International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD)

ICTD 2017

ECRIN's 2017 celebration of ICTD will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 19 May 2017. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Data sharing and reuse: attitudes and practices in multinational clinical research’. 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 data sharing and re-use in particular.

ICTD 2017 is organised by ECRIN in collaboration with its Portuguese national scientific partner, the Portuguese Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PtCRIN), and the Portuguese National Authority of Medicines and Health Products, I.P. (Infarmed).

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 Portugal.

PtCRIN Meeting

The ICTD meeting will be followed by a complementary meeting organised by PtCRIN in collaboration with partners. The theme is 'Support to Clinical Trials: Funding, Infrastructures and Investigator Perspectives'.

Additional Information

Both events are free to the public and will be held in English; however, you must be registered to attend. Please note: registration is now 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

Past Celebrations

In celebration of ICTD, ECRIN held a meeting on "Clinical trials in the era of personalised medicine" on May 20th, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic. The aim was to increase awareness of ECRIN and its Czech national scientific partner – Czech Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (CZECRIN) – among Czech policymakers and the scientific community, as well as to address issues related to personalised medicine and multinational clinical trials.
Held under the auspices of Milan Štěch, the President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the event was organised by ECRIN and CZECRIN in cooperation with the Czech Committee on Health and Social Policy.

Download the agenda here

Interviews were conducted with various speakers. To view them, check out the Videos page