The clinical research facility at University Hospital Galway is marking International Clinical Trials Day on Saturday with an open day at its facility in the UHG campus.
The event, which is open to the public and takes place from noon to 4pm, is aimed at former and current participants in clinical trials and their families to thank them for their important contribution to research.
Educational stands within the Clinical Research Facility (CRFG ) will provide information on trial concepts, patient recruitment, and the ongoing work in the CRFG. There will also be stands with information on different medication studies and medical device studies and stem cell research, along with health promotion stands, including one from Croi.
Principal investigators working in the Health Research Board’s (HRB ) clinical research facility (CRFG ) will speak about the ongoing research being conducted.
The HRB-CRFG has been in operation since 2008 and has recruited more than 6,500 patients from the area onto trials.
Music and entertainment will be provided by the NUI Galway medical school orchestra and the Cancer Survivors “Something to Sing About” Choir. An afternoon of family fun is promised with children’s entertainment being provided as well.
Light refreshments will be served on the day and there will be a raffle with lots of great prizes. Free parking is available at the hospital. To register for this free event telephone (091 ) 494369.