Apollo Research and Innovations (ARI) team hosted the 'International Clinical trial day' celebration at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad in collaboration with Navchetna(an awareness & Advocacy Initiative for Clinical Research by Indian Society for Clinical Research), Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences(NIMS).
ARI is an Accredited Member Organizations (AMO) of Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR).
Over 85 participants including investigators, study coordinators, Ethics committees, students, patients and regulatory representative participated in the event from Hyderabad.
The event commenced with a welcome note by Dr. RavindraBabu, Medical Superintendent, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
The clinical research team at ARI introduced the concept of International Clinical Trials Day and the Clinical research film by Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR). This film has been made with the sole purpose of informing doctors, patients, and their caregivers about why clinical trials need to be conducted, how they are conducted, and how patient's interests are protected when they decide to voluntarily participate in clinical trials.
The film is available to view at various ARI centres for interested team members.
There were several investigators and patients who shared their stories and experiences of participating in the clinical trials.
Our ARI team is happy to share this initiative as a step toward bringing awareness about clinical research in India.