International Clinical Trial Day (ICTD)
ECRIN launched International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) in 2005 to commemorate the day when James Lind started his famous clinical trial on scurvy in 1747, May 20th. By doing so he laid the foundation for modern clinical research. ICTD is the opportunity for research organisations, clinical research professionals, and the public to meet, to acknowledge the achievements that result from clinical research, and to discuss various trial topics.
ECRIN’s annual celebration of ICTD brings together international stakeholders from the clinical research community, in Europe and even worldwide. Given its success, the conference has been replicated by some of ECRIN’s member and observer countries, who have now introduced their own national and international ICTD celebrations.
Discover the next and the past International Clinical Trial Days below.
International Clinical Trials Day
Recruitment in Clinical Trials
ICTD 2022 was about Recruitment in Clinical Trials, and took place 17 May 2022 in the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus in Berlin, Germany. ECRIN organised the event together with the KKS Netzwerk.
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Note: ICTD 2022 replaced ICTD 2020 which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Platform Trials: Shift in Treatment, Testing and Collaboration
Patient Stratification Studies
ICTD 2019 was about Patient Stratification Studies, and took place 20 May 2019 in Paris, France. ECRIN organised the event together with its French scientific partner, the French Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (F-CRIN).
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Clinical Trials and Innovation
ICTD 2018 was about Clinical trials and Innovation, and took place 15 May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. ECRIN organised the event together with its Hungarian scientific partner HECRIN.
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Data sharing and reuse: attitudes and practices in multinational clinical research
ICTD 2017 was about Data sharing and reuse: attitudes and practices in multinational clinical research, and took place 19 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. ECRIN organised the event together with its Portuguese scientific partner PtCRIN.
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Clinical trials in the era of personalised medicine
ICTD 2016 was about Clinical trials in the era of personalised medicine, and took place 20 May 2016 in the Senate of the Parliament in Prague, Czech Republic. ECRIN organised the event together with its Czech scientific partner CZECRIN.
Discover the ICTD 2016 page.