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.

#ICTD2017

Monday 15 May

Attendance and stand at R&D Forum, Manchester

Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Research Unit will be at Anuerin Bevan University Health Board sharing the success of clinical trials in Wales and tell them why you do research. Look out for the satsumas!

Tuesday 16 May

News announcement from R&D Forum, Manchester

Wednesday 17 May

Launch of Facebook page

Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Research Unit will be at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board sharing the success of clinical trials in Wales and tell them why you do research. Look out for the satsumas!

Thursday 18 May

Exhibition at Welsh Government offices

Friday 19 May

Launch of what is research video

All day: Stand on the concourse at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Meet research staff to talk about how you can get involved in research and take the opportunity to sign up to HealthWise Wales. 

Velindre Clinical Trials Unit12:00 - 15:00 Open day at the Velindre Clinical trials unit, Cardiff. The day will involve a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to chat to the staff, the day will will end at 15:00 with afternoon tea.

 

 

 

14:00 - 16:00 Afternoon tea at the Clinical Research Facility, University Hospital Wales. join the staff in celebrating the fantastic work that is done in clinical trials across Wales

15:00 – 16:00 Tweetchat #WhyWeDoResearch

How to get the public involved in research. #WhyWeDoResearch tweetchat

Welsh Ambulance Services Trust Research Unit will be at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board sharing the success of clinical trials in Wales and tell them why you do research. Look out for the satsumas!

Saturday 20 May - International Clinical Trials Day

10:00 - 14:00 Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Your chance to learn about health and social care research in Wales and how you can take part. Meet the teams from:

 

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