Webinars

PRAXIS is currently offering a series of FREE webinars, designed to support our HREC and Clinical Trials sector as they prepare to emerge from the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic. Our PRAXIS Australia webinar series is generously supported by SMGCP, MTPConnect, the NSW Health Office for Health and Medical Research, SA Health Medical Education and Training Unit and our newest sponsor, Health Translation SA. PRAXIS would like to express our most sincere thanks to these sponsors for their generous support.

Building Resilience in times of Covid-19

Review our menu of FREE webinars to help you to manage your sites, research and clinical trials, with a particular focus on resilience in the era of Covid-19.

Each session is facilitated by sector experts to ensure that the advice you are receiving is relevant and current. Together, we can find strategies to ensure our sector remains strong and that collectively we can emerge from the other side of the pandemic, strong, resilient and more competitive than ever.

COVID-19, Clinical Trials and the Life Sciences - understanding cyber and liability risks of the virtual and digital world

Date: Tuesday, 14th July 2020        Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Facilitators: 

Genevieve Mathews – Senior Associate, Lockton Companies Australia 

Mark Luckin – Senior Associate, Cyber and Technology at Lockton Companies Australia 

Will Clarke – Underwriter at Newline Australia Pty Limited 

From recruitment to submission, hybrid and virtual clinical trials and the increased application of digital healthcare technologies present risks we may not have imagined. It’s essential to have plans in place to protect your emerging liabilities. With virtual clinical trials and digital healthcare becoming the ‘new normal’ post COVID-19, its critical that we understand the areas of risk and what we need to do to protect our operations and participants. Join our panel of Insurance and Cyber risk Industry experts as they discuss the impact of cyber and liability risks to the Clinical Trials and Life Sciences sectors and find out what you must consider in order to actively respond to this pandemic as well as plan and prepare for the future. 

Clinical Trials and AI: Opportunities and New Frontiers

Date: Thursday, 16th July 2020      Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 

Facilitator: Michelle Gallaher – CEO Opyl AI

Artificial Intelligent (AI) Is playing an ever-increasing role in clinical trial recruitment, design, prediction and delivery. Whether it’s mining electronic health records, clinical data, imaging and disease registries, listening to patient reported outcomes on social media, recruiting to trials via social networking sites like Facebook or even predicting outcomes, artificial intelligence and new social networking technologies are rapidly gaining traction and momentum in this sector. Real world data, particularly that generated by patients and carers, is now being used in novel ways, helping us to better understand the real lived experience of patients and carers and in designing more patient-centric clinical interventions, engagement, compliance, retention and research opportunities. 

Despite the apparent benefits of these new approaches, there are a number of significant ethical considerations and challenges, as well as adjustments likely to be required to regulatory frameworks as these technologies evolve and the social licence to operate is continuously negotiated. What are the AI data-centric approaches currently in play and entering the sector, and how can we best optimise these emerging platforms to drive more effective recruitment, improve trial design and delivery and be more inclusive of different clinical trials populations across all Australian regions, whilst ensuring compliance and the frameworks for valid informed consent are upheld. 

Quality Management Systems: An introduction

Date: Friday, 24th July 2020         Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Facilitator: Melanie Gentgall, CEO PRAXIS Australia and Jaspreet Sidhu – Senior Project Manager, Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials are conducted to collect the data necessary to provide information about the safety and efficacy of new treatments and interventions, that ensure that we as a society receive access to high quality, safe and efficacious treatments. Applying and adhering to Standards such as GCP and other local and international guidance provides a framework for compliance – but what about the “Quality” element that is now an essential component of clinical trial conduct?

As our sector is impacted by possible downturns in business related to Covid-19, now is a good time to review your internal processes and systems to ensure they are robust when we return to full operational capacity. This webinar will introduce the essential elements of a Quality Management System (QMS), and provide you with the foundational skills to help you to develop a QMS locally.

Refresher GCP 1

Facilitator: Sophie Mepham, ICON

Date: Friday, 28th August, 2020        Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Participation only open to NSW Health and NSW Medical Research Institute Staff. 

In conjunction with Sophie Mepham GCP, PRAXIS Australia and NSW Health OHMR, clinical trials NSW are offering sites and institutions from across NSW Health, access to this webinar: Good Clinical Practice Refresher. This webinar based training platform can be used by sites and institutions to support their staff and protect the safety and welfare of research participants. These training sessions can be accessed by your staff remotely – from home or wherever they may be.

These sessions cover the required minimum GCP Refresher elements, as articulated by TransCelerate, to provide evidence of compliance with GCP, to ensure your site and institution remain compliant with the minimum training requirements.

Certificates of attainment will be issued to all attendees after each session, upon successful completion of a short online quiz.

Intro to GCP

Facilitator: Sophie Mepham, ICON

Date: Friday, 18th September, 2020         Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Participation only open to NSW Health and NSW Medical Research Institute Staff. 

In conjunction with Sophie Mepham GCP, PRAXIS Australia and NSW Health OHMR, clinical trials NSW are offering sites and institutions from across NSW Health, access to this webinar: Introduction to GCP. This webinar based training platform can be used by sites and institutions to support their staff and protect the safety and welfare of research participants. These training sessions can be accessed by your staff remotely – from home or wherever they may be.

These sessions cover the required minimum GCP elements, as articulated by TransCelerate, to provide evidence of compliance with GCP, to ensure your site and institution remain compliant with the minimum training requirements.

Certificates of attainment will be issued to all attendees after each session, upon successful completion of a short online quiz.

Refresher GCP 2

Facilitator: Sophie Mepham, ICON

Date: Friday, 30th October, 2020        Time: 9:00am-11:00am

Participation only open to NSW Health and NSW Medical Research Institute Staff. 

In conjunction with Sophie Mepham GCP, PRAXIS Australia and NSW Health OHMR, clinical trials NSW are offering sites and institutions from across NSW Health, access to this webinar: Good Clinical Practice Refresher. This webinar based training platform can be used by sites and institutions to support their staff and protect the safety and welfare of research participants. These training sessions can be accessed by your staff remotely – from home or wherever they may be.

These sessions cover the required minimum GCP Refresher elements, as articulated by TransCelerate, to provide evidence of compliance with GCP, to ensure your site and institution remain compliant with the minimum training requirements.

Certificates of attainment will be issued to all attendees after each session, upon successful completion of a short online quiz.

Disruption, adaptation and adoption: What does the new face of Clinical Trials look like?

Date: TBA         Time: TBA

Facilitator: TBA