ARCS Annual Conference 2017

ARCS Annual Conference

22 - 24 August 2017
Australian Turf Club, Randwick, Sydney

CALL FOR SESSION AND PROGRAMME PROPOSALS

We wish to invite all interested parties from industry, research institutions, government and academia involved in the development and commercialisation of therapeutics to submit session proposals and programme suggestions for the 2017 ARCS Annual Conference to be held at the Australian Turf Club, Royal Randwick, Sydney.

The 2017 conference will have educational streams and themes relevant to professionals working across all types of therapeutic goods, and for those working in clinical research, regulatory affairs, quality/GMP, medical devices, reimbursement, pharmacovigilance, medical information, medical affairs/MSLs, leadership and workplace management.

Interested in submitting a programme suggestion?
The Conference Advisory Panel encourages individuals to submit programme suggestions they would like addressed during conference, including suggestions from individuals not able to speak as part of the programme.

Session proposals are sought from the following:

1) General educational areas:

  • Regulatory affairs
  • Clinical sponsor
  • Clinical investigator site
  • Health economics
  • Medical affairs/MSLs
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Asia Pacific regulations and developments
  • GMP and quality compliance
  • Medical devices
  • Reimbursement and market access
  • Leadership
  • Business skills
  • and more!

2) Therapeutic goods type, including:

  • Prescription medicines
  • Medical devices
  • IVDs
  • OTC medicines
  • Complementary medicines 
  • Biological medicines

Submission process
Members and non-members of the association are invited to make submissions in accordance with the Conference Submission Guidelines.  Please ensure your submission is completed via the web link provided, no later than 28 October 2016.

Reward and recognition
Attractive reward and recognition packages will be available for speakers and chairpersons who are accepted into the programme.  

Contact us
If you have any questions, please email the 2017 Conference Advisory Panel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Conference Submission Guidelines

The 2017 Annual Conference Advisory Panel encourages submissions which are thought provoking and include the sharing of actual case studies to promote information exchange.  Submissions should reflect contemporary issues and may be controversial and/or cutting edge.

    • All submissions must adhere to ARCS’ policy prohibiting explicit promotion of products or services by session speakers or chairs
    • All submissions should have a mix of speakers from a range of organisations and disciplines to provide a range of views on the proposed topic
    • All submissions should present a balanced view of the topic with conflicts of interests declared as part of the submission process
    • Type of submission include: Submissions will be included into the programme by the 2017 Conference Advisory Panel on the basis of content, originality, relevance to the ARCS membership and fit within the general programmeSubmissions will be included into the programme by the panel on the basis of content, orginality, relevance to the ARCS membership and fit within the general programme
      • A complete information sharing session/workshops, or
      • A speaking slot or  
      • Programme suggestion for consideration by the advisory panel  
    • Submissions will be included into the programme by the National Conference Advisory Panel on the basis of content, originality, relevance to the ARCS membership and fit within the general programme
    • There is no need to have speakers identified as part of this initial submission
    • More information on disciplines and themes are located within the online form
    • Proposals must be submitted via the online form and received at the ARCS Business Office by close of business 28 October 2016.

Questions about the conference should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Key timelines

Submission deadline: 28 October 2016
Notification of outcome: 2 December 2016

Additional timelines will be provided to those making submissions.