Local Partners, Nonprofit Advocates & International Organizations Share Information on Clinical Research
Miami, FL, November 23, 2020— The AWARE for All – Miami webinar is an important program that builds awareness about both clinical research participation and the critical role that individuals who participate in clinical trials play in advancing new medicines and treatments.
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) invites the Miami community to attend AWARE for All, a free webinar about clinical trials on Tuesday, December 8th, from 4-6pm EDT via a customized, secure online platform.
For the vast majority of individuals, the idea of clinical trials is a new and unfamiliar one. Most people first learn about clinical trials at the same time they are diagnosed with a serious illness for which no medication is available or adequate. Patients, their families, friends and health care providers must gather information quickly to make decisions about whether to participate. This rush to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of clinical trials is often overwhelming and confusing.
CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Miami 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 offer an introduction and insight into the clinical research process, the decision to participate, and even the research team and their roles. 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.
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…”
Tomma Hargraves is a clinical trial participant and credits her participation with surviving Stage 3 lung cancer 14 years ago. Since then, she has participated in other clinical trials and serves as a patient liaison helping others navigate clinical trials.
Dr. Rishi Kakar, Chief Scientific Officer & Associate Medical Director, Segal Trials will be the overview speaker. In addition to a facilitated conversation with patients, researchers and health care professionals, there will also be two – 5-minute health exercises and a virtual health fair with over 30 local and national community health organizations.
“This unique 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´ said Joan Chambers, Senior Director at CISCRP. “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. We’re extremely excited to be presenting this event with support from a diverse team of stakeholders from the Miami community.”
AWARE for All – Miami Clinical Research Webinar will be held Tuesday, December 8th, from 4-6pm EDT. 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 – Miami supporters include Allergy & Asthma Network, American Kidney Foundation, Arianna’s Center, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, Clinical Pharmacology of Miami, Clinical Site Partners, LLC, Debbie’s Dream, Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, JDRF, Latino’s Salud, Lupus Research Alliance, Myovant, NAMI, National Kidney Foundation, National MS Society, Pals for Health, Peoples Science, Segal Trials, Susan G. Komen, and the AWARE Industry Consortium.
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 www.CISCRP.org for more information or to participate in CISCRP’s educational initiatives. For additional questions about AWARE for All, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-633-4376.