Consumer Engagement in Clinical Trials

Posted: 1 February 2024

Event: 15 February or 9 May 2024

“I’ve attended quite a few PRAXIS workshops now. The content across the workshops I’ve attended has always been presented in clear and accessible ways, and I always come away with a sense of how I can utilise that information in my role.” – Alison Harwood, Research Ethics Officer, The University of Adelaide

“Very useful knowledge for the changes that are coming in Australia regarding the conduct of clinical trials [in 2023-24].” – Louise Jaensch, Clinical Trial Coordinator, SA Health

In research and clinical trials, consumers and communities are the ultimate beneficiaries of your work.

With valuable first-hand knowledge and experience, consumers and communities provide a unique perspective on diseases and conditions – allowing you to gain insight into the preferences and concerns of those living with them.

For this reason, it’s essential that researchers, consumers, and community members collaborate to ensure research outcomes support and serve the needs of the community.

Engaging consumers correctly and effectively can:

  • Enhance community perception of clinical trials and the appeal to participating
  • Elevate consumer confidence and relationships with your clinical trials
  • Enhance outcomes of your clinical trials that meet the needs of consumers and communities
  • Improve trial awareness and acceptance, enhancing clinical trial recruitment

So – where do you start when it comes to engaging consumers and communities in your clinical trials?

This workshop provides you with effective strategies for involving consumers meaningfully in your clinical trials, transcending mere token representation.

You will gain invaluable insights into practical techniques that encompass not only the recruitment of a diverse range of consumers for your clinical trial, but also their sustained engagement.

You will also be equipped with valuable toolkits and templates that empower you to foster enduring partnerships with consumers, ensuring they become advocates for their own health conditions.

This transformative workshop will reshape the way you approach consumer and community engagement in clinical trials. Together, we will explore techniques to amplify the voices of consumers while fostering a collaborative environment that drives meaningful impact.

What will you learn?

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:  


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