2018 ANZMUSC Annual Scientific Meeting Program

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DAY 1 Wednesday, 21st March 2018

AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital

Time Session
8.30 am Registration – coffee and tea on arrival at the AMREP Lecture Theatre Foyer
9.00 am

Session 1 

Chair: Prof Ian Harris

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA): Plans and update

Prof John Zalcberg, Chair, ACTA, Head, Cancer Research, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University

The Australian and New Zealand Alliance for Cardiovascular Trials (ANZACT) Network initiatives for cardiovascular trials

Prof Chris Reid, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University, Director, Monash and Curtin Centre’s of Cardiovascular Research and Education

The ANZMUSC Priority Setting Project

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

10.30 am  Morning tea

11.00 am

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2

Chair: Prof Chris Maher

Embedding Clinical Trials into Routine Practice

Prof Ian Harris, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of New South Wales

The STARS Back Pain App – using real time data to capture outcomes and drive system change

Dr Bethan Richards, Staff Specialist Rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

Use of placebos in surgical trials

Assoc. Prof Manuela Ferreira, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Bone and Joint Research, The Kolling Institute University of Sydney

12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm

Session 3: Clinical Trial Proposal Open Forum #1

Chair: Prof Bruce Walker

Presentations on clinical trial proposals involving musculoskeletal conditions including feedback and discussion (25 min each)

Low Back Pain: a new way forward?

Prof Bill Runciman, Professor of Patient Safety, Centre for Population Health Research, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Trial of glucocorticoids in acute sciatica

Dr Chris Lin, Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Implementation of an evidence-based model of care for low back pain in emergency departments: Protocol for the Sydney Health Partners Emergency Department (SHaPED) trial

Dr Gustavo Machado, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, University of Sydney

DICKENS – A randomised controlled trial of DIaCerein to treat KneE osteoarthritis with effusioNSynovitis

Dr Dawn Aitken, Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania

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

Dr Eindra Aung, Post doctoral Research Fellow, St Vincent’s Clinical School, University of New South Wales

3.30 pm Afternoon tea
3.50 pm

Session 4: Consumer engagement in ANZMUSC

Partnering with consumers in research: current evidence and examples

Ms. Anneliese Synnot, Research Fellow and Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group, La Trobe University, and Cochrane Australia, Monash University

Involving Patients as Research Partners: Lessons Learned from OMERACT

Prof Lyn March, Professor of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Panel discussion with consumers

Facilitators: Assoc. Prof Manuela Ferreira/ Prof Lyn March

Consumers: Ms Jacqui Gibson and Ms Annie McPherson (Members, ANZMUSC  Consumer Advisory Group), Ms Ornella Clavisi (Chair, ANZMUSC Consumer Advisory Group

5.00 pm Program close
5.15 pm Informal Networking event (Venue TBA)

 

DAY 2 Thursday, 22nd March 2018

Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Cabrini Institute

Time Session
8.00 am

Early Career Development Breakfast Meeting

Early Career Fellowships: local and international perspectives

Evidence dissemination through the lens of social media

Dr Gustavo Machado, NHMRC Early Career Fellow, The University of Sydney

Dr Mary O’Keeffe, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Sydney

9.15 am Registration – coffee and tea on arrival at the Cabrini Institute Foyer
9:30 am Hon Greg Hunt and entourage arrival – Tour of facilities
10.00 am

Official Launch of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence: Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network

Chair: Dr Michael Walsh, CEO Cabrini Health

Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Chair, ANZMUSC Executive Committee; Director, Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital; Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Professor Marc Parlange, Provost and Senior Vice-President, Monash University

Dr Andrew Black, Director, Research Development and Collaboration, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Sydney

Hon Greg Hunt Federal Minister for Health

10.30 am

Session 2: Indigenous Health

Chair: Prof Jane Latimer

Research with Indigenous Australians for better Musculoskeletal Health

Mr Mick Gooda, Former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Early Steps in Aboriginal Musculoskeletal Pain Research

Dr Ivan Lin, Senior Lecturer, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Rural Remote and Regional Health, University of Western Australia

Preventing Falls in Older Aboriginal people: The IRONBARK Trial

Prof Rebecca Ivers, Director, Injury Division, Professor of Public Health,  Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales

12.00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm

Session 3: Clinical Trial Proposal Open Forum #2

Chair: Dr Bethan Richards

Presentations on clinical trial proposals involving musculoskeletal conditions including feedback and discussion (25 min each)

The SSc-Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth Study

Associate Prof Mandana Nikpour, Rheumatologist, St. Vincent’s Hospital, NHMRC Fellow, University of Melbourne

Evaluation of a clinical pathway for hip fracture management in low and middle income country settings: a cluster randomised control trial

Prof Rebecca Ivers Director, Injury Division, Professor of Public Health,  Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales

CRISTAL: cluster randomised crossover trial of aspirin versus low molecular weight heparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in hip and knee replacement.

Prof Ian Harris AM, Orthopaedic Surgeon, University of New South Wales

Physical activity coaching for adults with impaired mobility: the COMEBACK trial

A/Prof Anne Tiedemann, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Expedited cataract surgery to prevent falls : the BRIGHT Trial – Best Practice Surgical and Refractive management for cataract

Assoc. Prof Lisa Keay, Director Injury Division, UNSW, The George Institute for Global Health

3.00 pm Afternoon tea

 3.30 pm

 

 

 

4.30 pm

Session 4:

Chair: Dr Sam Whittle

Communicating your message to the media

Ms Julia Medew, Walkley Award-winning journalist, PhD student, Bond University

ANZMUSC CRE plans, questions and answers

Prof Chris Maher, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

5.00 pm Program close

 

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