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International Clinical Trials Day 2017
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international clinical trials day

Learning and networking event


Thursday 18 May 2017 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us on Thursday, 18 May at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc for a special event to mark International Clinical Trials Day 2017.


With an experienced panel of interesting guest speakers, this networking and learning occasion will celebrate the achievements of clinical trials over the years.


Some guest speakers include: 


Mr paul white

Chair, Australian Melanoma Consumer Alliance 


Paul White is the Chair of the Australian Melanoma Consumer Alliance (AMCA) which is a national body bringing together like consumer agencies across Australia to work in a more collegiate way.  

He is also the Consumer representative for the Melbourne Melanoma Project (MMP) and is on the Board of the Australian New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG).

He has been a guest speaker at many international, national and state forums advocating for co-production in health.

Paul has a passion to bring melanoma advocacy and support to the forefront of the national psyche.  Through the network that he works with, the melanoma community has benefited through newsletters, websites, public forums and social media platforms. 


Paul and other supporting patients and advocates have provided significant benefits to the melanoma trial landscape across Australia.  The consumer representatives provide valued feedback that ensures the trial partnership between researchers, patients and clinicians is open and trusted. 


Dr Suzanne Hasthorpe

Manager, Coordinating Office for Clinical Trial Rsearch

Dr Suzanne Hasthorpe is a senior healthcare business manager, government sector and health and medical research expert. She established a state-wide clinical trials framework for the Department of Health and Human Services to optimise and grow the clinical trials sector in Victoria.

Suzanne represents the Department of Health and Human Services on State and Commonwealth health bodies. Chair of the National Mutual Acceptance Jurisdictional Working Group (under the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council). She is a management Board member for a global clinical trial initiative under the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development, and a Secretariat to Ministerial committees and review bodies in Victoria.


Suzanne also has over 12 years of corporate governance experience as a non-executive Director in the private sector. 


Mr Brian wong

 Site Activation Management (SAM) Associate at Eli Lilly Australia


Brian Wong is a Sydney-based Site Activation Management (SAM) Associate at Eli Lilly Australia, where he manages site start-up activities for clinical trials across Australia and New Zealand.


He previously monitored clinical trials as a Clinical Research Associate and is currently the Informed Consent Form (ICF) subject matter expert at Eli Lilly – assisting with the development of global ICF training courses and materials. With a Masters in Pharmacy and Diploma of Innovation Management in Science, his focus at Eli Lilly has been on shaping patient care in clinical trials in the midst of technological change.  


More speakers to be announced shortly.  




We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.





Contact Us for Further Information

Name: Christine Zahren
Phone: (03) 9623 9400
Category: Clinical Trials
Tags: clinical trials, international clinical trials day, nurse education,
Event Info
Start: May 18, 2017 at 1:00PM
Finish: May 18, 2017 at 5:00PM
(UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Registrations Close
May 15, 2017 at 11:59PM
Level 1/80 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC, 3053
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Name: Christine Zahren
Phone: (03) 9623 9400
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