Clinical Trials Awareness Week May 4-8, 2015
May 4-8, 2015 marks Clinical Trials Awareness Week, and we hope you’ll join us for a week of activities. We’re raising awareness about the need for volunteers by shining a national spotlight on the issue. An overwhelming number of clinical trials fail solely due to lack of volunteers.
Scientists can’t find cures without the help of people who are willing to take part in research. The first step in raising awareness is education. Please join us in spreading the word!
HealthiVibe will be hosting a live broadcast using Google Hangouts. The topic of the event is Participating in Research and our guests include a clinical investigator; Jessica Petroff, a multiple sclerosis clinical trial participant; T.J. Sharpe, a stage 4 melanoma survivor and clinical trial participant; and Jerry Matczak, community manager for Lilly’s Clinical Open Innovations.
We will be talking about the clinical trial experience from a patient perspective and taking questions from the audience. Our guests will share their personal stories of how research has impacted their lives. Jerry Matczak from Lilly will share the innovative ways the company is making the clinical trial experience more “patient-friendly” for volunteers.
Presented by HealthiVibe
HealthiVibe will be collaborating with I’m In, PhRMA and others for a tweet chat to take place on May 7th from 2-3 PM ET. Follow on Twitter, or check out the tweets right here.
CHEER for Your Research Hero!
CHEER stands for Clinical Heroes Educated and Engaged in Research. Do you know someone who has participated in a clinical trial? Give them the recognition they deserve! Right-click to save this bad and share it with them on social media using the hashtag #iCHEER4u.
Get the conversation started and give them a shout out! You might be surprised to learn how many people you already know have participated in research. Read more here.
Follow the Conversation on Twitter!
Along with HealthiVibe, other collaborating organizations include:
Partners in Research is dedicated to research education and awareness. With 85% of clinical trials failing due to lack of participation, spreading the word about the importance of volunteering is crucial. When you take part in a clinical trial, you not only have the opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatments and therapies years ahead of others, you are playing a key role in the advancement of science and contributing to the betterment of all mankind.
I’m In is a campaign founded by thePharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) to improve health by increasing clinical trial participation among traditionally underrepresented populations through advocacy, education, and technology.
PhRMA‘s mission is to conduct effective advocacy for public policies that encourage discovery of important new medicines for patients by pharmaceutical and biotechnology research companies.
Help us make this inaugural Clinical Trials Awareness Week a success! Together we can make a difference.