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MRC CTU Twitter Q&A on why ‪#trialsmatter: 20 May, 1-1.45pm
Posted on: May 11 2015, 11:30 am

 All questions on clinical trials welcome!
To mark International Clinical Trials Day on Wednesday 20 May 2015, the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL will be running a Twitter Q&A session.  We will have four panellists ready and waiting to answer your questions, and hear your thoughts on, the theme of 'Why do clinical trials matter?'

Our panel:
Our panellists have a wealth of experience in clinical trials, and includes patient representatives, a doctor and a statistician. Their experience covers both HIV and cancer trials. They are all actively involved in running clinical trials and concerned with improving how clinical trials are run, and are keen to hear your thoughts on what makes clinical trials important.

Ben Cromarty, Patient Representative and member of the MRC CTU at UCL PPI group
Sheena McCormack, Clinician and HIV researcher
Max Parmar, Director of MRC CTU at UCL - Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology and Director of both the MRC Clinical Trials Unit and the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at UCL. 
Derek Stewart, Associate Director for Patient  & Public Involvement, NIHR CRN

How to participate:
Our panelists will be sat by a computer and ready to answer questions from 1pm to 1.45pm on Wednesday 20 May (BST).
You can tweet within this 45 minute slot, or tweet your question before the session begins if you prefer.  If you would like to participate but are not on Twitter, you can also email us your questions in advance.
To ask a question, simply tweet using the hashtag #trialsmatter.  One of our panel will then reply to you from the @MRCCTU account, as in the example below.

As we have more than one panel member for our Q&A, the person who is answering your question will put their initials at the start of their tweet, so you know who is talking.

As well as answering your questions, we're also very interested to hear what you think on the topic.  If you have a thought on why clinical trials matter, please tweet using the #trialsmatter hashtag as in the example to the right.
 
Further information:
      @MRCCTU Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MRCCTU
      Read more about clinical trials: http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_clinical_trials/
      Read more about randomized controlled trials: http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_clinical_trials/what_is_a_randomised_controlled_trial/
      Read more about Max Parmar: http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_us/senior_staff_profiles/mahesh_parmar/
   Read more about Sheena McCormac: http://www.ctu.mrc.ac.uk/about_us/senior_staff_profiles/sheena_mccormack/
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