Adaptive Platform Trial Scientific Meeting

SEPT 28-29, 2023 | TORONTO, ON

Abstract Submission: June 30, 2023
Notification: July 31, 2023
Registration: September 8, 2023

Conference Objectives

Understand the concept and advantages of adaptive platform trials over traditional randomized controlled trials

Understand the statistical methods used in adaptive platform trials, including Bayesian methods and sequential hypothesis testing

Identify the practical challenges associated with adaptive platform trials and learn how to address them

Abstract Guidelines

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Adaptive Platform Trial Scientific Meeting.

Research can be completed or in progress and must use an adaptive platform trial design to be considered. First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Complete one form for each paper and do not resubmit it. Contact us at if you run into any difficulties. Following the submission deadline, the organizing committee will send out acceptance notifications through email, along with details regarding the presentation format.

The abstract submission is primarily for the Trainee Lightning Presentations.

Please note that all presenters are required to register for the event.

Submissions need to include

  • Presentation title
  • Presenter name, email and affiliation/institution (limited to one presenter per paper)
  • Co-author(s) name and affiliation/institution
  • 500-word abstract with the following headings: Background, Approach, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Funding (if applicable)

Format: In-person oral presentation

Deadline to submit: June 30

Notification: July 31, 2023

Agenda at a Glance

Sept 28

  • Introduction to APTs and their Advantages
  • Case Studies of APTs
  • Trainee Lightning Presentations
  • Bayesian methods and sequential hypothesis testing
  • Overview of the statistical methods used in APTs
  • Hands-on practice session using software for MAMS trial design

Sept 29

  • Ethical Considerations in APTs
  • Recruitment & Overcoming Practical Challenges in APTs
  • Grant Writing & Protocol Development Workshop

Who should attend?

Clinical Scientists
Quantitative Scientists
Clinical Project Managers
Clinical Research Advisors
Clinical Trial Directors

APT Scientific Meeting Scholarship

We believe a diversity of skills, experiences, and viewpoints are needed to shape adaptive platform trials that can build a healthier world. We also believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue connections in the field, network with experts and peers, and build a career in research. To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups from attending leading conferences, we are excited to offer a scholarship for the APT Scientific Meeting.

Scientific Committee

Andrew Pinto


Angela Cheung


Alan Katz


Rubeshan Perumal

MPH, MMed, MPhil

Present at the APT Scientific Meeting

Are you interested in presenting at this event? Complete the form below to submit your topic by June 30.