ACTA Summit and Clinical Trials 2020 National Tribute and Award Ceremony


The ACTA Summit 2020 was held from Monday, 30 November to Friday, 4 December 2020.

The ACTA Summit 2020 was a ‘virtual’ gathering of a broad range of Australian and international experts coming together to discuss the design and conduct of clinical trials, developments in clinical quality registries, embedding research into healthcare, new approaches to practice, and innovations in clinical trial governance and consumer engagement.

The ACTA Summit 2020 focused 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 were:

  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 was presented during the Summit. This collaborative event recognised the achievements of the sector, with awards for the ACTA Trial of the Year, ACTA STInG Excellence in Trial Statistics, and the ACTA Consumer Involvement.

Experts in clinical trial design and implementation, health economics, consumer engagement, statistics, data and policy came 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:

  • Reviewed 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.
  • Presented 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

View the full program here:

Summit Video Recordings

The video recordings of each session are available for registered delegates to access on the ACTA Summit App till the end of this year. Simply sign back in & watch any of the pre-recorded sessions available on demand under the program tab of the digital platform. For those who didn’t register to attend the Summit can now watch the live recordings at any time convenient to you here.

Digital Posters

The digital poster session provided an opportunity to engage with attendees on the key themes of the Summit. All posters submitted can be viewed on the ACTA Summit 2020 Conference/Mobile App digital Poster Gallery till the end of this year.


We are very grateful to the continued support of our event sponsors.

  • Gold Sponsors
    • NSW Office for Health and Medical Research
    • Bellberry Limited
  • Clinical Trials 2020: National Tribute and Awards Ceremony Sponsor
    • Medicines Australia
  • Session Sponsor
    • MTPConnect

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