The conveners invite submissions from those interested in presenting their research ideas at the Symposium.
The ACEM Research Network Symposium aims to foster multicentre clinical research in emergency medicine across Australia and New Zealand, and beyond. This includes clinical trials, observational and epidemiological studies. We invite submissions on topics across the range of emergency medicine practice. The project proposals should be focused on emergency department patients as research participants and involve emergency medicine clinicians or researchers as leaders within the project team. The scope and design of the project will involve multiple collaborating emergency departments.
The symposium is now open for submissions for presentations in two categories. A short presentation of the project will be followed by a floor-discussion with the objective of providing investigators constructive feedback to maximise the likelihood of successfully delivering the study.
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All presenters must register to attend the symposium. Acceptance of submissions into the program is contingent upon receipt of registration fee. Those who submit the application must present the project.
These are ideas for multicentre research projects in early stage, typically in protocol development. There should be a strong rationale and some idea of design. Alternatively, the idea may be to expand a single centre study or pilot study to other sites. Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes with up to 10 minutes for discussion and feedback.
This year the top project(s) will be workshopped on day two, receiving invaluable input from experienced emergency medicine researchers.
These are projects at a more advanced stage of development. There will be an established research team, well-developed protocol, projected sample size and number of sites and a clear timeline for obtaining funding and approvals if these are not yet in place. Recruitment may or may not have commenced. Presentations will be 10 minutes with up to 15 minutes for discussion and feedback.
Places are limited so be sure to get your submission in before 8 June 2021.
Call for submissions open – 1 April 2021.
Call for submissions close – 7 June 2021
All submissions must use the submission template. When reviewing the submissions, reviewers will consider:
- Potential for multicentre research
- Junior investigator involvement
- Research question(s) well described
- Research population well described
- Outcome measures described
- Research relevant to emergency medicine clinical practice
- Criteria to be considered for breadth and suitability of research topic
Criteria to be considered for breadth and suitability of research topics
- Population - geriatric, adult, paediatric
- Existing research known to cover/be covering the topic
- Type of study design - RCT, Cluster RCT, Other randomised trial design, cohort study, case control study, registry based study
- Intervention - drug, process, education procedure, other