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International Clinical Trials Day 2018
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Learning and networking event



7:30am - 9:30am

Join us on Thursday, 17 May at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc for a free special event to mark International Clinical Trials Day 2018.  


Our esteemed panel of experts will address the current climate of clinical trials in Australia; upcoming industry changes; and the impact of these changes. 


A light breakfast will be provided, along with an opportunity to network with attendees and speakers at the conclusion of the presentations. 


Guest speakers include: 


      Carlo Maccarrone M.Pharm., Ph.D., ACF 

          Asia Pacific Regional Director - Clinical Operations, GSK

        Topic: TransCelerate’s Industry Collaboration and its Impact on the Future of



Carlo trained as a pharmacist before completing a Master of Pharmacy degree in cardiovascular pharmacology (Monash University), and a PhD at in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Austin Hospital (Melbourne University). He began his career in academic research before joining the pharmaceutical industry in 1988 where he has held a variety of positions in Clinical Research, Head of Pharmaceutical Product Development (formulation & line extensions) and Academic Research Alliances. Carlo joined GSK as a CRA in 1989, and has assumed various roles of increasing responsibility including Head of Clinical Operations for Australia & New Zealand, and his current appointment as Asia Pacific Regional Director - Clinical Operations since 2015.  


Carlo has been an active contributor to a number of Government & Industry Committees in Australia, has been a past Co-Chair of the Australian Pharmaceutical Industry R&D Taskforce, Fellow of ARCS Australia (Professional Association), a Director of the ARCS Board, and is currently the Australian Country Lead for TransCelerate. 


      Michelle burke

          Advisor, MTP Connect 

        Topic: Clinical Trials in Australia: the economic profile and competitive position

        of the sector 


Michelle Burke is a Director and senior executive in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. She is the Principal and Director of Indigo Advisory, an independent advisory consultancy. She also serves on Boards, committees and advisory groups, including AusBiotech Board, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), ANU Industry Advisory Board, and the Strategic Advisory Group of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission.


Excellence in Clinical Trials Award 2018 


The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is hosting the inaugural Excellence in Clinical Trials Award. This Award will be presented at the International Clinical Trials Day event to a Registered or Enrolled Nurse who provides an exemplary example of their commitment to delivering exceptional care to their patients. 


Some examples of this may include: 


  • Acknowledgment by their peers and/or patients as an outstanding nurse  
  • Delivers outstanding patient care 
  • Has undertaken a project or initive that makes a positive difference to research practices and/or clinical trial awareness in the community
  • Demonstrates a commitment to supporting colleagues and has a team-based approach to care 
  • Actively raises the profile and value of research nursing  



  • A commemorative trophy and certificate
  • A three day ticket (valued at $2080.00) to attend the 2018 ARCS Annual Conference in Sydney, from 21-23 August 2018 (includes one three day ticket only, accommodation and flights are not included). This prize has been generously donated by ARCS Australia. 


If you know a Clinical Trial Coordinator that you believe fits the criteria, download a copy of the nomination form here.


Nominations must be received by 5:00pm Friday, 11 May 2018. Email completed entries to czahren@skincancer.asn.au  




We are grateful for the support of our sponsors.





Contact Us for Further Information

Name: Christine Zahren
Phone: 03 9623 9416
Category: Events
Tags: Carlo Maccarrone, clinical trials, International Clinical Trials Day 2018, Michelle Burke, nurse education,
Event Info
Start: May 17, 2018 at 7:30AM
Finish: May 17, 2018 at 9:30AM
(UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Registrations Close
May 16, 2018 at 11:59AM
Level 1/80 Drummond Street
Contact Details
Name: Christine Zahren
Phone: 03 9623 9416
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There is no charge for this event. Seats are limited so please register if you would like to attend.
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