Tackling COVID TACTICally at the Cambridge Festival

Join the NIHR Cambridge BRC on the 1 April where researchers will be hosting a live talk called ‘Tackling COVID TACTICally’, which will focus on the Cambridge-led study Tactic-R

This national trial is looking at two licenced drugs, Baricitinib and Ravulizumab (used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and rare blood conditions respectively) to see whether they can be repurposed and help treat patients who have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19.

Dr Frances Hall, who is leading the trial, will be joined by Professors John Bradley, director of research at Cambridge University Hospitals and Ian Wilkinson, director of the Cambridge Clinical Trials Unit, to talk about the study and how Cambridge responded to the pandemic.

The NIHR Cambridge BRC will also be producing a children’s animation of Tactic-R that will be available on YouTube on the same day.

Six other NIHR organisations across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will be taking part and hosting a variety of talks.

This is the first time the Cambridge Festival been held online. The NIHR Cambridge BRC will be one of 250 events held over two weeks from Friday, March 26 to Sunday, April 4.

Organisations across Cambridgeshire will come together to host a whole range of events from the environment to healthcare.

To book a ticket for ‘Tackling COVID TACTICally’ or to view the other events head to our events page.

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