The Basics about Clinical Trials

Presenter: Dr. Dawn Richards
Original Date: May 15, 2019

Description:
Dr. Dawn Richards explains the role of CTO and practical tips on how to find a clinical trial in Canada. Other topics include the types of treatments and interventions studied most often, why clinical trials are important, how to find out if a clinical trial is reputable, how clinical trials are designed and information about CTO’s new tool to find trials across Canada.

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Dawn RichardsDawn Richards' Biography:

Dawn Richards, PhD, is the founder of Five02 Labs Inc., and Director of Patient and Public Engagement at Clinical Trials Ontario. With a PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Alberta and experience in a variety of roles during the past 15 years, it is her diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis ten years ago that instigated a journey to combine her passion for science with making the most of her diagnosis. In her role at CTO, Dawn is charged with executing on CTO’s strategic pillar of patient and public engagement. Dawn is also Vice President of the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance, a Research Ambassador for the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research), and a member of The BMJ’s Patient Panel Reviewers, and was the first Patient Advisor of the Canadian Medical Association’s Wait Time Alliance.

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