Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner to Honor Patients in Clinical Research

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The Patients as Partners in Clinical Research Conference teams up with CISCRP to launch the first Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner to celebrate people who participate in clinical research.

New York, New York: CISCRP in collaboration with the Patients as Partners Conference team are launching the first Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner to celebrate people who participate in clinical research. Hosted by Ken Getz, Founder of CISCRP, the event takes place on March 15th at the Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia. Proceeds from this event will provide education and outreach to patients and their families.

"CISCRP is so pleased to be holding this initiative at the Patients as Partners program in collaboration with The Conference Forum," added Ken Getz, CISCRP founder and board chair. "Honoring study volunteers -- and their gift of participation -- is central to our ongoing efforts to establish and engage patients as partners in clinical research."

According to the US Census Bureau, more than half of all Americans currently take prescription medications and most Americans report routinely using over-the-counter medications. However, the general public does not connect the medicines it consumes with the clinical research and dedication of the people who made these developments possible.

For the general public, clinical research is not typical dinner table conversation. It’s not discussed in high school science classrooms. It’s usually only discussed in a doctor’s office when a patient is diagnosed with an illness. Yet clinical research touches every person’s life regularly.

“We are honored to collaborate with CISCRP in recognizing medical heroes – the people who participate in clinical trials -at the first annual Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner,”said Valerie Bowling, Executive Director of the Conference Forum.

The dinner will take place the evening before the 2nd Annual Patients as Partners in Clinical Research conference.The dinner will include an appreciation ceremony, guided brewery tour, beer, wine and a tax-deductible donation.

If you are a Medical Hero who has participated in a clinical trial and would like to attend the dinner to be honored, please email jillmcnair@ciscrp.org.

For information about the Patients as Partners in Clinical Research conference taking place March 16-17 in Philadelphia, click here. For any questions about the program, contact service(at)tcfllc(dot)org

About CISCRP:
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public and patients about clinical research. CISCRP also provides information and resources to help research and health professionals better serve their patients and study volunteers. For more information, visit, http://www.ciscrp.org.

About The Conference Forum:
The Conference Forum develops specialized events for professionals in the life science and health care industries. We currently offer conferences for R&D leaders, clinical development professionals, biotech executives, VCs, drug delivery specialists and pharma/generic government directors. Our mission is to create the best content, exchange ideas and solutions among peers and provide quality networking for Pharmaceutical and Biotech professionals. http://www.theconferenceforum.org

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