Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will take place from 0900 - 1230 and 1330 - 1700 on Wednesday 2 October 2019.


$120 | ACTA Member, conference attendee workshop add on

$150 | ACTA Member - workshop only

$160 | Non Member - conference attendee workshop add on

$250 | Non Member - workshop only

*prices per workshop, includes arrival tea and coffee


Workshop 1

ABC of writing grants

Presenters: To be announced

Description: This workshop will cover the structure of the new NHMRC grant system, how to include a consumer in your grant application and systematic reviews.

Workshop 2

Embedding clinical trials: bring your own trial proposal - leave with it embedded

Presenters: Dr Derek Angus, Prof Steve Webb, Dr Nik Zeps.

Description: Bring a trial you are working on and learn to embed. This workshop will include one or two didactic presentations followed by a clinic.

Workshop 3

Health economics 101: how to do a health economics assessment as part of your trial

Presenters: A/Prof Rachael Morton and more to be announced

Description: This is a practical workshop – how to incorporate useful health economics. Including brainstorming and a panel discussion.


Workshop 4

Getting your paper published where you want

Presenters: Dr Stuart Spencer, Prof Ian Marschner and Dr Sherilyn Goldstone.


  • The Lancet golden dos and don’ts

  • Common statistical mistakes and solutions

  • Getting your message across - glamorous graphs and figures

  • The killer cover letter. Q&A panel - protocol publication, data sharing, conflicts of interest, CI reporting and data fraud

Workshop 5

Data safety and monitoring - the ABC of SDMCs

Presenters: Prof Ian Marschner and Prof Val Gebski.


  • Roles, responsibilities and Processes for IDSMCs

  • Statistical principles underlying recommendations

  • Dealing with emerging evidence, stopping processes

  • Special challenges and problems - case studies and mock IDSMC


Workshop 6

GCP NSW Health

Presenter: Anita Van Der Meer

Description: Coming soon