Past Event Programs

2015 ASM Program

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME  
8:00am – 9:00am Registration, tea and coffee Foyer
9:00am – 9:20am

Welcome and introductions

Why do we need ANZMUSC?

Chair and Official Opening: Professor Rachelle Buchbinder (5 min)

Director, Monash Dept Clinical epidemiology Cabrini Institute and Monash University

Mr Tony Kingdon (15 min)

Acting CEO, NHMRC

The NHMRC Perspective on Clinical Trial Networks

Lecture theatre

9:20am – 10:30am

 

Professor Alan Silman (15 min)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Oxford; former Medical Director Arthritis Research UK

ANZMUSC Clinical Trial Network: The value proposition

Professor John Zalcberg (15 min)

Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials Networks: The quality agenda

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder (15 min)

Director, Monash Dept Clinical Epidemiology Cabrini Institute and Monash University

The problem: Burden of musculoskeletal disease and current state of MSK trials

Dr Sam Whittle (15 min)

Consultant rheumatologist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Results of the ANZMUSC Survey

Discussion (10 min)

Lecture theatre
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea Foyer

11:00am – 12:35pm

 

Clinical trial network models

Chair: Ian Harris

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UNSW

Professor Alan Silman (20 mins)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Oxford; former Medical Director Arthritis Research UK

Bottom up versus top down models

Professor John Zalcberg (20 mins)

Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Different models and their governance

Clinical Associate Professor Craig French (20 mins)

Vice Chair, Australian & New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS)

ANZICS: Set up, funding, priorities, successes and challenges

Ms Rhiannon Tate (20 mins)

Executive Officer, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

How do other Australasian trials network do it? Results of the ACTA survey

Discussion (15 minutes)

Lecture theatre
12:35pm – 12:45pm

Professor Jane Latimer (10 mins)

Principal Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Instructions for Breakout Session 1

Lecture theatre
12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Foyer
1:30pm – 2:45pm Breakout Session 1: ANZMUSC: Vision, Mission and Scope, Values and Structure   Breakout rooms
2:45pm – 3:30pm

Breakout Session 1: report back and Discussion  

Facilitators: Professor Alan Silman, John Zalcberg

Lecture theatre
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea Foyer
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Consumers and policy makers

Chair: Professor Chris Maher

Head Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health

Ms Ainslie Cahill (15 min)

Chief Executive Officer, Arthritis Australia

What can consumers contribute?

Associate Professor Alex Collie (15 min)

Chief Executive Officer, ISCRR, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

How do you build relationships with policy makers?

Ms Amanda Mulcahy (15 min)

Senior Program Officer, Implementation Support, Australian Commission on Safety And Quality in Health Care

Variations in care and opportunities for clinical trials to address them

Discussion (10 min)

Lecture theatre

Sum up of the day

Professor Ian Harris (5min)

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UNSW

Lecture Theatre
7:00pm – 10:00pm Summit Dinner The Essoign Club: 1/205 William Street, Melbourne

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME  
9:00am – 9:45am

Embedding research in clinical care

Chair: Professor Chris Maher

Head Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for global Health

Associate Professor Meredith Temple-Smith (20 min)

Academic Lead, Australian Primary Care Research Network (APCReN)

Getting clinicians ‘research ready’

Ms Linda Martin (15 min)

Chief Executive Officer, Arthritis & Osteoporosis Victoria

Getting consumers ‘research ready’

Discussion (10 min)

Lecture theatre
9:45am – 10:30am

Getting funded

Professor Alan Silman (20 min)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Oxford; former Medical Director Arthritis Research UK 

What would it take to establish ANZMUSC?

