Today is International Clinical Trials Day, a day to recognize the hard work and invaluable contributions of study volunteers, clinical investigators, staff and research professionals in the advancement of medical care.

The date May 20 was selected to mark James Lind’s first controlled clinical trial using citrus fruit on a group of sailors suffering from scurvy back in the year 1747.

As the current coronavirus pandemic has shown, clinical trials are vitally important to discovering treatments for diseases and disorders, as well as finding new ways to diagnose and prevent various illnesses.

We’d like to thank all clinicians and staff for their hard work and dedication, especially those in our clinics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health, as they continue to work tirelessly to improve the health and wellbeing of patients.

Researchers and clinicians need your help! Help shape the future of healthcare by participating in clinical trials and studies.

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