The Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) have created the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and the Emergency Department Epidemiology Network (EDEN). During a symposium involving CTN and EDEN researchers discussed how to improve collaborate, multicenter research in Emergency Departments across Australia and New Zealand.
A dynamic symposium, the team sought to discuss practice aspects of delivering research in the ED setting. The development of collective research capacity reflects a key mission of this group in Australia, New Zealand, and beyond. First the team surveyed existing research capacity in the region. They followed up with sub topics from research-based networking to funding and clinical registries. Participants concluded with an introduction of various research proposals along with an invitation for a dynamic, exchange on those proposals with the audience.
ACEM Clinical Research
Based in Melbourne, Australia, ACEM is the primary training body for specialist emergency physicians in Australia and New Zealand. Recognized by the Australian Medical Council and Medical Council of New Zealand, it offers services for approximately 2700 Fellows and 2600 trainees. The ACEM Clinical Trials Training Network promotes investigator-initiated, collaborative, multicenter clinical research in emergency medicine throughout Australia and New Zealand. More details can be reviewed on the Clinical Trials Network website. Research falls into a “Strategic Priority” in their Business Plan covering 2019-2021.
ACEM EDEN leverages routinely collected, large scale data to fuel research and analysis to ultimately work to equitably improve ED care and save more lives across Australia and New Zealand.
Call to Action: Interested in Emergency Department clinical trials? ACEM is working to make research more collaborative and effective in Australia and New Zealand.