ACTA Summit and Clinical Trials 2020 National Tribute and Award Ceremony

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We warmly invite you to join us for the ACTA Summit 2020: Monday, 30 November to Friday, 4 December 2020.

The ACTA Summit 2020 will be a ‘virtual’ gathering of Australian and international experts in the design and conduct of clinical trials, embedding research into service delivery, digital health care and data custodianship, healthcare policy and regulation, health economics, and consumer engagement.

The ACTA Summit 2020 will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector from the perspective of ACTA’s vision of better health through best evidence. The underlying themes of the ACTA Summit 2020 are:

  1. Innovations in Trials and Registries in Healthcare
  2. Impact of COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Future Initiatives

The Clinical Trials 2020: National Tribute and Award Ceremony will be presented during the Summit.
Experts in clinical trial design and implementation, health economics, consumer engagement, statistics, data and policy will come together to talk about the state of investigator-initiated clinical trials, clinical quality registries and clinical trial coordinating centres.

To capture as well as gain from the rapid changes the healthcare and research systems faced during COVID-19, ACTA Summit 2020 will:

  • Review the current landscape for conducting clinical research internationally and in the Australian healthcare system; highlighting successes, identifying challenges and solutions and examining how the rapid changes brought about by COVID-19 can be maintained and expanded.
  • Present advancements in clinical research methodology, registries, and data technologies for more effective and implementable outcomes.
  • Foster discussions that cut across disciplines and health conditions, leveraging opportunities.

ACTA Summit Program


10:30 – 11:40

Session 1: Innovations in Registry Development During COVID-19

11:40 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:10

Session 2: Role of Registries in the COVID era – Challenges and Opportunities

14:10– 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 – 16:10

Session 3: Innovations in Access to Health Data – Unlocking the Power of Big Data


10:00 – 11:40

Session 4: Clinical Trials 2020: National Tribute and Awards Ceremony

11:40 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:25

Session 5: Clinical Trials and COVID-19 - Brave New World


10:30 – 12:00

Session 6: Responses to COVID-19: the Broader Perspective

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 16:00

Digital Poster Session

16:00 – 17:40

Session 7: Novel Statistical Approaches to Clinical Trials and Registries


10:30 – 11:45

Session 8: Post COVID-19: New Approaches to Practice

11:45 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:30

Session 9: Embedding Registries in Healthcare


10:00 – 11:30

Session 10: Innovations in Clinical Trials Governance and Consumer Engagement


Call for Digital Posters

The Organising Committee is pleased to invite submissions for poster presentations. The poster sessions are scheduled for Wednesday 2 December 2020.

ACTA Summit 2020 digital poster session provides an opportunity to engage with attendees on the key themes of the Summit.

Instructions to Presenters: A maximum of one to two PowerPoint slides are allowed. Presenters have the option to include narration as part of their single slide. ACTA is allowing the inclusion of an audio recording, up to 2 (two) minutes with your slide. Please note this is not mandatory. Digital poster format will need to be a pptx file with dimensions equal to 16:9.

Details for submission will be updated here shortly.

Key Dates

• Registration Deadline Date: 25 November 2020

• Presentation Slides Submission Deadline: 13 November 2020

• Digital Poster Submission Deadline: 13 November 2020

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