Reaching people from migrant and refugee communities

Victoria Koutsoubos

People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds are significantly under-represented in Australian clinical trials.

Language and translation difficulties, cultural beliefs about health, medicine and research, and a lack of existing relationships between health and medical researchers and CALD communities, are some of the barriers to enrolling more CALD people in potentially life-saving trials.

Overcoming these challenges is possible.

On June 20 between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm, join us online as we discuss involving people from CALD communities in clinical trials – both as partners and participants.

Consumer representative John Stubbs will describe the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance’s efforts to improve CALD involvement in trials.

Nadine El-Kabbout, psychotherapist and life coach, will provide insight into her cancer journey and how it led to her advocacy work within the multicultural communities.

Dr Rayan Saleh Moussa discuss her work inleading a program of research focused on improving CALD community access to and participation in cancer clinical trials.

Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle will talk about her work with women from refugee backgrounds.