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ISCR to host 10th Patients First and Research for Patients conference

"India has 16 per cent of the world's population and 20 per cent of the world's disease burden and yet less than 1.4 per cent of global clinical trials are done in India."

By: Express News Service | Pune |
February 7, 2017 6:31:16 am

Reiterating the commitment of the clinical research fraternity to addressing the growing healthcare needs of the country against the backdrop of a more favourable regulatory environment, Patients’ First and Research for Patients is the theme of the 10th Annual Conference of Indian Society for Clinical Research’s (ISCR). To be held from February 10 to 11 in Mumbai, the event is expected to draw clinical research professionals from academia, healthcare institutions, not for profit organisations and the industry from various parts of the country. “Given the more patient-centric regulatory environment we have in India now and the focus on Make in India, this is an opportune time for all stakeholders of clinical research to engage in a constructive debate on how we can encourage more research and innovation in India,” said Suneela Thatte, President, ISCR.

“India has 16 per cent of the world’s population and 20 per cent of the world’s disease burden and yet less than 1.4 per cent of global clinical trials are done in India,” she added.

Clinical research is essential, not only for developing medicines for emerging health concerns (such as antibiotic resistant pathogens, H1N1, Dengue, etc.), but also for finding safer and better medicines for well-entrenched tropical diseases such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular ailments. Clinical research is an integral part of the drug development process and the conference will focus on what needs to be done to encourage more clinical research in India.

The two-day event line-up includes panel discussions and speaker sessions focusing on the relevance and contemporariness from the perspective of clinical operations, investigator-initiated research, accreditation, ethics, training, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, medical writing, data management, statistics and career development in clinical research.

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