Day 1

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

Day 2

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