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Clinical Trials Awareness Week 2017
The Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness (CCTA) is hosting its 3rd annual Clinical Trials Awareness Week on May 1 – 7, 2017. CCTA’s mission is to advocate for the creation of a federally sponsored public awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding of the benefits of clinical trials. and
This week is a time to raise awareness about the importance of clinical trial participation and recognize the individuals who have made new, innovative treatments a reality for patients worldwide – clinical trial researchers and participants. By shining a spotlight on these unsung heroes, we can raise awareness about the benefits of participating in a clinical trial.
Check out some of the events happening this week:
Can Digital Media Save Clinical Trials Tweetchat?
As part of Clinical Trial Awareness Week, A Coalition for Clinical Trial Awareness (@CCTAwareness) and @patientchat will be hosting a tweetchat on May 2nd at 1:oo pm EST. We will be participating and are inviting you to join us! #patientchat #CTAW2017
New to tweetchats? – Check out this guide we created.
Clinical Trials Mythbusters – LIVE Webinar
Are clinical trials only for patients who run out of treatment options? Watch online and ask our expert panel questions as they debunk common myths around clinical trial participation. Tune in to hear the patient perspective and expert advice for making decisions about clinical trials.
Tune in to learn:
- What is a trial and when should I consider one?
- What are common clinical trial myths?
- If my cancer center does not offer a trial, what should I do?
- How can I stay informed?
- Is there financial assistance to be in a trial?
Watch online on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:00pm EST for a 30-minute virtual webinar. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by the panel. Send questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.