ACTA, PRAXIS, ARCS and CT:IQ collaborate to host clinical trials online forum

launching on International Clinical Trials Day, 20 May 2020 from 1:30 - 2:30pm

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA), PRAXIS Australia, ARCS Australia and CT:IQ have come together to create Beyond COVID-19: a solution-focussed forum after identifying a need for the clinical trial sector to collaborate and share information.

Beyond COVID-19: a solution-focussed forum is an exciting new initiative for people working in clinical trials and registries to share their learnings and assist with solutions.

It will be open for anyone to read, and registration to participate is simple. Clinical trialists can instantly share their knowledge, assist with responses and point each other to useful resources or contacts; from ethics to telehealth, pharmaceutical supply to remote monitoring.

Solving problems is at the heart of clinical trials, and the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sector becoming more agile; adapting existing trials, finding new ways to commence planned trials, or moving quickly to help test treatments and solve the riddles of coronavirus.

The pathway out of the pandemic will also see some twists and turns and more problem-solving for the sector, where the Beyond COVID-19: a solution-focussed forum will continue to be a sharing space.

Join us all at 1:30 pm AEST on International Clinical Trials Day, Wednesday 20 May, for the official launch of Beyond COVID-19: a solution-focussed forum.

A guest panel of experts will be live on the forum for the launch to offer their perspectives on your questions about clinical trials through COVID-19 and beyond.

The line-up of expert panellists on the forum for live discussion includes:

  • Bioethicist, Prof Ian Kerridge from University of Sydney and Director of PRAXIS Australia
  • Jurisdictional Clinical Trials; Anita Van Der Meer Manager, clinicaltrialsNSW at NSW Health and Melissa Hagan Director of the Queensland Clinical Trials Coordination Unit
  • Research and clinical operations; Robert Kent, Research Operations Manager, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Samantha Smith, Clinical Operations Manager, CMAX Clinical Research.
  • Pharmaceutical clinical research, Carrie Bloomfield, Associate Director, Clinical Research Australia, Glaxosmithkline Australia

The forum will be hosted at

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