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Clinical Trials - the good, the bad, and the ugly

Australian Society of Stem Cell Research (ASSCR



Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute; Level 4; Sydney.

Due to popular request the Australian Society of Stem Cell Research (ASSCR) is holding another “Hot Topic” Q&A style event. Expert panel member share their experience, discuss their opinion and you can ask the questions!​

The evening is discussing controlled clinical trials compared to observational, evidence-based studies. The many important roles and responsibilities associated with human clinical trials. These range from the principle investigator, the role of ethics and law, funding and regulation, the role of the media, and the responsibilities to the patients, as well as the patient’s responsibility as a participant in a clinical trial.

Speakers include:

•Dr. Ken Mickelwaite from Westmead Hospital;
•A/Prof Dr James Wickham from Charles Sturt University
•Dr. Kilian Kelly from Cynata
•Prof. John Rasko from Sydney University
•Dr Tereza Hendl from UNSW
•Dr. Tony Manderson
• Jill Margo AM – Health Editor, Financial Review                                                                                                                                                   •Dr Margret Schuller -ASSCR​
•NHMRC and/or government body – funding, (name to be confirmed)
•Patients – who have received autologous stem cell treatment in a registered trials.

RSVP: By Friday 11 August to Margret Schuller ([email protected]) or Rachel Shparberg ([email protected]).