Educational Site Visits

Tailored educational opportunity

The ON TRACK Network hosts national educational site visits providing opportunity for sites to engage with clinical trials research and to enhance their evidence-based practice. This initiative developed in 2019 creates multidisciplinary educational opportunities that can be tailored to suit each individual site.

How they work

Senior ON TRACK Network members contribute to half-day educational meetings hosted at hospitals throughout New Zealand. Clinical teams at sites choose from a variety of clinical trials research topics and we provide some general information regarding the Network and its activities. We strongly encourage presentations by those involved in research at each site to optimise relevance to local clinical practice and to ensure topics are relevant across the disciplines providing maternal and perinatal care.


We have received great feedback from visits conducted around the country to date:

“The concept that every mother and baby is entitled to participate in a clinical trial is a big shift in thinking for me”

“Key message for me….importance of clinical trials for improving health outcomes, reducing harm and
reducing variation in practice”

“I really appreciated the presentations from both worlds, clinical practice and excellence in research. Evidence-based changes to clinical practice are fascinating and Jane, Caroline, Katie and Lisa showcased inspiring examples from maternal and neonatal health. I really hope for a repetition next year”

“I really liked how multidisciplinary the session was”

“Great presentations, very interesting”

“The session was really engaging and prompted great discussion”

Interested in a visit for your site?

If you would like ON TRACK Network colleagues to visit, please contact us and we will work with you and your Site Network Leader to schedule a visit and design your agenda.  Once dates and topics are confirmed we can provide flyers to help you advertise the visit and assist with administrative aspects to make the most of this opportunity for your site.