International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD)

In 2005, the International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) was launched to commemorate the day when James Lind started his famous clinical trial on scurvy in 1747, May 20th, and laid the foundation for modern clinical research.

Celebrated every year on or around May 20th, ICTD is an opportunity for organisations, clinical research professionals, and the public to acknowledge the achievements that result from clinical research and to discuss various trial topics.

Every year, ECRIN hosts a celebration of ICTD, bringing together European and international stakeholders. 

Watch the ECRAN film on James Lind

Consult the James Lind Library

ECRIN's Celebration of ICTD 2016

In celebration of International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD), ECRIN held a meeting on "Clinical trials in the era of personalised medicine" on May 20th, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.  

The 2016 celebration of ICTD aimed to increase awareness of ECRIN and its Czech national scientific partner – Czech Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (CZECRIN) – among Czech policymakers and the scientific community, as well as to address issues related to personalised medicine and multinational clinical trials.

Held under the auspices of Milan Štěch, the President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the event was organised by ECRIN and CZECRIN in cooperation with the Czech Committee on Health and Social Policy.

Download the agenda here

Interviews were conducted with various speakers. To view them, check out the Videos page