2024 ARCS Australia Annual Conference

The Future of Medicine: 

The confluence of devices, drugs and data. 

The confluence of devices, drugs, and data represents a paradigm shift in healthcare delivery towards a more interconnected, personalized, and data-driven approach. This integrated approach has the potential to revolutionize how diseases are prevented, diagnosed, and treated, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes and more efficient healthcare systems.

The ARCS Annual Conference stands as the renowned must-attend industry event where Regulatory Authorities, Government, industry professionals, consumers, patients, practitioners, researchers, and academia come together to unite, educate, inform and network. This year, the ARCS Annual Conference theme is "The Future Of Medicine: The confluence of devices, drugs and data", featuring a comprehensive program with parallel sessions spanning three days. 

  • Location: Level 2, International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, Sydney. 
  • Date: 12 – 14 June 2024
  • Time: 8:45 am - 6:30 pm

For more details on the conference three-day program and to secure your registration, please see the information below.

Key Speakers

Professor Karen Woolley

Professor, University of Sunshine Coast, University of Queensland

Ann Single

Vice President, HTAi; Coodinator (PVI)Patient Voice Initiative. Health Technology Assessment International [HTAi]

Dr. Lisa Eckstein

Director of Philanthropic Activities, Bellberry Ltd

International Speakers

Hamish King

Chief Operating Officer, Cisema

Hong Kong

Michelle Lott

 Founder and principal, leanRAQA


Dr. Robert McDowall

Analytical Chemist; SME, GAMP 


Dr. Pedro Franco

Head of Europe Global Regulatory and Scientific Policy, Merck KGaA


Dr. Tiina Palomaki

Director, Principal consultant, Cencora Pharmalex


Phil Tregunno

Deputy Director of Patient Safety Monitoring, MHRA


Conference Overview
Conference Overview

The inaugural day of the conference will centre on the latest developments within the regulatory landscape both in Australia and internationally. This day will be dedicated to delivering essential updates for professionals engaged in overseeing prescription and non-prescription medications, medical devices regulations, GMP/Manufacturing as well as Medical Operations.

Continuing our tradition, we are collaborating with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to guarantee that the agenda encompasses updates from relevant branches regarding significant projects and initiatives. The day 1 program will conclude with a “must attend” welcome reception.

Educational Streams:

  • GMP/Manufacturing
  • Reimbursement Policy
  • Prescription and Non-prescription Medicine Regulation
  • Prescription Medicines Regulation
  • Medical Devices Regulation
  • Medical Operations
  • Leadership, Wellness and Resilience

The second day of the conference provides updates on device reimbursement, prescription and device regulation, Pharmacovigilance, Medicine Reimbursement, Clinical Research and Data, Technology, and Informatics. This day will focus on sector updates and the use of technology across the sector.

As in past years, we are working with the TGA to ensure that the program includes update from the relevant branches on key projects and activities. 

The day 2 program will include a “must attend” networking function at the end of the day. Come to the conference dinner and experience the stunning displays of Vivid Sydney from the unique vantage point of a Sydney Harbour cruise.

Educational Streams:

  • Clinical Research Landscape
  • Clinical Research
  • Prescription and Devices Regulation
  • Prescription Medicines Regulation
  • Reimbursement
  • Data, Technology and informatics
  • Pharmacovigilance

This day brings further insights into clinical operations from the sponsor, site, and patient’s perspectives. This day sees the introduction of a dedicated stream addressing diversity, inclusiveness and consumer engagement in research and clinical workforce and capacity. The day will also include a stream focused on educating and integrating entrepreneurs and innovators. Back by popular demand is the student careers and workforce and capacity streams. 

The day 3 program will conclude with a “must attend” closing reception.

Educational Streams:

  • Clinical Research
  • Diversity, inclusiveness and consumer engagement
  • Clinical Workforce and Capacity
  • BioBeacon
  • Innovation/General Interest
  • Leadership, Wellness and Resilience
  • Careers and the MTP Sector

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