Would you take part in a clinical trial? Is it bad for your health? Or is it the safest way to get treated?
These are some of the questions Prof Jeremy Day will discuss on Thursday 11th January 2018, in his now sold-out session: “Clinical Trials – exploitation or essential health care?” as part of Science in the Cafe series.
The series is in partnership with The Old Compass Cafe and Bar, in Ho Chi Minh City.
Jeremy will explore issues around clinical trials including why we do them, how they work, and how do we interpret the results. He will use examples of clinical trials completed and underway here at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in collaboration with local hospital partners.
Prof Jeremy Day is head of our CNS & HIV Infections Research Group, and a Professor of Infectious Diseases for the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford, U.K. He studied medicine and political philosophy at Cambridge University in the UK, and completed his specialist training in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine in Edinburgh, London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The CNS & HIV Infections Research Group study infections of the brain, often related to HIV, that are important problems in our local population. These diseases are usually also of wider relevance, throughout Asia and globally, and have high rates of death and disability.