The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) invites the local Jacksonville community to attend AWARE for All, a FREE health education forum, on Tuesday, December 5th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST at the Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. 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 within local communities. This is the first time that CISCRP is bringing the AWARE program to Jacksonville.
"The AWARE program is a unique educational event helping people learn about the clinical research process and what it means to be a participant in a clinical trial," says Ken Getz, CISCRP's Founder. "Clinical research can be an important alternative for people facing diseases that cannot be treated by medications that are currently available. We invite people in the Jacksonville community to come to the AWARE program to become more informed and to take charge of their health options."
Attendees of the Jacksonville event will interact with local researchers, clinical trial participants, health care professionals, and advocacy groups, to learn about clinical research and clinical trial participation. Attendees will also have access to health screenings, including blood pressure, BMI, glucose, and vision screenings, as well as free dinner and prizes. The first 100 people to register for AWARE Jacksonville will receive a Walgreens gift card, and those who register a friend or family member will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Kindle.
“Research is critical to transforming the practice of medicine and can offer so much hope to patients,” says Charles Burger, M.D., professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and keynote speaker. “At Mayo Clinic, the true purpose of research is to address the unmet needs of our patients. We are committed to developing bridges that accelerate discoveries and develop new solutions for patients.”
The AWARE event will feature an “Information Alley” where attendees can visit exhibit tables and connect with local and national community health partners and sponsors. There will also be a presentation about clinical research, a panel discussion with research professionals, and a chance to hear from clinical trial participants who will share their experience and stories with the audience.
The event is produced by CISCRP with support from Host Sponsor, Mayo Clinic, National Sponsors EMD Serono and Lupus Research Alliance, Outreach Supporters CenterWatch, HealthUnlocked, and The Conference Forum, along with other local and community sponsors.
AWARE for All Jacksonville will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST at The Gentry Auditorium at Schultz Center Teach & Leader, 4019 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Registration is free, but advanced registration is encouraged and can be done by visiting http://www.awareforall.org or by calling toll-free 1-877-MED-HERO (1-877-633-4376).
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.