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Clinical trials: taking advantage of the vulnerable?

May 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:p.m.
Fox and Feather Pub
283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Enrolling in a clinical trial can provide benefits such as access to a new treatment, the potential to help other patients, or monetary compensations in some cases. But do these benefits outweigh risks of unpredictable reactions and dangerous side effects? Are we taking advantage of the people who are willing to take these risks due to their poor health or financial situation? Are all patients selected for clinical trial truly capable of giving informed consent? Are all results from these trials, both positive and negative being reported? Do you have an opinion? Join us for drinks, discussion, and debate.

Café Scientifique is a forum where, for the price of a coffee or a glass of wine, adults can get together and talk about recent -- and sometimes controversial -- developments in science and technology. The Canada Science and Technology Museum serves as moderators to the discussion between invited experts and the general public. Lively discussions guaranteed!

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