ACTA Annual Scientific Meeting: 10-12 November 2021

This virtual event will be an excellent opportunity for learning, networking and discussing sector-wide advancements, both locally and internationally.

Theme and streams

We are pleased to announce the 2021 ACTA ASM theme – Strengthening the pipeline for clinical research

We will have 5 event streams:

STREAM 1: Translation of clinical registry findings into practice

STREAM 2: Capacity building to optimise trial design, conduct and impact

STREAM 3: Facilitating efficient and cost-effective recruitment and completion of clinical trials

STREAM 4: Accelerating Australian discovery and innovation through trials and well-phenotype cohorts

STREAM 5: Australia as the “go-to” partner for global and industry supported trials

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions have been extended until 5pm AEST, Monday 20 September 2021!

We invite colleagues from across the sector to submit an abstract and be part of this special event.

NEW Emerging Leader Investigator Award

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Emerging Leader Investigator Award as part of the ACTA ASM. This Award aims to recognise the outstanding accomplishments of young investigators in our sector. 
As determined by the ACTA ASM Organising Committee, the three young investigators with the highest-ranked abstracts will be invited to give a 10-15 minute live oral presentation in a dedicated session on Thursday, 11 November, from 2:30-3:15 pm. Full details of eligibility and submission are included in the submission form and guidelines above.

Key dates for abstract submissions:
Call for abstracts opens30 August 2021
Call for abstracts closes5pm AEST, 20 September 2021
Authors notified of outcome15 October 2021
Final submission deadline29 October 2021


Our event theme will provide a great opportunity to highlight, celebrate and discuss key topics across the full clinical research spectrum. We can also confirm that the program will include a dedicated registries stream: Translation of clinical registry findings into practice.

A draft program will be available soon.


Registrations for 2021 ACTA ASM will open soon.


We sincerely thank our generous sponsors who have been involved in ACTA events. We are so grateful for your support and we look forward to working with you again at this exciting event.

For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities please contact us