Consumer Advisory Group: Call for Expressions of Interest

Consumer Advisory Group:
Call for Expressions of Interest

August 20, 2021

The Cancer Research Program is seeking Expressions of Interest from people impacted by cancer (survivors /patients /carers /family) to join our Consumer Advisory Group.

The Cancer Research Program is dedicated to ensuring that we have an engaging culture and way of working that proactively involves consumers in informing decisions related to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of our activities. A Consumer Advisory Group, representing the voice of consumers (survivors, patients, carers and family members of patients), will provide insight on our work and will be an engaged and active partner in all activities of the Cancer Research Program.

The Consumer Advisory Group advocates on behalf of all consumers including underserved populations as well as consults and disseminates information to the communities they represent. The Cancer Research Program reimburses members of the Consumer Advisory Group for their contribution by providing sitting fees.

To view the Consumer Advisory Group Remuneration Policy, click here.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the effective functioning of the CAG through active participation in meetings and in other committee-related communications (including reading and other preparation as required and following up on actions identified in a timely way).
  • To be conscious of issues of diversity and representation and actively consider broader views – understanding and being conscious of the nature and limits of your specific personal experience and point of view and to consider a diversity of consumer needs and interests beyond these limits (this may extend to identifying key questions to be answered or population groups whose needs and interests require further understanding/ exploration).
  • Communicate with consumers and/or members of individual CRP registry Steering Committees and Working Groups as well as the CRP Management Committee.
  • To undertake all background reading, attend training or seminars and participate in other development activities to support full and active participation in this role.

Terms of Reference

To view the Consumer Advisory Group Terms of Reference, click here.

Membership

Membership is initially for a two-year period. Participation is voluntary and all expenses are covered. The CAG will meet every three months either in person or by video conference.

To view the Consumer Advisory Group Membership Position Description, click here.

For Information

To learn more, contact the Cancer Research Program via crp-cag@monash.edu or call +61 3 3 9903 0046.

Register your Interest

If you are interested in becoming a CAG member, please complete this Expression of Interest form by
26 September 2021.