International Clinical Trials Day 2024

May 13-20, 2024

International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on May 20th to recognize the day that James Lind started what is considered the first clinical trial. In 1747, on board the HMS Salisbury, Lind randomized 12 men with scurvy into six groups and experimented with six different treatments. The pair that recovered most visibly was the pair that received citrus fruit. This was the start of clinical trials emerging as a way to find the best treatments.

Join us in our celebration of International Clinical Trials Day

At CTO we are committed to engaging patients and the public with clinical trials. This May, we will share resources and stories that highlight clinical trials and the people who engage with them. Join the conversation by following us on X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook and using the hashtags #ICTD2024 and #TalkClinicalTrials.

Social Media Posts

Choose from any of the following copy-and-paste social media posts below, and don’t forget to use #ICTD2024 and #TalkClinicalTrials!

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Today is International Clinical Trials Day! Clinical trials generate better medicines for patients, cutting-edge health technologies, and help shape the future of medicine. Learn more through @clinicaltrialON’s resources: #ICTD2024 #TalkClinicalTrials

Are you considering participating in a clinical trial and want to learn more? @clinicaltrialON has information to help you make an informed choice: #ICTD2024 #TalkClinicalTrials

#Didyouknow clinical trials study more than just medications? Clinical trials also study areas like diet and lifestyle, medical devices, and diagnostic therapies. Learn more: #ICTD2024 #TalkClinicalTrials

Have you seen @clinicaltrialON’s Clinical Trial Finder? Built with input from patients, caregivers and others, to help simplify finding a clinical trial in Canada: #TalkClinicalTrials #ICTD2024

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Our International Clinical Trials Day Partners

The following organizations have partnered with us to facilitate and encourage open dialogue about the importance and impact of clinical trials. If you’re organization would like to become an #ICTD2024 partner, contact us today.