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International Clinical Trials' Day

Each year, the International Clinical Trials' Day is celebrated around the world on or near the 20th of May in order to celebrate the day that James Lind started his famous trial on the 20th of May 1747 (*

The challenges of clinical research are not restricted to a single country, thus transnational communication on clinical trials requires initiation and co-ordination by a transnational organisation, with the objective to facilitate better clinical research, relevant to the needs of patients everywhere.

The objective is to make the International Clinical Trials' Day a focal point for international communication events, meetings, debates, and celebrations of clinical research. Every year ECRIN hosts a celebration of ICTD in a European city.

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May 21st 2015, Trondheim, Norway.

The 2015 events will be hosted by St. Olavs University Hospital and will take place in Trondheim on May 21st, 2015.




May 20th 2014, Luxembourg.


The International Clinical Trials’ Day will be followed by the ECRAN Project Meeting (Wednesday, 21 May). This is a joint initiative - ECRIN, ECRAN, ICTD and CRP -  to promote a transnational communication event on multinational clinical trials with the objective of facilitating better clinical research relevant to the needs of patients and highlight the important role of patients in clinical research.
More information about the ECRAN meeting you will find on the webpage:



Why are we here today?
Dr Christian Gluud, ECRIN Network Committee, Denmark

What are ECRIN and ECRIN-Eric?
Prof. Jacques Demotes, ECRIN-Eric Director General, France

Relaunch of The James Lind Library.
Sir Iain Chalmers, UK

Clinical studies with group sequential designs or adaptive designs: a user perspective.
Prof. Philip Hougaard, Lundbeck A/S, Denmark

Flexibility in confirmatory clinical trials - what is for free?
Prof. Peter Bauer, Austria

When are adaptive design really needed?
Prof. Christopher Jennison, UK

Credibility and bias in the results of clinical trials.
Prof. John P.A. Ioannidis, USA

Did the World Medical Association get their last version of the Declaration of Helsinki right?
Prof. Silvio Garattini, ECRIN Scientific Board, Italy

Presentation of the ECRAN project.
Dr Paola Mosconi, Italy






International Clinical Trials Day - Warsaw, 17 May 2013

Why are we here today?
Christian Gluud, ECRIN Network Committee

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Central Monitoring of Randomised Clinical Trials
Prof. Tomasz Burzykowski, Vice-President of Research at international Drug Development Institute

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How is Placebo going to be dealt with in the upcoming Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki
Dr. phil. Hans-Joerg Ehni, Advisor to the Working Group on Declaration of Helsinki

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How should Placebo be dealt with in the upcoming Revision of the Declaration of Helsinki
Prof. Silvio Garattini, Founder and Director of Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research

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Surrogate Outcomes in Oncology
Prof. Tomasz Burzykowski, Vice-President of Research at international Drug Development Institute

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