The Engaged Researcher: Co-designing with patients and the community

DCRI announces inaugural participant engagement event

December 1, 2017

Research teams who design protocols, along with their patient and community partners, are invited to attend this special hands-on event on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. at the JB Duke Hotel.

Innovative clinical research and care is continuously improved by patient and community engagement. Every interaction between researchers and the patients, caregivers, and community members who we serve can help build evidence for research, optimize clinical care, design frictionless clinical trials, and create value for all parties.

DCRI’s Director of Stakeholder Engagement Bray Patrick-Lake and an esteemed group of nationally-recognized thought leaders will lead this important co-creation event to help research teams learn how to bring meaningful engagement into their clinical research programs. This event will offer research teams the opportunity to:

·         Learn more about the DCRI’s new Participant Engagement offering;
·         Hear novel ideas in people-centered research design; and
·         Learn how to co-design in real time and integrate engagement into your research protocols.

This event is intended for:

·         Protocol and project designers, including: Investigators, project leaders, business development, and other protocol development staff; and
·         Patients, caregivers, community members: Invitees can be experienced research partners or clinic patients/caregiver/community members with no exposure to research.

To participate, please register your team by Friday, December 15. Seats are limited, and priority will be given to Duke clinician investigators and project leaders who bring 12 patients or community members with them. Parking will be validated for patient/community members. A boxed lunch will be provided for all attendees.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Cook in DCRI Communications.