International Clinical Trials Day – Open Day

April 17, 2015 Alpha1 Admin Comments Off

The 20th of May each year is celebrated as International Clinical Trials Day and to mark this a public open day is being held at the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin. The aim of this open day is to inform patients, research participants, support groups and the general public about what happens in clinical research and the importance of this research.

A series of lectures will take place in the morning (from 10am to 12pm) and in the afternoon (from 1pm to 3pm) there will be an ‘open house’ in the Clinical Research Facility. A timetable for the day is outlined below.


Morning Session, 10 am – 12 noon: Durkan Theatre, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’ Hospital

  •                            Clinical Trials in Ireland
  •                            Two Patient Stories              
  •                            Translational Research
  •                            Lifestyle and Diet


Afternoon Session, 1 pm – 3 pm: Clinical Reseach Facility

  •                           Hepatitis C Open House
  •                           Exercise and Disease Open House
  •                           Gynae Screening
  •                           Genetic Screening Open House
  •                           Mental health Open House
  •                           ALS and EEG demonstration
  •                           Lab Based demonstration


If you have taken part in clinical reseach in the past, are considering doing so or indeed are just curious as to what it entails this day would certainly be worth attending. If you would like to attend or have any questions contact or Anna at 01-4103900. Alternatively contact us at

There was an excellent article in the Irish Times Health Supplement on Tuesday May 19th about the importance of clinical trials in developing new medicines, how trials work, and what is involved for patients. The article can be read here.