By engaging meaningfully with consumers and the community in the early stages of clinical trial, you can enhance your trial design and boost participant recruitment, engagement and retention.

On May 24, from 11am – 12.30pm, join Sydney Health Partners and Monash Partners for our second Consumer and Community Involvement Webinar, as we dive deeper into the early stages of clinical trial development.

Following the enthusiastic response to last year’s webinar, we are pleased to welcome back presenters, while also providing room for new voices, in two in-depth panel discussions that tackle the how and why of involving consumers in the early stages of clinical trials, from those who have lived it.

Panel discussions will cover how to encourage consumer involvement in clinical trial design, and why it matters. In the second half of the event, we will explore how consumer involvement in participant recruitment planning can help you recruit and retain more participants to your trial.

Draft Program

Part One: Encouraging Consumer Involvement in Clinical Trial Design

  • Professor Ian Davis, Medical Oncologist and Head, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University
  • Dr Natasha Brusco, Senior Research Fellow, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Monash University
  • Belinda Jago, Chair, Consumer Advisory Panel, Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group

Part Two: Encouraging Consumer Involvement in Participant Recruitment: Planning and Retention

  • Carol Fraczek, Consumer Advocate and Cancer Survivor
  • John Stubbs, Consumer and Healthcare Consultant
  • Leonie Young, ANZUP Consumer Advisory Panel
  • Professor Paul Keall, Director, ACRF Image X Institute, University of Sydney