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Diabetes Professional Care
15-16 November 2023, Olympia London

The UK's leading event for the entire team involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.

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Improving research participation in underserved communities

15 Nov 2023
Future of Diabetes Care

The two main causes of visual impairment in the working age-group are glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. People from a global majority background are at an increased risk of developing these conditions and have poorer treatment outcomes. As well as raising the awareness of preventative eye health, the team highlighted the importance and the benefits of participation in research for them, their families, and their communities. Participation meant not only enrolling on clinical trials but helping us shape the design and delivery of our research and determining the research questions. it is important that the patient should be at the centre of all clinical research. The award-winning Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM) platform facilitated this ethos by making it easier for patients, families, communities, and our staff to discover and participate in our research.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the barriers and enablers to participation in research by people from underserved communities.
  • Viable solutions to improving research participation in underserved communities.
Dr. Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, Lead Nurse for research/NIHR Clinical Lecturer/Hon. Assoc. Prof UCL - Moorfields Eye Hospital