International Clinical Trials Day 2022: People Power

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Event details

Thursday 9 June 2022
The Council Room, Firth Court, Firth Court, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN


Join our expert panel of clinicians and researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield at this panel discussion on the importance of involving patients and the public in clinical trials and research. The panel will look at the invaluable contribution that patients and members of the public make to the development of healthcare treatments and interventions, and the work that still needs to be done to make health research fully inclusive and representative. 

Key speakers:

  • Professor Adewale Adebajo MBE, Consultation Rheumatologist and Clinical Director at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor in Musculoskeletal Health Service Research, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Sabrina Eltringham, Speech and Language Therapist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Stroke Association Post Graduate Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Lise Sproson, NHS Innovations Manager at NIHR Devices for Dignity MTC and Patient and Public Involvement Lead at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The panel discussion will be hosted by Professor Simon Heller, Director of Research and Development at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The event will take place at Firth Court, 6pm on Thursday 9 June 2022 where the panel will be sharing their experiences and insights, and answering your questions. 

The event is being run in support of the National Institute for Health Research’s Be Part of Research campaign and International Clinical Trials Day 2022.

About International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day commemorates when the first controlled clinical trial was conducted on 20 May 1747. Since then, research has played a vital role in improving healthcare for everyone. 

Be Part of Research

Information on national opportunities to be involved in research can be found on the Be Part of Research website.

Information for patients and the public on how to get involved in research at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals can be found on the Clinical Research and Innovation website.

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