CISCRP's Free Community Health Event Returning to Boston, MA

Thursday, September 20, 2018 General News
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On Tuesday, October 23, CISCRP will host AWARE for All, a free community health event, for the Boston community. To learn more and reserve your spot for this event visit awareforall.org or call 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4376).

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation

(CISCRP) invites the Boston community to attend AWARE for All, a FREE community health event on Tuesday, October 23, from 5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. EDT at The NonProfit Center. CISCRP's AWARE for All program is hosted in cities all over the world and is a chance to bring educational health information directly to patients and the public. This will be the tenth AWARE for All event the local nonprofit has held in the Boston area since 2003.

According to CISCRP's 2017 Perceptions and Insights Study approximately 70% of the public has never or rarely considered a clinical trial as a treatment option with their doctor. CISCRP's Senior Manager of Development & Community Engagement, Ellyn Getz, comments, "We are grateful for the support we have received from local community organizations to help us bring this event back to our Boston hometown. Our AWARE events provide the community with tools to help them advocate for and make informed decisions about their health. We encourage lots of questions and networking onsite."

This educational event features many highlights including a complementary dinner and a number of free health screenings including blood pressure, glucose, glaucoma, flu vaccinations, mental health/depression, and HIV checks. Attendees will have time to connect with local and national community health advocates and researchers to learn about their resources and services. There also will be an overview presentation about clinical research and a panel discussion featuring research professionals and clinical trial participants.

CISCRP is producing the event with the support of Host Sponsor Biogen; National Sponsors EMD Serono and Lupus Research Alliance; Patron Sponsors Tufts CTSI, BMS, and Harvard School of Public Health; and Outreach supporter CenterWatch. Biogen's Vice President of Global Clinical Operations, Murray Abramson, comments, "Biogen is committed to educating patients and their loved ones about clinical research opportunities. We are proud to support CISCRP's AWARE for All event to bring a deeper awareness of clinical trials to their communities."

AWARE for All Boston will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m. EDT at The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street Boston, MA 02109. Attendance is free, but please reserve your spot today by visiting http://www.awareforall.org or by calling toll free 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4376).

About CISCRP: The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process. CISCRP provides free education and outreach to the general public and patient communities. Visit http://www.CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP's educational initiatives.

Editor's Note: Community and research collaborators include: Alzheimer's Association, American Liver Foundation, Asian Women for Health, Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Epilepsy Foundation of New England, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Novartis, Samaritans Hope, Tufts CTSI, Walgreens, and many other prominent community and research collaborators.

 

SOURCE CISCRP (Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation)



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