Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day - May 20th 2021

  • by Charlotte Rawcliffe
  • 20-May-2021 09:00

The LCTC team have taken some well-deserved ‘time out’ to celebrate Clinical Trials Day.

The LCTC team have taken some well-deserved ‘time out’ to celebrate the people who conduct clinical trials and the patients who participate in them. Recognising what the various teams across the trials unit do every day to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and their families.

On May the 20th the team will be recognising the clinical research community, raising awareness of clinical trials, highlighting clinical research as a career option and celebrating successes.

Each work stream will be tweeting about their roles in clinical trials and what clinical research means to them throughout the day with help from patient groups, the Liverpool Experimental Cancer Medicine centre and the GCP laboratory #LCTC_ictd_selfies.

Selfies of the LCTC Team

WHY MAY 20? 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.

The team will also celebrate with a Celebration of success event on the 14th June.

Author: Charlotte Rawcliffe
Categories: Events
Tags: Clinical Trials Day
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