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Monday 26 June 2017

PTNA Trials Day 2017

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On 30 August 2017 Paediatric Trials Network Australia will bring together experts in rare childhood diseases and in rare treatments for diseases from all over Australia for the PTNA Trials Day. 

With a focus on clinical trials, this full day event will be jam-packed with presentations and robust discussion including topics such as:

  • Cannabinoid studies in intractable epilepsy
  • Umbrellas, baskets and platforms: brave new world of trail design for rare and not-so-rare diseases
  • Trials of novel treatments in developmental disorders: methodological challenges and outcome assessment
  • Emerging treatments in spinal muscular atrophy 
  • Statistical principles for clinical trials 
  • The role of genomics and the role of preotomics in rare diseases

Researchers, study co-ordinators, research nurses and other health and research professionals who are interested in rare diseases are encouraged to register now!

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PTNA is not accepting abstracts for oral prestnations (approximately 20 minutes). Abstract submissions will close on 14 July 2017. Registration is complementary for successful abstract presenters (up to three).  You must be from a PTNA member organisation - check our home page for member sites. 
Abstracts should align with the PTNA objectives.  A panel will review all abstracts and successful applicants will be notified by email at least three weeks before the Trials Day. Please use the template to submit your abstract.  Proffered abstracts do not need be on rare diseases. 
 DON'T FORGET the PTNA Concept Development Scheme. Submit your concept for review and development by Australia's top clinical triallists. You may also apply for a small monetary grant for services or provision of services such as trial design, biostatistics or health economics depending on your needs.  The process takes approximately 8 weeks so APPLY NOW to be considered for the open call for abstracts.    
Audience:  All welcome.  The day will be aimed at professionals involved in clinical research and those who are interested in becoming involved in clinical research. The theme for the day is rare childhood diseases and most of the presentations will focus on this topic. Students are welcome. 
Location: The Bright Alliance, Randwick NSW. 
Price: $100 Medical staff   $75 Non-medical
For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +61 3 9936 6322.
Disclaimer: Best endeavours will be made to present the program as advertised. PTNA reserves the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. PTNA is not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the PTNA does not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays or changes. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. PTNA does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings. 
Registration refunds for cancellations received at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before COB 16 August 2017 will only be made in exceptional circumstances. PTNA must be advised in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of any alterations or transfers. No refunds will be given after 16 August 2017.