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Royal to showcase research as part of International Clinical Trials Day 2017

Some of our lab techsOn Friday 19 May, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust will open their doors for a public showcase, to highlight life-changing clinical trials and research taking place across the Trust in celebration of International Clinical Trials Day.

Research in the Trust will be celebrated as part of a Research Market Place giving people the opportunity to find out more about clinical research from staff, and patients whose lives have been changed by clinical trials.

The Trust is at the forefront of new treatment for conditions such as cancer and dementia, conducting ‘first in human’ trials with drugs and other products that have never previously been tested on humans before.

With just under 300 studies taking place, the Trust is also looking into the treatment of conditions like stroke and asthma that affect millions of people around the globe. 

Research staff will also be on at the Market Place to explain clinical research, career opportunities and how to get involved, through our research database ‘Consent 4 Consent’.

A tour of the Royal’s state-of-the-art Clinical Research Unit will take place on the day and attendees will be able to take part in ‘cookie trial’ – a fun and informative trial that shows how clinical trials work using cookies.

Representatives from partner organisations including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Covance will also be on hand to talk about the benefits of clinical trials for healthcare and current opportunities across the region.

About International Clinical Trials Day

The event on Friday 19th May marks the culmination of a week-long celebration for International Clinical Trials Day.

International Clinical Trials Day officially takes place on Saturday 20 May to mark the day James Hind conducted what is thought to be the first clinical trial.

Hospitals and research facilities around the world will be taking part in celebrations online using the hashtag #IAmResearch and #ICTD2017.

You can follow the celebrations taking place at the Royal between 15-19 May by following the Royal’s #RLBresearch on Twitter (@RoyalLpoolHosps) and Facebook.