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Trials and Tribulations

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
21 May Doors open at 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Elgin, 255 Elgin Avenue,
London W9 1NJ
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How do we find the time for research in emergencies? How do we carry out research when we know a treatment works but we don’t know why? It is not always clear how to design a clinical trial. Our speakers will show how ground-breaking trial design can allow for research in settings previously considered too difficult or unethical. An interesting discussion is bound to follow and Pint of Science prizes can be won! This event will be held on the first floor and there is no step-free access.

6000 miles, 144 foreskins, and nine arms

Dr Julie Fox (HIV Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King's College London)
Stephen Nash (Research Fellow)
How do you improve on a drug which is known to prevent HIV without exposing people to greater risk? How can we test if a drug prevents HIV when we don’t have the time (or the money) to wait for people to become infected? Why would you run a clinical trial with nine treatment arms? How do you find young men willing to give up their foreskins for medical science? Come and find the answer to these questions and more!

13000 bloody brains

Abda Mahmood (PhD Candidate)
At this moment, all around the world, people are suffering road traffic crashes, falls or violent assault. What do these people have in common? They are likely to bleed into their brain which means they are very likely to die or become permanently disabled. So what are we doing about it? Come along tonight and Abda Mahmood will present the largest clinical trial done in this area, the results of which will be out later in the year! https://crash3.lshtm.ac.uk/

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