ACTA Annual Scientific Meeting: 10-12 November 2021

This virtual event will bring together a lineup of experts in the cutting-edge design and conduct of clinical trials and registry custodianship, policy and regulation, health care service delivery, health information technology, health economics and consumer engagement.


We are pleased to be offer a number of registration options for our ACTA community, including significant discounts for ACTA Members. This is just one of the benefits of an ACTA membership. Find out more about becoming an ACTA Member.

Theme and streams

Under the theme Strengthening the pipeline for clinical research, this event will provide a great opportunity to highlight, celebrate and discuss key topics across the full clinical research spectrum. The event will be delivered across 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

Program and speakers

Some of our great lineup of confirmed speakers include:

An update on the MRFF
Prof Ian Frazer AC
Chair, Australian Medical Research Advisory Board

National CQR and Virtual CQR Strategy
Ms Sally Rayner
Director, Quality, Performance and Reporting Section, Health Economics and Modelling Branch, Department of Health
Importance of global trial networks
Prof Anne Kelso AO
CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council

National Clinical Trials Governance Framework toward the accreditation of health services for the conduct of clinical trials
Prof Christopher Brook PSM
Chair, CTPRG
The role of AI and machine learning in trials
Prof Louisa Jorm
Foundation Director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW
Making AUS a strong partner and leader in genomic studies
Prof Kathryn North AC
Director, Murdoch Children's Research Institute


We sincerely thank the 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

Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions for the 2021 ACTA ASM have now closed

We sincerely thank our colleagues from across the sector who have submitted an abstract and we look forward to you being a part of this special event.

Key dates for abstract submissions:
Call for abstracts opened30 August 2021
Call for abstracts closed5pm AEST, 20 September 2021
Authors notified of outcome15 October 2021
Final submission deadline29 October 2021

NEW Emerging Leader Investigator Award

Thank you to those who have submitted an abstract for consideration for our new Emerging Leader Investigator Award. 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 2021.