Anderson, MPhil student, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, NSW

12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm

Session 3: Clinical Trial Proposal Open Forum #3 & ANZMUSC Endorsed trials

Chair: Dr Dawn Aitken

Presentations on clinical trial proposals including feedback and discussion (30 min each)   

A Randomised Controlled Trial to Inform Better Treatment Choices in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis – a SMART RA Group Trial

Associate Professor Michael Wiese, School of Pharmacy and Medical Science, University of South Australia, SA

2.00 pm

 

 

 

 

2.30 pm

Targeting pro-nociception to prevent chronic pain after whiplash injury

Professor Michele Sterling, Director – NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery Following Road Traffic Injuries, Associate Director and Director Rehabilitation Sciences Program – Recover Injury Research Centre, Griffith University, Menzies Health Institute Queensland

A Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures In the distal Radius in the Elderly – CROSSFIRE

Prof Ian Harris, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of New South Wales, Director, Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

3.00 pm Afternoon tea
3.30 pm

Session 4: ANZMUSC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) Update

Chair: Dr Rana Hinman

Building and developing capacity in the ANZMUSC network

Prof Chris Maher, Director, Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

3.50 pm

The ANZMUSC Priority Setting Project

Associate Professor William Taylor, Rehabilitation Teaching & Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

4.10 pm

Living reviews and guidelines and implementation

Prof Sally Green, Co-Director of Cochrane Australia and Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

  4.30 pm             Program close