Interactive Session on the Challenges in the Delivery of Clinical Trials in LMICs







Professor Julia Brown, facilitated a parallel session titled  “Challenges in the delivery of clinical trials in LMICs’.  The hour-long session offered an interactive introduction to clinical trials and then a discussion on the barriers/challenges in the design/delivery of clinical trials research from the participants perspectives.  The session was well attended by surgical trainees and GHRG partners. Challenges were identified as community distrust of hospital care, cultural resistance to research, lack of clinical trial knowledge and awareness amongst patients and clinicians, finance and lack of motivation. At the end, a group lead summarised and presented the findings to the wider conference audience.