Bridging the Gap: Advancing New Immigrant Participation in Clinical Trials to Enhance Diversity

Blog written by Munaza Jamil, Chair, Public Engagement Committee, N2 Canada Clinical trials play a pivotal role in advancing medical research and shaping the future of healthcare. However, for these trials to truly benefit everyone, diverse participation is essential. By including individuals from diverse backgrounds, including various racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic groups, clinical trials […]

JDRF Canada Introduces New Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials Finder

The following blog post was submitted by Lara Green, National Manager, Research and Training Programs at JDRF Canada. JDRF Canada is the largest funder and advocate for type 1 diabetes in Canada. JDRF’s mission is to improve lives by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure and treat T1D and its complications. A key component of JDRF’s […]

A Caregiver’s Experience with Clinical Trials, and What Can be Done to Improve Them

In this #TalkClinicalTirals blog, Andrew Spanyi talks to Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) about his experience with clinical trials as a caregiver for his wife, what he feels are the barriers to recruitment in clinical trials, why he feels a patient centric approach is important, and his advice for people interested in joining a clinical trial. […]

Patient and Public Perspectives at the CTO Conference

The CTO Clinical Trials Conference, hosted by Clinical Trials Ontario, is a leading Canadian forum to drive innovation in clinical trials, including leaders from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, academic and healthcare leaders, representatives from patient groups, health charities and research institutions. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for members of our multi-stakeholder […]

My Story: Murray Walz

In this #TalkClinicalTrials blog, Murray Walz, a member of CTO’s College of Lived Experience opens up about his health story, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis diagnosis, and experience with clinical trials. After continually telling my family doctor I was getting short of breath while climbing stairs or walking uphill, he finally sent me for a breathing test and a […]