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Exploring Clinical Research in Newcastle During COVID-19

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Clinical Research in Newcastle During COVID-19

International Clinical Trials Day is held in May. The day celebrates the anniversary of the first clinical trial by James Lind in 1747 into the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury.

Newcastle is home to a fantastic range of clinical research which is being delivered in our local Hospital and University facilities, so we are taking the opportunity to mark International Clinical Trials Day by hosting this online event and uncovering some of the fantastic research happening at the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility on the 27th May.

Researchers from the facilities will talk to us about the important clinical research taking place in Newcastle during the COVID-19 Pandemic both in the hospital and University facilities.


14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and introductions Charlie Wilkinson (Engagement Support Coordinator, Faculty of Medical Sciences)

14:05 – 14:20 Introduction to the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility Prof Fai Ng (Director, NIHR Newcastle CRF)

14:20 – 14:45 Supporting COVID Vaccine Clinical Trials in Newcastle Dr Christopher Duncan (Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases)

14.50 – 15.15 Making dentistry safer during the pandemic. Richard Holliday (NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences)

15.15 – 15:25 Comfort break

15:25 – 15.45 Understanding the needs of Parkinson’s Patients during COVID-19 Professor Nicola Pavese (Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Director of Clinical Ageing Research Unit)

15.45 – 15.55 Ensuring the safety of research during the pandemic Dr Emma Raine (NIHR BioResource Manager, NIHR BioResource Centre Newcastle)

15.55 – 16.00 Close of meeting

This event is supported by VOICE and EngageFMS. Register online or contact EngageFMS to book a spot or ask questions.

VOICE is a unique organisation, comprising a large network of citizens across the UK and internationally. Members contribute immense insights, experience, ideas and vision to identify unmet needs and opportunities, to drive innovation on ageing and improve health research.

Engage FMS is the Faculty of Medical Sciences Public & Patient Engagement & Involvement programme

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