CISCRP Webinar About Clinical Trials Set for November 18th Featuring the Los Angeles Community

CISCRP (Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation), a non-profit, announces it's AWARE for All webinar about clinical trials and clinical research participation. This free event has a Los Angeles focus, with patients and researchers from the area participating in a moderated panel. There is also a virtual health fair.

Los Angeles, CA — November 5th — CISCRP (Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation) invites the Los Angeles Community to attend AWARE for All, a free webinar about clinical trials on Wednesday, November 18th, from 4-6PM PDT, via a customized, secure online platform.

CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Los Angeles program comes at a critically important time. Public interest in learning about clinical trials is high and the need for study volunteers in all disease conditions—including COVID-19 clinical trials—has increased significantly. The free program aims to inform and empower the public in understanding the clinical research process in order to make decisions about their health care. Led by CISCRP, a non-profit, and supported by local research organizations, advocacy groups and a consortium of biopharmaceutical and service provider companies, the educational program is open to all members of the public.

“We’re excited to be presenting this event,” said Joan Chambers, Senior Director at CISCRP. “The online program will answer a lot of key questions about the clinical research process, how clinical trials work, and what to expect as a study participant. Viewers will learn about clinical trials, straight from the patients and researchers who take part in them with a facilitated conversation and be able to submit questions via a chatbox during the program.”

Dr. Jonathan Jackson from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School will be the overview speaker. In addition to the panel discussion, there will also be two – 5-minute health exercises and a virtual health fair with local and national community health advocates and researchers..

“Clinical research awareness is vital to the success of clinical trials,” added Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center. “The success of clinical trials also depends on including a diverse and inclusive group of individuals representative of those who may receive the new therapy if it is approved for use.”

Paulette McDaniels is a clinical research participant and encourages others to learn as much as they can about a clinical trial before they decide to join. She also says you learn more about your own health and body in a clinical study, and that can help inform the study team. “It’s a team effort. If you aren’t working with your doctors and the team that’s doing the study, nobody is going to get anywhere,” says McDaniels.

Clinical research participant Jim Butler thanks his wife who brought the clinical trial opportunity to his attention and feels it was “an important way to be proactive about his diagnosis.” Jim referred to his research participation as something that he “feels really good about doing and is glad he can contribute to…”

AWARE for All – Los Angeles Clinical Research Webinar will be held Wednesday, November 18th, from 4-6pm PDT. Attendance is free, but please register today by clicking here. To learn more, visit awareforall.org or call 877-633-4376.

The AWARE for All – Los Angeles supporters include Allergy & Asthma Network, City of Hope, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, PALS for Health, Alzheimer’s LA, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, Alliance for a Better Community, Being Alive LA, WeSPARK Cancer Support Center, Providence Clinical Research, Peer Plus, and the AWARE Industry Consortium.

About CISCRP
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free education and outreach to the general public and patient communities. Visit http://www.CISCRP.org for more information or to participate in CISCRP’s educational initiatives. For additional questions about AWARE for All, contact awareforall@ciscrp.org or call 877-633-4376.

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