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International Clinical Trials Day 2018 #ICTD18

International Clinical Trials day 2018

3 May 2018

20 May 2018 marks 271 years since the start of the first clinical trial on board the HMS Salisbury.

James Lind took 12 men with scurvy, divided them into six pairs and experimented with different remedies. The two men treated with citrus fruits made an impressive recovery and James Lind was credited with organising the first clinical trial in 1747.

Clinical trials have developed a great deal since then and thousands of people have taken part in life changing research. Health and Care Research Wales will be celebrating the excellent health and social care research that takes place across Wales with a week of events and activities.

Join in with the celebrations on social media. Use #ICTD2018 #TeamResearch to get involved.

Events

Monday 14 May

12:30 – 13:30| Cardiology Research Team, University Hospital of Wales

10:00 – 14:00| Information stall, Velindre Cancer Centre’s outpatient’s waiting room

18:00 – 21:30| Pint of Science, O’Neils Pub, Cardiff

Tuesday 15 May

12:30 – 13:30| Deferred Consent in Critical Care: Wound Healing, University Hospital of Wales

10:00 – 14:00| Information Stall, Velindre Cancer Centre’s outpatient’s waiting room

Wednesday 16 May

14:00 – 16:00| Research Forum Meeting, University Hospital for Wales

10:00 – 14:00| Information Stall, Velindre Cancer Centre’s outpatient’s waiting room,

Thursday 17 May

12:30 – 13:30| Good Research Practice, Education and Training: Wound Healing, University Hospital of Wales

10:00 – 14:00| Information Stall, Velindre Cancer Centre’s outpatient’s waiting room

Friday 18 May

09:00 – 12:00| Research bank staff drop-in information session, Children’s Hospital for Wales

10:00 – 14:00| Information Stall, Velindre Cancer Centre’s outpatient’s waiting room

14:00 – 16:00| Clinical Research Facility Open Day, University Hospital of Wales

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board:

08:00 – 16:00| Clinical trials awareness stand with Swansea University, Morriston Hospital

Visit @swanseamedicine to ask questions to research professionals including clinical trials pharmacists, research radiographers and representatives from Health Wise Wales.

Monday 21 May

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are hosting International Clinical Trials day celebrations at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Visit researchers and the HealthWise Wales team at the event. 

#WhyWeDoResearch

Several #WhyWeDoResearch tweetchats will take place from 14 May – 18 May to celebrate International Clinical Trials day. Click here for more information.

Welsh chats to watch:

Wednesday 16 May 20:00 – 21:00| @VickyLShepherd Research Involving Adults Who Lack The Capacity to Consent

Friday 18 May 20:00 – 21:00| @EmmaYhnell Public Engagement and Involvement in Research

Events and activities will be added to this page as arrangements are made, keep checking for updates.