SCRI Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) Conference
Start Date / Time: 28 September 2015, 09:30 am
End Date / Time: 28 September 2015, 04:30 pm
Venue: Raffles City Convention Centre Singapore
The Conference discussed strategies and initiatives in specific areas of investigator-initiated and academic clinical research. Many clinician scientists, researchers and experts from research institutions, policy makers, industry and regulatory agencies took part in the Conference. The agenda provided the key to future success in investigator-initiated trials by addressing current challenges and highlighting novel solutions.
In conjunction with Singapore’s Jubilee Anniversary, the SCRI had specially commissioned the SG50 commemorative book on Saving Lives Through Clinical Research – A 50-Year Journey of Singapore’s Scientific Leadership, which was unveiled at the Conference by Minister of State for Health, Dr Lam Pin Min. The book captures the journey of clinical research and milestones achieved in Singapore, and also discusses the new frontiers in the road ahead.
During the book launch, Dr Lam highlighted the importance of clinical research in Singapore and breakthrough studies such as ATOM, which SCRI is a collaborator. “Today, of the pioneering efforts of many Singapore medical researchers whose painstaking efforts and dogged research have transformed once life-threatening diseases into treatable conditions. As a result, this has helped improve the quality of life of Singaporeans and extended the survival of our patients,” said Dr Lam.