Consumer Advisory Panel: Call for EOI

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The Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) is seeking expressions of interest from people affected by gastro-intestinal cancer (survivors/patients/carers/family) to join a Consumer Advisory Panel.

Background

Gastro-Intestinal cancers are those of the digestive system and include the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel.

The AGITG Consumer Advisory Panel was formed in 2008 to provide a mechanism for advice to be received on general research directions and priorities from a consumer perspective including identifying unmet needs in the community.

 Goals

The primary goals of the Panel are to provide the AGITG with a consumer perspective on issues about clinical trials including:

  • Relevance of new clinical trial concepts and protocols under consideration of the Scientific Advisory Committee;
  • Ease of understanding patient information and consent forms;
  • Identifying gaps in research; and
  • Advising on patient recruitment strategies.

The GI Cancer Institute is a division of the AGITG which raises awareness and funds to support GI cancer research.   Panel members are asked to become involved in the activities of the Institute also.

Terms of Reference

To view the Consumer Advisory Panel Terms of Reference click here.

 Membership

Membership is initially for a three year period. Participation is voluntary and all expenses are covered. Training is provided. The Panel meets 2-3 times per year (via teleconference) to review new research concepts and provide feedback from the patients perspective. The Panel also meets as a Group twice per year.   Members also attend the three day AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting.

 For information

To watch a short video featuring the Chair of the Consumer Advisory Panel click here. To learn more about involvement contact the Executive Officer – Russell Conley, on 1300 66 67 69 or (02) 9562 5072 or at russell@gicancer.org.au

Register your interest

If you are interested in volunteering to become a member of the Panel please print out, complete and email or post to us the Expression of Interest Form available  here by COB on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

Completed Expressions of Interest should be returned to:

Email: russell@gicancer.org.au

Fax: 02 9562 5348

Mail: AGITG, Locked Bag 77, Camperdown NSW 1450