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On International Clinical Trials Day this year, Professor Lamb will be giving a free public talk entitled: "Clinical Trials: One of the most important medical inventions in the last 100 years".

International clinical trials day 2016 free public talk

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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