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