International Clinical Trials Day 2018
20th May 2018
Sunday 20 May marks International Clinical Trials Day, celebrating the first randomised clinical trial conducted in May 1747 by Scottish physician James Lind.
More than 265 years later, clinical research is a cornerstone of person-centred healthcare across Scotland and is made possible thanks to the support and commitment of patients and the public working in partnership with researchers and healthcare professionals.
More than 30,000 Scottish patients have taken part in trials over the last 12 months and we are committed to attracting and delivering more research in Scotland, ultimately leading to improved treatment options and better outcomes for patients.
To mark the occasion Tayside Clinical Research Centre is hosting an Open Day which also marks the Centre’s 10th Anniversary. Meet researchers and staff, tour the facilities including the state-of-the-art imaging suite with MRI and PET/Ct scanners, learn about current clinical trials and research projects and find out more about careers in clinical research – fantastic insight into our world class facilities, expertise and commitment to research across Scotland.
We thank all patients, researchers, healthcare professionals and partners who contribute to a thriving research environment in Scotland.
Follow activity at #ICTD2018 and if you are interested in getting involved in research, sign up to the SHARE research register.
Don’t forget as part of #NHSScot70 celebration you can also explore the accomplishments, milestones, innovations and breakthroughs that help tell the story of the NHS in Scotland and demonstrate the value of clinical research in transforming health and patient care.