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ISCR acknowledges valuable role of patients on International Clinical Trials Day


Patient designs logo for ISCR theme of Patients First

On International Clinical Trials Day (May 20), the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) decided to continue its focus on the theme of Patients First, to acknowledge patients who participate in clinical trials and contribute to finding new cures for so many diseases and to reiterate the clinical research fraternity’s commitment to patients who wait in hope of better treatment and cure.

Suneela Thatte, President, ISCR said, “International Clinical Trials Day gives us an opportunity every year to highlight the invaluable role clinical research plays in helping millions of patients the world over get access to new and novel medical treatments and to thank those who have participated in clinical trials and helped in the discovery of life saving medicines and therapies. All stakeholders need to work together to rebuild confidence and trust amongst the global community in doing clinical research in India now that we have a more conducive regulatory environment in India for the conduct of clinical research.

This year, ISCR reached out to create a wider sphere of engagement for patients to mark International Clinical Trials Day. The Society held a logo design contest for patients and asked them to send in entries that represented clinical research and its value to patients. The winner was Meryl Mammen, a 26-year old patient of Pompe Disease, a rare genetic disorder. Reportedly, the logo she has created will be used in all communication material for this year’s International Clinical Trials Day.

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