Brussels, October 16, 2019 – Press release - The Trials@Home consortium will explore the opportunities of moving clinical trials from the traditional clinic setting to the participant's immediate surroundings. These so-called Remote Decentralised Clinical Trials (RDCTs) make use of new – digital – innovations and enable participants to visit a clinical trial centre less frequently, if at all. This makes it easier for larger, more diverse and remote populations to participate in clinical trials. These trials are expected to be conducted faster, more efficiently, and provide results that are more representative, because the data is collected in the daily context of the participant (Real World Evidence). The research to be conducted includes an inventory and evaluation of existing and new techniques for use in RDCTs as well as a pan-European pilot trial. Full press release available here.
To mark World Diabetes Day, IDF Europe will be holding a series of events in Brussels during the month of November. The main event will be a lunch session at the European Parliament on November 14. Organised under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency, speakers from a range of organisations, including MEPs, EUBIROD, DG Research and Innovation and the National Health Institute of Finland will discuss the burden of diabetes and ways of “Improving the well-being of people living with diabetes and those at risk”.
Other events during the month of November will include some awareness-raising and blood glucose testing sessions in various European Commission buildings.
For more information about these events, please contact email@example.com.
Since 2012, the International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) with the support of Lilly Diabetes have recognised excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes through the IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes.
We are now accepting submissions for this year’s Long-Standing Achievement Award. The award is given to an association or an individual in alternate years; in 2019, the award will be given to an individual.
Please apply for the prize by October 25 at the latest. The Prize Winner will be notified by November 3, and the award will be presented in November in Brussels.
For further details, please download the application form.