We are pleased to announce that ANZMUSC has been awarded an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) at the last funding round in 2017.

The CRE will be launched by Hon Greg Hunt the Federal Minister for Health on March 22nd 2018 at the Cabrini Health Malvern Auditorium, 183 Wattletree Road, Malvern VIC 3144.

The launch will be followed by the Annual Scientific Meeting which includes presentations of clinical trial proposals by musculoskeletal researchers as well as a session devoted to musculoskeletal health of indigenous Australians and updates on the progress of ANZMUSC endorsed trials.

Applications for ANZMUSC endorsement


The following process is required for all studies seeking ANZMUSC endorsement.

  1. All applicants will apply to present their trial in an open forum at the ANZMUSC Annual Scientific meeting. Discussion of each proposal will be led by a reviewer appointed by the Scientific Committee, who will have reviewed the proposal beforehand.
  2. If agreed to at the ANZMUSC meeting (following the open forum), the application is submitted to the Scientific Committee.
  3. The application will be reviewed by 2 research reviewers and 1 consumer and a decision made by the committee whether to recommend endorsement, enable further development of the proposed trial to meet endorsement standards or reject endorsement.
  4. The applicant is notified of the decision within 4 weeks of submission.
  5. Projects marked for development will need to be revised and resubmitted to the committee for endorsement. This process is expected to involve interaction between the investigators and the Scientific Committee prior to resubmission in order to increase the likelihood of endorsement.
  6. The final decision will be made by the Executive committee, usually on the basis of the recommendation of the Scientific Committee.

For more information on how to apply for clinical trial presentations at the ANZMUSC Annual Scientific meeting please click here

2018 ANZMUSC Open forum submission applications

Applications are now open to submit a research proposal for presentation and discussion at the Fourth ANZMUSC Annual Scientific Meeting on March 21st 2018 at the AMREP Lecture Theatre, Alfred Hospital, 89 Commercial Road, Prahran and March 22nd 2018 at the Cabrini Health Auditorium, Cabrini Hospital, 183 Wattletree Road, Malvern.

We now invite submission of clinical trial proposals for discussion at an open-forum session during the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.

We will consider:

  • Trials that have already received NHMRC or other funding but have not yet commenced
  • Trials that have been unsuccessful in attracting funding
  • Trials that are not yet fully developed
  • Ideas for trials

We will try to accommodate all submitted proposals. Notification of timing and format of presentation will be advised by 10 March 2018.

For further information, contact sheilacyril@cabrini.com.au

To apply, visit http://anzmusc.org/open-forum-presentation-2018-asm/

Save the date – 2016 Meeting April 26-28, Sydney

The ANZMUSC working group is pleased to announce that the ANZMUSC 2016 ASM will occur April 27th-28th in Sydney, Australia.

We are also running a pre-meeting workshop on engaging consumers in research on April 26th at the George Institute for Global Health.

Stay tuned! registration will open February 2016

NZ representative on working group

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Will Taylor from the University of Otago’s Rehabilitation and Research Unit has joined the current ANZMUSC working party.

Check out his bio on the working group page on the website.

Summit Success!

We’re proud to announce that over the course of the Summit, participants worked together to construct and agree on the mission, vision, values and some challenging 1 year goals for ANZMUSC.

Thanks to all those who attended and made it such a success.

We’ll keep you updated on the groups progress and future meetings.