The latest Australian clinical trials and ways to get involved in research.
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AccessCR-CCReW News and Opportunities 31Jan2023
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Hi from me for the first time in 2023. I've taken most of January off to recharge the batteries and spend time with my family, which has been quite the luxury.

My main activity since the last Dec news has been promoting applications to the recent CCReW Support Scholarships round, which closed on the 22 Jan. With the help of two consumer colleagues independent to AccessCR reviewing applications and some jiggling of requests, 4 cancer survivors/advocates have been offered financial support to cover their travel, accomodation, registration fees and incidentals to attend the COSA Cancer Survivorship conference in Adelaide in March.

This round of scholarship recipients identify as 'scarce voices' at conferences in a number of ways, from indigenous to migrant backgrounds, from paediatric to youth and senior interests, to a cancer with few survivors. All said they could not have attended without this support, and so I am delighted to help facilitate their learning, networking and diverse experiences to be at the conference.

Sadly, I couldn't offer scholarships to everyone. As grateful as I am to all the sponsors for what was on offer, there is just never enough money to help everyone.

In the next couple of weeks I hope to finalise the last conference that CCReW Scholarships will be offered for, until I can do more fundraising. If you have any suggestions for a suitable conference or are interested in contributing to help fund future scholarships, please reach out as soon as possible.

As always, I'll finish off wishing the world is kind to you until we meet again.

                                                        Janelle, AccessCR and the CCReW initiative

This is a list of all studies on the ANZCTR approved by a human research ethics committee, recruiting in Australia, with a trial start date between 1-30Jan23  not previously listed here, as at 30Jan23.

Please contact researchers directly through the listings as we have no connection/involvement with these studies. If you do contact a researcher or join one of these trials please drop us a note so I know whether providing this listing is useful and helping people find trials.

If you are a researcher that wants to tell people about your recruiting trial, please contact us (first listing free, subsequent listings for a fee).

Given the recent CCReW Scholarship recipients are cancer survivors, this newsletter I am sharing a link to stories from cancer survivors sharing how research is transforming patient care and saving lives, from the American Association for Cancer Research.

We are always looking for stories to share on our blog and socials from trial participants, consumers involved in research or the carers and family that help support people do either, or researcher involving consumers in their work. If you'd like to share yours, please get in touch. And, feel free to catch up with stories already shared on our blog or Facebook Page.

The following are some upcoming opportunities and events spotted that may be of interest:

  • The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care are seeking feedback to inform a National Dementia Action Plan. Closes 31Jan23.
  • Free webinar about the Sep22 CIOMS Working Group XI Consensus report on Patient involvement in the development, regulation and safe use of medicines will be held 31Jan23, 6pm* - 7.10pm SGT.
  • Have you, or a loved one, experienced persistent pain after surgery? Then ANZCA Clinical Trials Network need your help to design a new clinical trial. For more information, check out this tweet and then follow the link provided to register.
  • Consumers in Research – Meet, Mingle and Learn: An event for consumers, led by consumers. You are invited to take part in a unique forum bringing together consumers interested in giving the community a bigger and more effective voice in health and medical research. To be held at the University of Sydney 15Feb23, 10am - 3pm.
  • VCCC - 2 part online workshop: Consumers as active partners in research. Cost $50-$100. Runs 23Feb + 2Mar23, 12-2pm.
  • Free webinar (and potentially in-person pending COVID) - Join us to hear from consumers and researchers in Wouth Western Sydney on their experience in co-designing research to achieve
    the best outcomes for patients and the community. 28Feb23, 12.30-2pm.
  • Learn about Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant assessment processes at the next MRFF webinar - 15Mar23, 2pm (AEDT).  (Watch previious MRFF webinars here)
  • Interested in getting MRFF Newsletters? Sign up here.
  • ARCS are inviting applications from consumers interested in free registration to their annual conference, 6-8Jun in Sydney.  Learn more and apply here. Deadline for applications: 14Apr23

If you'd like to proactively advertise a consumer research involvement opportunity or event, then please get in touch for more information.

Here's a few resources (old and new) you might be interested in:

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The primary purpose of this newsletter to is broaden public knowledge of the clinical trial and research involvement opportunities and events available, so as to build capacity and interest in the community to get involved in research.

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