In honor of Aware for All Seattle, Governor Jay Inslee has
declared January 30th Clinical Research Education Day in the
state of Washington. Aware
for All Seattle is a free event created by the Center for
Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). The
event is designed to educate the public about clinical research and give
the public and local researchers the chance to connect as part of the
The event, sponsored regionally by WIRB, and nationally by EMD Serono,
will be held at the Seattle Town Hall on Thursday, January 30th
from 5PM to 8PM and will feature educational programs, an exhibition
area featuring local organizations, and free refreshments. The AWARE
program will include lectures focusing on various health conditions,
free health screenings, a clinical research educational handbook, ad
access to a nationwide database of clinical trials.
This free event is open to the public, however, advanced registration is
encouraged through firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 1-877-MED-HERO.
"This is a real chance for the Seattle research community to connect
with individuals, and for individuals to get their questions answered
and discover if research is the right choice for them," explained Ken
Getz, Founder and Chairman of the Board at CISCRP.
Continued Getz, "Most participants are uncertain about the research
process and what to expect before they take part. Ultimately, CISCRP
hopes to empower patients to make more informed decisions about clinical
CISCRP was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization whose mission is
to provide outreach and education to improve clinical research literacy
among public and patient communities.
for more information or to support CISCRP.
Editor's Note: Community partners include:
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Clinical Research Assist,
University of Washington AIDS Clinical Trial Unit, Institute of
Translational Health Sciences, Seattle Children's Hospital, Research
Match, Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus, the Northwest
Association for Biomedical Research, University of Washington, Juvenile
Diabetes Northwest Chapter (JDRF), Lupus Foundation of America | Pacific
Northwest Chapter, American Lung Association in Washington, Seattle,
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance,
ACRP, and the Washington Health Care Access Alliance.
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