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Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner to Honor Patients in Clinical Research

  • February 2, 2015

  • CISCRP in collaboration with the Patients as Partners Conference team are excited to launch the first Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner to celebrate the people who participate in clinical research. Hosted by Ken Getz, Founder of CISCRP, the event takes place on March 15th at the Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia. Proceeds from this event will provide education and outreach to patients and their families.

    According to the US Census Bureau, more than half of all Americans currently takeprescription medications and most Americans report routinely using over-the-counter medications. However, the general public does not connect the medicines it consumes with the clinical research and dedication of the people who made these developments possible.

    For the general public, clinical research is not typical dinner table conversation. It’s not discussed in high school science classrooms. It’s usually only discussed in a doctor’s office when a patient is diagnosed with an illness. Yet clinical research touches every person’s life regularly.

    “We are honored to collaborate with CISCRP in recognizing medical heroes – the people who participate in clinical trials -at the first annual Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner,”said Valerie Bowling, Executive Director of the Conference Forum.

    The dinner will take place the evening before the 2nd Annual Patients as Partners in Clinical Research conference.The dinner will include an appreciation ceremony, guided brewery tour, beer, wine and a tax-deductible donation.

    If you are a Medical Hero who has participated in a clinical trial and would like to attend the dinner to be honored, please email


    PatientsAsPartnersLogoFor information about the Patients as Partners in Clinical Research conference taking place March 16-17 in Philadelphia, click here. For any questions about the program, contact