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.