International Clinical Trials Day- 20th May 2016
Clinical research staff will be available to answer the public’s questions on Clinical Trials and to inform them on some of the activities taking place in University College Cork and affiliated hospitals.
HRB CRF-C research staff will be joined by their colleagues in the Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (OCTU). In addition to the public information stand, the OCTU will host information session on the particular activities of the OCTU, in the Oncology Conference Room, Thursday 19th May from 1.00 – 1.30pm or 1.30pm – 2.00 pm and again on Friday 20th May from 1.00 to 2.00pm.
Each year, the International Clinical Trials’ Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20th of May in order to mark the day that James Lind began his famous controlled trial comparing the different treatments for scurvy year on the 20th of May 1747 (*www.jameslindlibrary.org).
The objective is to make the International Clinical Trials’ Day a focal point for international communication events, meetings, debates, and celebrations of clinical research.