PUTRAJAYA, 5 September 2018 – Clinical Trials Day 2018 was held at the Institut Kanser Negara (IKN), its second time since its initiation last year, to celebrate patients, volunteers and medical professionals involved in clinical trials. Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) partnered with Clinical Research Centre (CRC) and IKN to organise this momentous event in conjunction of IKN’s 5th anniversary.
This event was well attended by all stakeholders in the clinical research industry. Various talks by prominent research personalities and patient support talks were organised for the general public as well as for the medical personnel to raise awareness on the importance of clinical trials.
At the event, a CRM Industry Sponsored Research Award was given to high achievers in clinical trials here in Malaysia to recognize their contribution in industry sponsored research, as well as to spur and encourage more of such efforts. IQVIA™ Malaysia received the CRO of the Year Award for highest number clinical trials with trial site activation & recruitment number for the year 2017, Dr Shereen Ch’ng Suyin (Hospital Selayang) and Dr Wong Yoke Fui (IKN) received the Top Recruiter Award for consistent performance in patient recruitment for clinical trials initiated in Malaysia for year 2017, Dr Voon Pei Jye (Sarawak General Hospital) received the Investigator of the Year Award for outstanding achievement as principal investigator in clinical trials for year 2017 and Institut Kanser Negara received the Clinical Trial Site of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in being among the top oncology trial site in Malaysia for year 2017.
The event was officiated by the Deputy Director-General of Health (Research & Technical Support), YBhg. Datuk Dr. Shahnaz Murad. Also present was the Director of Institut Kanser Negara, YBrs. Dr. Asmayani, CEO of CRM, Dr. Akhmal Yusof & the Deputy Director of CRC National, YBrs. Dr. Kalairasu Periasamy.
About “I AM AWARE” Campaign
The “I Am Aware” campaign is a public education programme about the importance of clinical trials. The campaign is initiated to promote understanding of the true benefits and risks of participation of clinical trials and to provide resources to help individuals make informed decisions about research involvement. Hence, we have organised activities such as roadshow to various public health clinics and public hospitals in Malaysia.