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EAN 2023 | Novel recruitment strategies to expand access to clinical trials

Sean Apap Mangion, MD, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK, discusses the traditional methods of recruiting participants for clinical trials and their limitations. Typically, trials rely on healthcare professionals to refer suitable candidates, resulting in a self-selected group from larger centers with more resources. However, this excludes individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds or rural areas with limited healthcare services. A new approach has been implemented in the Octopus trial, where individuals can enroll themselves by visiting a website and providing a few details. This method has proven successful, with over 1,800 eligible participants signing up. Moving forward, efforts will be made to reach out to communities that may be less aware of the trial and expand the accessibility of Octopus. This interview took place at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 2023 Congress in Budapest, Hungary.

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