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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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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Reina’s Top 7 Reasons Why Clinical Trials Matter

Reina - Why Clinical Trials Matter

Our founder first crossed paths with Reina S. Weiner a couple of years ago, and interviewed her for the #WhyClinicalTrialsMatters campaign she started before founding Research4Me. You can catch up on that interview here where Reina shares why you need to either ask about clinical trials, or potentially miss...

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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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An experiment to teach young children about clinical trials & what it I learnt doing it

Teaching Children About CTs

Each August, Science Week runs across Australia. It is an opportunity to raise the profile of and engage people in science and research, from small grass roots events to large scale citizen science projects. This includes teaching children, who will be our next generation of STEM leaders. As a...

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Our learnings from the SLHD Patient & Family Symposium

SLHD Patient and Family Symposium

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) are in the midst of their Innovation Week 2018. They chose to kick off the week with a Patient and Family Symposium, highlighting the importance of keeping patients and their families as the focus for their activities. Given our interest in patient engagement, we...

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Perspectives on consumers in research – #TrialsTues

Health Voices - Consumers in research

We are very passionate about the possibilities for health consumers in research, as well as their carers. It was for this very reason that Research4Me was launched – to make it easier for health consumers and their families/carers to connect with research. , . For example, 80% of clinical trials...

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Searching For Clinical Trials: What Do Patients Want?

Event: What information do patients looking for clinical trials want

What information do people looking for clinical trials want to know? Is this information easy to find? We often hear that people struggle to find current, comprehensive, useful  information on the clinical trials that are open for participation, and if they do find it, getting involved can still be...

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MTAA MedTech2017 – Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials Panel Discussion

Research4Me’s founder, Dr Janelle Bowden, is delighted to be an invited speaker for a panel discussion about “Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials” on Wed 1 November, at the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) annual conference – MedTech2017. The session will be chaired by Melanie Gentgall, CEO of Praxis...

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