Our Mission is to raise awareness about the role of clinical trials in advancing medical science and healthcare
Clinical trials have the potential to benefit people’s health and can provide options in circumstances where treatment choices are limited or there are none.
Without clinical trials, there would not be any advancement in new medical or therapeutic treatments.
We are delivering on this mission through a variety of initiatives that encourage listening, learning, collaborating, networking and sharing.
If you have ever taken a prescription medicine, you have a clinical trial participant to thank.
In 2017 “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon a crowdsolving competition designed to generate unique and effective ideas that raise awareness of clinical trials amongst patients, healthcare professionals and the general public.
White Coats Foundation submitted an entry in this competition, and this video was the end result of our entry. It was also the inception of the White Coats Foundation.
What started off as a humble initiative to address the critical need to raise awareness about clinical trials and trial participation evolved into an awareness video and the White Coats Foundation.
The Foundation aims to provide access to resources to better inform the public and health care providers about clinical trials in Australia.
We also want to redefine the White Coat image stereotype and help people understand that anyone can wear a White Coat.
White Coats News & Blogs
If you’re looking to participate in a clinical trial but are uncertain about its safety, understanding the role of pre-clinical research in clinical trials can
Routine treatments for conditions such as cancer include ‘standard treatments’ and new treatments offered as part of a clinical trial. Early-phase clinical trials test drugs
Whilst clinical trials are generally safe, serious adverse events (SAEs) can occur. An SAE is defined as any untoward medical occurrence that results in death
Drugs and vaccines play an important role in improving public health. Vaccines can help reduce the spread of contagious diseases, such as whooping cough and
A placebo is a treatment (tablet, injection, sham surgery or other procedure) that appears real but is not. Theoretically, a placebo has no known therapeutic
Not all clinical trials involve payment, and payments can vary considerably for those that do. Some pay thousands of dollars, whilst others may only provide
White Coats Foundation recent Initiatives
Your Voice your Story _ Webinar
Your Voice Your Story is now in its third year. It is with much gratitude we thank our storytellers, this year and every year, for sharing their stories. For us, it is a privilege that you choose to do this at our event .
The Webinar Series
Our webinars include presenters and panellists relevant to each topic, and provide an opportunity for people to ask questions, share experiences, listen and learn from others.