Tuesday, 10th November Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

8:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday, 10th November
Chair: Annette Cubitt

Please visit the website for full program including the topics to be covered and presenters: www.cosa2020.org/pre-conference-workshops

The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenging time for everyone involved in clinical trials research. Trials provide patients with the opportunity to access new treatments, therapies and technologies. New approaches to trial management have never been more important. Tele-oncology models of care have improved the delivery of specialist health care to rural and regional patients. Teletrials are an innovative patient centred model of care that builds on existing tele-oncology models. Teletrials aim to develop collaboration and networking between regional/rural and metropolitan centres, and between tertiary centres within the same metropolitan setting, to enhance engagement in research activity, increase patient recruitment, reduce disparity in cancer outcomes for geographically dispersed populations, build clinical trial capacity and provide trial related training. 
The concept and uptake of Teletrials is gathering momentum. Sharing strategies on how Teletrials can be implemented is an important step towards the routine inclusion of Teletrials in a site research portfolio. This will be explored in depth during a Clinical Professional Day Workshop on Tuesday 10 November prior to the ASM in Brisbane. All trials research professionals are warmly invited to attend, or to register for virtual attendance. 
This workshop is being held at the Icon Head Office on Cordelia Street, Brisbane (not the Convention Centre). With the generous support of Icon, we are also offering virtual registrations.