Free Public Talk – Clinical Trials: One of the most important medical inventions in the last 100 years
Public event Women
Friday, 20 May 2016, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre – Lecture Theatre Level 1
To mark International Clinical Trials Day, Professor Sallie Lamb will describe how trials have progressed the management of nearly all medical conditions.
Professor Sallie Lamb, Co-Director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Oxford will talk about the history of clinical trials, and explain important concepts such as randomisation, masking and minimisation of bias. Professor Lamb will describe how trials have progressed the management of nearly all medical conditions, and what challenges remain. She will discuss the range of ethical dilemmas raised by clinical trials, and the difficulties of operationalising large experiments involving many hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. Questions and discussion will be welcome.
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