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International Clinical Trials Day 2018

UCLH will be celebrating International Clinical Trials Day on Friday 18 May with information stalls, tours and activities at University College Hospital (UCH) and the Eastman Dental Institute.

Patients and the public will be able to find out about clinical research, including trials happening at UCLH and opportunities about how they can get involved in research.

This year the NHS is turning 70 and celebrations are focused around the ‘I Am Research’ campaign. The campaign aims to give patients, the public and health and social care research professionals an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it can have on people's lives.

Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS to improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in research. Being a part of research can help to shape healthcare for future generations.

The following locations will be open to patients and the public:

University College Hospital 10am-4pm, Ground floor atrium, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU 

Visitors can learn about clinical research at UCLH as well as having the opportunity to find out how to get actively involved in the design and conduct of research. Stalls will be hosted by:

·         UCL Ear Institute

·         UCL BioResource

·         NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility

·         UCLH Cancer Clinical Trials Unit

Eastman Clinical Investigation Centre, 9am – 5pm Eastman Dental Institute, 256 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Clinical Investigation Centre, which is the only clinical research facility in the UK that is fully dedicated to clinical and translational research in the field of Oral and Dental diseases.

Nurses will also be available from Monday 14 May to Friday 18 May to talk about research.

 International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the day that James Lind, a Scottish naval surgeon, started his famous study comparing six treatments as part of a prospective controlled trial to treat scurvy in 1747. This marked the start of clinical trials research as we know it today.

To see what trials are currently recruiting at UCLH visit the Research Gateway.

For guidance on how trials work and more information on how you can connect to researchers running trials you might be interested visit the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.