Tuesday, 14 May 2013

‘Collaborative Clinical Trials in Intensive Care Medicine’ Conference in Prato, Italy



13.5.13 2013 Prato ProgramThe Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) is hosting the Collaborative Clinical Trials in Intensive Care Medicine Conference: International Trials in Réanimation at the Monash Centre in Prato, Italy (near Florence) on 5-7 June, 2013. ANZIC-RC’s Director, Professor Jamie Cooper, will be convening the Conference.

The Collaborative Clinical Trials in Anaesthesia Conference is being held which is being  held concurrently at the Monash Centre, Prato, and will be convened by Professor Paul Myles. Speakers include Louis Puybasset (France), Andrew Maas (Belgium), Laurent Brochard (France/Switzerland), Alain Combes (France), Jacques Duranteau (France), Yaseen Arabi (Saudi Arabia), Stefan Dieleman (The Netherlands), and John McNeil, Andrew Forbes and Rinaldo Belomo from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Topics covered during the three day program will include: Fluid resuscitation, clinical trial rationale and design, cluster mega trials and statistical modelling, international grant funding, results of various trials, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) research, in ternational collaboration and controversies, Erythropoietin in Traumatic Brain Injury (EPO-TBI) in Europe and the Middle East,Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in TBI,Prophylactic Hypothermia Trial to Lessen TBI – Randomised Controlled Trial (POLAR-RCT) in Europe, and The future foci of traumatic brain injury research.

The response  for this conference has been overwhelming , with participants registered from Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, UK, and the USA. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to engage with internationally renowned leaders in intensive care medicine clinical trials, including European leaders, and will be invaluable for strengthening and further developing the School’s international collaborations. For any enquiries, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Amanda Martin, by email at amanda.martin@monash.edu.

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