International Clinical Trials Day 2015

In 2015 the following activities were held to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day

The Minister for Health and Minister for Industry and Science officially launched the enhanced AustralianClinicalTrials.gov.au website. Further information is available on the NHMRC website (link is external).

The Australian Catholic University released a media release to highlight the importance of clinical trials. Further information.

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) offered a discount on registration and a chance to win registration fees back to anyone who registers for the ACTA International Clinical Trials Symposium on International Clinical Trials Day.  Further information  ACTA International Clinical Trials Symposium 2015 website.

The AIM Centre in Merewether, Newcastle held a special morning tea to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day. Further information visit the ACTA International Clinical Trials Symposium 2015 website.

The Andrew Love Cancer Centre had an information booth in the foyer.  Clinical Trials staff were available to answer enquires from patients families and the general community. Staff wore “International Clinical trials Day T Shirts to celebrate this important day and filmed a promotional video. Further information visit the Andrew Love Cancer Centre.

The Barwon Health Communications department ran a myth busters quiz via social media. This was a light hearted attempt to dispel common myths surrounding clinical trials and generally raise awareness to the value of clinical research. Further information Barwon Health (link is external).

Cancer Council Victoria, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Barwon Health collaborated to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day.  Peter Mac and Barwon hosted information tables to promote clinical research in their hospital foyers.  Further information visit the Cancer Council Victora website .

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse celebrated with cupcakes for their clinical trials nurses and filmed an interview with Lisa Horvath, the head of research.  Further information visit the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse website.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), together with ViCBiostat held an “Innovation in Clinical Trial Methodology Workshop” to explore the latest advances in clinical trial methodology. Further information visit the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance website.

The Western Alliance Academic Health Science ran a story the history of Clinical trials and the Andrew Love Cancer Clinical research Programme.  Further information visit the Western Alliance website.