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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Research and Innovation Office @Shef_Research and Partnerships and Regional Engagement @UniShefEngage bring you researchers and clinicians from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for a live online panel discussion, answering questions provided by the public about COVID-19 research. The live event took place on 24 June and was open to all, free to attend as part of International Clinical Trials Day 2020 – see above to now stream it any time.
Developing drugs and vaccines usually takes a number of years, but now, internationally and nationally, funding bodies, researchers and regulatory authorities are working tirelessly together to accomplish this process much quicker for COVID-19 research. However, there are still challenges ahead, such as if a suitable vaccine is identified, how quickly can it be mass produced for the global population. Researchers and healthcare professionals from The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together at the forefront of this urgent research.
International Clinical Trials Day commemorates when the first controlled clinical trial was conducted on 20 May 1747. Since then, research has played a vital role in improving healthcare for everyone. Now more than ever clinical research is crucial, as it will help us understand more about COVID-19, and progress the development of potential treatments and effective vaccines in the future.