The Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness is excited to host the third annual Clinical Trials Awareness Week. This year, CCTA hopes to foster dialogue among stakeholders about the importance of clinical trials awareness for patients across disease states. Learn more about the ways you and your organization can get involved in this effort.
Tuesday May 2nd at 1:00PM – 2:00PM (ET)
Co-hosted with Empowered Patient Chats,
CCTA will facilitate an online forum focusing on the role of digital media in raising the public’s awareness about the benefits of clinical trials. All stakeholders interested in clinical trials awareness and participation are invited to participate. Learn more from our partner, Empowered Patient Chat
Health Policy Roundtable
Wednesday May 3rd from 11:30AM – 1:00PM (ET)
Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC – 214
This panel will discuss the ways that the federal government can raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of clinical trials. Attendees will hear from diverse stakeholders including patients, advocates, providers, and policymakers. Through robust conversation, the panel will highlight specific ways that the government can address low participation in clinical trials through the creation of public-private partnerships. Registration has closed. Check in at the Senate Appointments Desk on the lower level of CVC upon arrival, to gain entry to the meeting space.
Write Your Federal Officials
Low participation can delay drug development and increase medication costs, hindering patient access to life-saving treatments. By working together to raise public awareness, we can improve enrollment and encourage efficient, cost-effective development of vital treatments. Toward that goal, please consider writing your member of Congress to implement the following legislative measures as they consider the Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization during this congressional session:
- formation of an interagency task force on clinical trials awareness.
- creation of a roadmap based on the task force’s findings.
- implementation of an information campaign based on the roadmap.
Click here to write your elected officials.
Click here to read CCTA’s letter to Congress.
LIVE Webinar – Clinical Trial MythBusters
Are Clinical Trials a Last Resort Treatment Option?
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. You can watch LIVE online from wherever you are in the world.
- 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?
To view materials from 2016 Clinical Trials Awareness week, click here.
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