San Diegans are invited to a free event on Thursday, October 6 to learn more about the importance of clinical trials in advancing medicine and the benefits of participating.
The journey to better health | The AWARE for All event from 5-8 p.m. will offer health screenings, clinical research information, refreshments and a free boxed dinner at the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1985 Camino Del Rio South in Mission Valley.
The event is organized by the Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that advocates for education and participation in clinical trials. The organization has scheduled a series of events across the country.
In San Diego, local clinical trial participants and healthcare professionals will take part in a panel discussion, and exhibiting organizations will provide clinical trial and research information and resources. Attendees can expect:
- Discover what clinical research is and its role in public health
- Understand the benefits and safeguards in place to protect study volunteers
- Receive information on how to find clinical trial research opportunities
- Meet local healthcare professionals and research participants
- Get a free memory screening courtesy of the Sharp Research Institute and health information from various local organizations
“We invite the community to hear directly from the San Diegans who participated in the clinical trials and the physicians who conducted them,” said Joan A. Chambers, CISCRP’s senior director of marketing, communications and education.
“From the latest health advancements to the drugs lining pharmacy shelves, we so often take for granted what we have access to,” she added. “This event helps people take control of their health and the treatment opportunities that may be available to you and others now or in the future.”
Participating organizations include the Alzheimer’s Association, American Liver Foundation, Community Health Improvement Partners, Excel Research, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Liver Foundation, Pacific Research Network, County of Immunization Unit of San Diego, Sepsis Alliance, Sharp Research Center, Scleroderma Foundation of California, VA San Diego Medical Center and Velocity Clinical Research.
You can register online for the free event.