Open forum Presentation 2018 ASM

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 Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Cabrini Institute, 154 Wattletree Road, Malvern.

Key roles of the ANZMUSC Clinical Trial Network are to facilitate the conduct of large high quality multicentre trials answering clinically important questions in the area of musculoskeletal health and endorsement of such trials. The purpose of the presentation is to review research protocols and proposals according to the review criteria specified by ANZMUSC. Proposals of trials at all stages of development are eligible to be discussed during the open-forum sessions (from fully prepared NHMRC grant applications through to trial ideas). The open forum is intended to seek input about the research question, design, methodology, feasibility, recruitment improvements etc. It can also be used to invite additional investigators.

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.

Please be advised that applications received after this date may not be able to be accommodated in the timetable. All proposals are considered confidential.

N.B. All presenters must register to attend the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Presenters that fail to register for the meeting will be ineligible to present and their position in the timetable will be allocated to another research proposal.


  1. Complete the required information in the Open Forum Presentation Application form below.
  2. Attach a complete study protocol (protocol should include background, methods and impact of the research findings on policy and practice) or if the project is at an early development stage, submit as much information as possible.
  3. The proposal should include a summary of the study in lay language and two or three specific questions addressed to the Consumer Advisory Group, on topics related to consumer/participant involvement in the study
  4. Send this completed form and your protocol to

Open-Forum Proposal Presentation Application

  • please enter the title of your trial
  • please enter the name of the Chief investigator
  • please enter the email address of the Chief investigator
  • please enter the phone number of the Chief Investigator (international format)
  • please list the institution(s) of the Chief Investigator
  • please list the names and institutions of other investigators associated with this trial
  • please list the MSK condition(s) to be investigated in this trial
  • please list the aim(s) of the trial
  • please describe the trial design in brief
    please indicate which day you prefer to present your proposal
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.
    please upload your protocol here