LCTC celebrate the people who conduct clinical trials, the patients who participate in them, and the positive impact trials have on so many lives.
#ICTD2022 recognises and celebrates the clinical research community, raising awareness of clinical trials, highlighting clinical research as a career option and celebrating successes.
The LCTC team celebrated the people who conduct clinical trials, the patients who participate in them, and the positive impact trials have on so many lives. But what is a Clinical Trial? It’s a question that many people might not know the answer to, so LCTC staff took time out to create this informative video to explain how a clinical trial happens:
Thank you to public and patient contributors, our amazing Chief Investigators and the dedicated site teams who make trials possible. Without our CIs the important clinical questions would not be asked. As part of this year’s celebrations, we are grateful to two of our Chief Investigators, Professor Kevin Southern and Professor Michael Jenkinson, both of whom were kind enough to record ‘a chief investigator’s perspective’:
An important part of a clinical trial research team is Our patient and public partners and contributors, who help us to deliver high quality patient centred research. Here’s Margaret Daunt sharing her experience of being part of the SAVER trial research team:
This year it’s more important than ever to celebrate #ITCTD2022. The whole team at LCTC would like to give thanks to the many collaborators & partners with whom we work to design & deliver clinical trials, especially in the challenging environment of the last few years.
WHY MAY 20? International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomised clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. His trial consisted of just 12 men, grouped into pairs and given a variety of dietary supplements from cider to oranges and lemons. The trial only lasted six days but, within that time, there was a noticeable improvement in the group eating the fruit, providing Lind with the evidence required of the link between citrus fruits and scurvy.