International Clinical Trials Day


ICTD 2018

ECRIN's 2018 celebration of ICTD will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 15 May 2018. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Clinical Trials and Innovation'. The aim is to engage with the public, scientific community and decision makers on issues related to (multinational) clinical trials in Europe, and to address issues related to clinical trials and innovation in particular.

ICTD 2018 is organised by ECRIN in collaboration with its Hungarian national scientific partner, the (Hugarian European Clinical Infrastructure Network (HECRIN).

The event will bring together investigators, patient representatives, national authorities, health technology assessment specialists and other stakeholders involved in multinational clinical studies from across Europe and Hungary.

Please note : Registration is closed.

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About ICTD

In 2005, the International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) was launched to commemorate the day when James Lind started his famous clinical trial on scurvy in 1747, May 20th, and laid the foundation for modern clinical research.

Celebrated every year on or around May 20th, ICTD is an opportunity for organisations, clinical research professionals, and the public to acknowledge the achievements that result from clinical research and to discuss various trial topics. ECRIN hosts an annual celebration of ICTD, bringing together European and international stakeholders. 

Watch the ECRAN film on James Lind

Consult the James Lind Library