International Clinical Trials Day
(Also known as ICTD)
International Clinical Trials Day is observed next on Saturday, May 20th, 2023 (112 days from today).
Clinical trials are trials in which certain drugs or supplements are tested by monitoring the effects between patients who have already taken the drug and patients who have taken a smaller dose or taken no medicine at all.
The pathways were taken within a set time frame, and the patients selected for them were retested for the most accurate results possible.
International Clinical Trails Day is about raising awareness about these trails, how they save lives, and their importance to the medical profession and advancing medical research.
History of International Clinical Trails Day
International Clinical Trails Day has quite a bit of history attached to it as it is celebrated and observed and to be exact the event happened centuries ago in the 1700s!
Back in 1747, a surgeon James Lind was working aboard HMS Salisbury, a ship in the British Royal Navy fleet. Patrolling the English Channel, the ship's sailors were at work at a time when it was not uncommon for them to be struck by the dreaded scurvy and frequently killed by it.
Swallowing is a nasty disease that results mainly from a lack of vitamin C. People who die from it are often due to the infection caused by gum disease and the bleeding it causes.
James Lind, a pioneer in the field of naval hygiene, thinks he knows how he can treat it but he needs some proof. Therefore, he gathered 12 affected men to do his test, by giving some citrus fruit and some not. This is the first clinical trial.
How to celebrate International Clinical Trails Day
Clinical Trails is some of the most effective ways to find treatments that can help cure certain diseases or help improve certain bodily functions.
Specialists who conduct clinical studies often need people to conduct these tests. They're safe and you usually get paid, so if you want to help with medical science, you can sign up to be included in a clinical trial today.
You can raise awareness online and in the workplace by downloading posters, selfie signs and all sorts from the official Clinical Trails Day website.
Make sure that when you post about it on social, you use the hashtag #clinicaltrailsday and remember to see what others posted about that day and join the discussion!
ObservedInternational Clinical Trials Day has been observed annually on May 20th.
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Friday, May 20th, 2022
Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Monday, May 20th, 2024
Tuesday, May 20th, 2025