Recruiting culturally and linguistically diverse patients into clinical trials

“Let’s Talk Medical Research: Recruiting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) patients into clinical trials ”

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Venue: Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre (Building E) St Vincent’s Hospital
RSVP: Dr Tam Nguyen, t: 9231 2394, e: clinicaltrials@svha.org.au

0104545Dr Tuong Phan is a full time Specialist Anaesthetist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. He is an active clinical re-searcher and is involved in col-laborative multicentre re-search. His current research areas include cardiac output monitoring and fluid therapy, as well as more diverse clinical research topics. Enrolling pa-tients from diverse back-grounds will improve equity and translatability of clinical studies.

Dr Tuong Phan, lead investigator, will report on progress of the “Let’s Talk Medical Research” study which seeks to address under-representation of culturally and linguistically diverse patients in research. “Let’s Talk Medical Research” is part of a larger research program with collaborators at The University of Melbourne’s Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit, the Department of Medical Education and the School of Languages and Linguistics.

Non-English speakers and Indigenous Australians are often excluded from being invited to participate in research, due to cultural and linguistic barriers, as well as limited research resources.

This program aims to develop novel ways of recruiting non-English speakers and Indigenous Australians into clinical research, through the use of multimedia resources, as well as community and industry engagement strategies.

A prototype resource has been developed in consultation with community members, patients, researchers and ethics administrators and is currently being trialed.

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