BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is excited to announce its first AWARE for All event in Queens, New York City on October 3, 2015. This free program is designed to improve understanding about clinical research participation and promote dialogue by connecting patients, researchers, and members of the general public in the local community.
The event will be hosted at St. John's University, D'Angelo Center on Saturday, October 3, from 11AM to 2PM in collaboration with The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research enterprise of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. This program will feature free health screenings, informational exhibits, meaningful presentations from prominent New York medical professionals and researchers about various health conditions, and local patients involved in clinical research, as well as refreshments and prizes. Funding for this event is provided by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) New York Metropolitan Chapter, ACRP Global, Biomedical Research Alliance of New York (BRANY), DrugDev, EMD Serono, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and The Lupus Research Institute.
This free event is open to the public; however, advanced registration is strongly encouraged through www.awareforall.org or by calling 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4370).
"The discovery of new diagnostics and treatments is not possible without volunteers participating in clinical research," said Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. "For this reason, it is critical to both educate the public about clinical research and celebrate those who have participated. Events that aim at attaining this goal, such as AWARE for All, are important."
Ken Getz, Founder and Chairman of the Board at CISCRP added, "There is a need for general education about the clinical research process including the risks, benefits, and the rights of participants. This is an important opportunity for the New York community to work together to address this need and to recognize those who give the gift of participation."
The Center for Information and Study (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 www.CISCRP.org for more information or to support CISCRP's educational initiatives.
Community partners include: the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, American Diabetes Association, Children's Specialized Hospital, Clinical Research Development Associates, Columbia University Department of Surgery Clinical Research Core, Gilda's Club, the Greater Gift Initiative, the Hospital for Special Surgery, iCAN Research, The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Queens Hospital Cancer Center, and other prominent local community partners.
CONTACT: Danielle Lavieri, CISCRP Phone: 617-725-2750 firstname.lastname@example.org