The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing the public about the clinical research process, has announced its Journey to Better Health | AWARE for All – Indianapolis event.  This is a free event that is open to the public and will be held September 14th, from 5-8 PM at Ivy Tech. The event is tailored for the Indianapolis community and will feature local clinical trial participants, healthcare professionals, and exhibiting organizations along with offering free health screenings.  The purpose of the event is to address concerns and skepticisms about clinical trials.  As a means to reduce health disparities and increase demographic diversity in clinical trials, clinical trials are absolutely necessary.  This event will bring together a unique consortium of health educators and clinical trial participants who will share the benefits of clinical research and the important role trials play in advancing healthcare. People can register now at  https://www.ciscrp.org/event/journey-to-better-health-aware-for-all-indianapolis/.

The Journey to Better Health | AWARE for All – Indianapolis event is supported by local research teams, advocacy groups, and a consortium of biopharmaceutical and service provider companies.  The program will answer key questions about the clinical trials process, what to expect as a participant, the benefits and risks of participation, and other valuable information. There will be a panel discussion highlighting local clinical trial participants including our very own Lena Harvey, who is a sickle cell disease clinical trial participant.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Informational Exhibit Center featuring 20+ local exhibiting organizations to meet, receive informational material, and learn more about the health & wellness services offered in Indianapolis and surrounding counties. Exhibitors include Pfizer, Biogen, Janssen, Otsuka, IQVIA, CSL Behring, EMD Serono, Eli Lilly, Genentech, and WCG. Visitors can also connect with local organizations such as Indiana Cancer Consortium, Franciscan Health, Women in Motion, Indiana Donor Network, and many more.