TechFest: What did Clinical Trials ever do for us Spoken Word

TechFest: What did Clinical Trials ever do for us

  • Date

    Monday 30 September 2013

  • venue

    TechFest

  • time

    Monday 30th September 6.30pm

  • age

    All

  • price

    Adults - £5.50 Concessions - £3.85 including bf

  • genre

    Spoken Word

TechFest 2013

Aspirins, Guinea Pigs and Horseradish - What did Clinical Trials ever do for us?    

University of Aberdeen: Fraser Noble Building FN3

Monday 30th September 6.30pm   

Adults - £5.50  Concessions - £3.85 including bf

Clinical trials have come a long way since James Lind compared lemons and horseradish as treatments for scurvy while onboard the Salisbury in 1747.

For a start, there are lots more of them and the media offers us a daily diet of promising treatments and wonder drugs. But is this all marvellous news, or just hot air? This talk will cover the history of trials, how they are designed, what they mean for our health and provide top tips for how to decide whether that ‘Miracle cure!’ headline is worth getting excited about.
 


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