Professor John Zalcberg (10 min)

Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Funding clinical trial networks in Australia and New Zealand

Discussion (15 min)

Lecture theatre
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea Foyer
11.00am – 12:05pm

ANZCA, AGIGT, PREDICT and UK Experience

Chair: Professor Lisa Stamp

Rheumatologist and Professor of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

Professor John Zalcberg (15 min)

Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

AGITG: Set up, funding, priorities, successes and challenges

Professor Paul Myles (15 min)

Founding member, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Trials Group

ANZCA: Set up, funding, priorities, successes and challenges

Associate Professor Ed Oakley (15 min)

Victorian Paediatrician Clinical Network (PREDICT)

PREDICT; Set up, funding, priorities, successes and challenges

Professor Alan Silman (15 min)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Oxford; former Medical Director Arthritis Research UK

The UK experience: Set up, priorities, challenges and outcomes

Lecture Theatre
12:05pm – 12:30pm

Getting Started

Professor Alan Silman (15 min)

Professor of Musculoskeletal Health, University of Oxford; former Medical Director Arthritis Research UK

Planning the next steps

Professor Ian Harris (10min)

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UNSW

Instructions for Breakout Session 2

Lecture theatre
12:30pm – 1:15pm Lunch Foyer
1:15pm – 2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: Initial goals and how they can be achieved?

 

Breakout Rooms
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Breakout Session 2: Report back and discussion

Facilitators: Professors Alan Silman and John Zalcberg

 Lecture theatre
3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea Foyer
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Next steps

Facilitators: Professors John Zalcberg and Alan Silman

Final summation, key points and next steps

Sum up

Professor Chris Maher

Head Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for global Health

Lecture theatre
5:00pm Close  

 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Program

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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

Welcome:  The ANZMUSC Clinical Trials Network

Overview of where we are up to, goals of this meeting and Plan for Day 1.

9.15 am

Session 1:  What does it take to run a major multi-centre clinical trial in 2016?

Featuring presentations by Professor John Myburgh AO (George Institute for Global Health), Associate Professor Laurent Billot (George Institute for Global Health) and Ms Amanda Jubb (George Clinical) on ethics, recruitment, retention, data management, statistics and monitoring requirements and strategies.

10.45 am Morning tea
11.15 am

Session 2: How will ANZMUSC function?

This session will aim to discuss and reach agreement on ANZMUSC governance, policies and processes including our structure and membership and the role of consumers

12.45 pm Lunch
1.30 pm

Session 3: How will ANZMUSC function? II

The session will aim to reach agreement on the ANZMUSC endorsement process including major criteria and what will be required of an ANZMUSC-endorsed trial

2.45pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm

Session 4: Study Proposal Open Forum #1

Open-Forum to discuss potential ANZMUSC trials and trial ideas

3:15pm Mr Andrew Lawson

3.40pm Associate Professor Christine Lin

4.05pm Professor Catherine Hill

4.30pm Associate Professor Michael Wiese

4.55pm Summary of the day and plans for Thursday
5.15 pm Informal networking event*

Day 2: Thursday April 28th 2016

Time Session
8.00 am

Early Career Development Breakfast Meeting**

Featuring presentations by Associate Professor Christine Lin (George Institute for Global Health), Dr Chris Williams (Hunter New England Local Health District), Dr Saraid Billiards (Director of the Research Grants team, NHMRC) and Ms Nicola Garrett (Co-founder and Editorial Director at the limbic)

9.00am Registration – coffee and tea available
9.15 am

Welcome

Summary of Day 1 and Plan for Day 2

9.30 am

Session 5: Priority Setting I

Featuring Prof Jonathan Craig (University of Sydney, paediatric nephrologist, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead) – Lessons about priority setting from the chronic kidney disease experience.

10.30 am Morning tea
11.00 am

Session 6: Study Proposal Open Forum #2

Open-Forum to discuss potential ANZMUSC trials and trial ideas

11.00am Dr Michael Azari

11.25am Dr Kevin Boundy

11.50am Professor Michele Sterling

12.15pm Associate Professor Justine Naylor

12.45 pm Lunch
1.30 pm

Session 7: Priority Setting II

Featuring Prof Jonathan Craig – An approach in child health and application to ANZMUSC

2:30

Session 8: Study Proposal Open Forum #3

Open-Forum to discuss potential ANZMUSC trials and trial ideas

2:30pm Margaret Smith

3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:30

Session 9: Study Proposal Open Forum #4

Open-Forum to discuss potential ANZMUSC trials and trial ideas

3.30pm Professor Ric Day

3.55pm Dr Steve Kamper

4.20pm Dr Chris Williams

4.45pm Future Directions and 2nd year Goals
5.00 pm Meeting Close

* Informal networking event is not included in registration

** Breakfast Meeting to be held in the Boardroom.

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 LinSenior 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 SterlingDirector – 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