Who is CTANZ?
The Clinical Trials Network Australia and New Zealand (CTANZ) provides a platform for surgical Trainees, junior doctors and medical students to carry out high quality surgical research and trials to enhance patient care.
Formed in 2017 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), CTANZ provides the tools necessary for participants to learn how to carry out investigator-led multi-centre clinical trials and cohort studies.
Professor David Watson, Clinical Director
Dr Lorwai Tan, CTANZ Coordinator
Leading the way to transforming patient care through Trainee-led clinical studies.
To equip the next generation of surgical Trainees with the research, management and organisational skills necessary to initiate and drive large multi-centred clinical trials and cohort studies. We will support Trainees as they work towards improving patient outcomes through evidence-based clinical research.
What does CTANZ do?
Since its inception, CTANZ has grown and fostered a growing number of Trainee-led networks, engaging over 1,000 Trainees, Fellows, junior doctors and medical students throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in the following specialties:
- General Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
We support participants by providing them with a structured process and tools to aid their learning.
How does CTANZ work?
How can I join CTANZ?
Trainees undergoing the Surgical Education and Training program at RACS, junior doctors, unaccredited registrars and medical students are welcome and encouraged to join CTANZ.
Email CTANZ Coordinator Kristy Atherton at CTANZ@surgeons.org to find out how you can join CTANZ, or work with us to develop a new network in your region or for your specialty.