Congratulations Colleen – Travel Support Recipient

This week, our Tribe member ARCS Australia awarded scholarships to 17 consumers that applied to go to the 2019 ARCS Annual Conference in Sydney 6-8 August. Research4Me made available the offer of $750 to support the travel of one of these consumer scholarship awardees who are part of our...

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ALTG Consumer Education Workshop

ALTG Consumer Education Workshop

On the 17th July, the Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group(ALTG) are inviting people to an event for those interesting to understand more about clinical research. The ALTG Consumer Education Workshop will cover various topics related to clinical trials and the role patients and carers can have in research. This...

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Jackie Barreau: On The Value of Patient Involvement in Research

Jackie Barreau on patient involvement in medical research

Recently, we participated in a 4 week online course through Stanford Medicine X run by Dr Larry Chu and Dr Amy Price called “Partnering with the patients and the public in medical research” . It provided a nice introduction to topics like consumerism in healthcare, what can be gained...

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PC4 Scientific Symposium 2019

PC4 Annual Symposium 4 Apr 2019

The Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4) is hosting their annual symposium on the 4th April 2019 in Melbourne. This symposium is a multidisciplinary meeting with invited speakers to cover the primary care spectrum of cancer research. The symposium will highlight prevention and diagnosis, survivorship, and cancer palliative care...

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Research4Me welcomes ARCS commitment to patient engagement

ARCS

Research4Me and ARCS Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to taking action to increase the engagement and involvement of patients, caregivers and the public in health and medical research. The lived experience of patients and caregivers dealing with the health issues researchers are studying, as well as...

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7th Annual Devices + Diagnostics Lab – Patient-centric medical technology

Devices + Diagnostics Lab 19Mar2019

The BioMelbourne Network Devices + Diagnostics Lab event will explore innovation in medical devices that is refocusing the development of technologies around the patient experience. Patient engagement in healthcare innovation is critical for improving outcomes and delivering value across the healthcare supply chain. This event will highlight key strategies...

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Public Involvement in Health Service Research – International Symposium

Usyd 21 Feb 2019

On 21 Feb 2019, The University of Sydney, co funded by the University of Edinburgh, is holding an event. Knowledge from lived experience, ‘consumers’, ‘patients’ and ‘publics’ is becoming increasingly part of not just the results of research in health but of the creation and interpretation of health research....

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Our Founder Reflects on our 2018 Activities and What’s Next

2018 activities

It’s that time of year when we all start to reflect on our 2018 activities, and plan for the year ahead. Research4Me is no different. If I had to sum up 2018, its been another year of listening and learning from all corners of our community, from the patients,...

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Research Case Study: Partnering with Health Consumers In Analysis of Research To Improve Hospital Test Result Management – Part 1: A Researcher’s Perspective

Sharing stories is so important for developing greater community and researcher awareness and capacity for working together. So when we heard about a workshop involving health consumers in the analysis of research results a couple of months ago, we asked if the researcher and health consumers involved would be...

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MRFF Priorities 2018-2020: Time to have your say

MRFF Priorities

For those that haven’t heard, the Australian government is building a $20billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). Per the website, this additional investment in health and medical research outside of the funding given to the National Health and Medical Research Council is “about giving Australians in need hope —...

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