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UCLH International Clinical Trials Day event

Start: May 19, 2017 10:00 AM
End: May 19, 2017 04:00 PM

Location: UCLH, London

NIHR I am research

UCLH is celebrating International Clinical Trials Day on Friday 19 May with information stalls, tours and activities across its hospital sites.

Patients and the public will be able to find out about clinical research, including trials happening at UCLH.

This year’s event will highlight a new campaign from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the government body that coordinates and funds research for the NHS, called I Am Research.

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.

UCLH is opening its doors at the following locations – why not come along?

  • University College Hospital, Ground floor atrium, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU (10am-12.30pm) Have a go at research experiments and games, including a “make your own clinical trial” game complete with plastic figures and a UV torch; and testing your taste buds to find out if you are a “super-taster”. Plus, find out how to join UCL BioResource, an initiative that has already gathered 10,000 DNA samples from volunteers and patients to help find out how genes influence disease.
  • Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre, Ground floor, Albany Wing, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG (12.30-4pm) Do a tour of this state-of-the-art facility and meet the clinical research staff. Hear keynote speeches on subjects including dementia and motor neurone disease from 2pm in The Old Boardroom.
  • UCLH Clinical Research Facility, 4th floor, 170 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7HA (1.30-3.30pm) Take a tour of this brand new facility, meet the staff, take part in interactive clinical demonstrations and ask any questions about early phase clinical trials at UCLH. Tours will start at 1.30 and 2.30pm and places must be registered in advance. To book a place email clinicalresearchfacility@uclh.nhs.uk or call 020 3447 2929/2930.

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