Research4Me will be exhibiting and participating in a panel discussion at the upcoming Australian Clinical Trials Alliance conference – ACTA Summit 2018. We are offering one patient or carer who might be interested in learning more about the clinical trials environment, and networking with the researchers running clinical trials with a view to becoming more engaged in research, the opportunity of a free registration to attend.
Providing opportunities for greater consumer participation in medical research-related conferences is part of our ongoing commitment to closing the gap between patients and researchers, and building the health consumer workforce for research (ie the people with lived health experiences that are needed to contribute to, participate and partner in clinical trials).
The conference is in Sydney on Thurs+Fri 29-30Nov2018. More information on the conference program is available here: http://www.clinicaltrialsalliance.org.au/events-forums/acta-summit-2018/
If you would like the opportunity to attend all or part of the summit, please submit your expression of interest.
Expressions of interest (EOI) are due by 12pm 23Nov2018 (Sydney time), and are open to any health consumers interested in becoming more engaged as partners in clinical trials that are not professionally involved in them. To submit your EOI, please either:
- call us; or
- Message via social media or email your name, phone contact, why you would like to go, what you will do with the information, and indicate if you are a member of our Facebook group; or
- submit this information via the form below.
Preference will be given to members of our Facebook Group, but this is not a mandatory requirement for submissions, since Group members may not be in a position to attend at short notice.
If you are a clinical research professional, we encourage you to make this opportunity known to your patient and carer community, as a way of developing a consumer base willing and able to contribute effectively to your trials.
NOTE: Submitting an EOI will not add you to our mailing list. However, we hope you will want to stay in touch with us, and encourage you to join our Facebook Group, sign up for our Newsletter, and add yourself to our Database separately to learn more about medical research and how you might be able to get involved.