Welsh Government

International Clinical Trials Day 2017

20 April 2017

In 1747 on board the HMS Salisbury, James Lind took 12 men with scurvy, divided them into six pairs and experimented with different remedies. The two treated with citrus fruits made an impressive recovery and James Lind was credited with organising the first clinical trial 270 years ago. Clinical trials have developed a great deal since Lind's discovery and are of vital importance in medical research.

This year Health and Care Research Wales will be celebrating this life changing work with a week of events showcasing the excellent health and social care research across Wales culminating in International Clinical Trials day.


Monday 15 May

Attendance and stand at R&D Forum, Manchester

Launch of Facebook page

Tuesday 16 May

News announcement from R&D Forum, Manchester

Wednesday 17 May


Thursday 18 May

Exhibition at Welsh Government offices

Friday 19 May

Launch of what is research video

15:00 – 16:00 Tweetchat #WhyWeDoResearch

Saturday 20 May - International Clinical Trials Day

Waterfront Museum, Swansea

More events will be added as arrangements are made, keep checking this page for updates.