Your Voice, Your Story

The Idea

Sometimes it is difficult to put feelings into words. White Coats Foundation invites people to express their “Voice”  by creating a picture, painting, symbol or sending in a photo that represents what clinical trials mean to them.

 

We all have a story to tell.

Perhaps you are a patient that has benefited from participating in a clinical trial, a recipient of an approved medication that is available because of a clinical trial, a health care professional who supports patients on clinical trials or an industry professional who is witness to the impact that medical advances can bring to people’s lives. Perhaps clinical trials are a mystery or complicated to understand. Whatever the circumstances, we want to hear people’s voices and see their stories.

We continue to welcome entries from patients, family members, health care professionals and industry professionals.  We want to connect with ALL communities, a diverse range of people and cultures.  

The stories may be uplifting or heartbreaking, thought-provoking and educational. Stories are what connect us as humans and this initiative is an opportunity to create an image that is both personal and powerful. 

A big thank you to all who submitted entries & attended our Your Voice Your Story webinar on #ICTD2022  & to our storytellers, thank you for sharing your powerful stories with us. It was a privilege. 

The 2022 Webinar

Your Voice,Your Story Gallery 2022

How to Participate

Part 1 - Your Artwork

Send in your image along with a title and brief description of your entry. White Coats Foundation reserves the right to select entries to be posted on our social channels and shared on the White Coats Foundation website gallery -Your Voice,Your Story. By submitting an image, you confirm to us that have the right and any necessary permissions for White Coats Foundation to use that image. 

Please note if your submission is selected, the image, title, description, your first name and state or territory will be shared in the channels described. Your submission will act as permission for White Coats Foundation to share your entry and republish on our social channels, website, and any associated collateral.

Look out for our 2023 dates coming soon 

Part 2 - The Webinar

The White Coats Foundation will select a shortlist of entries for further presentation at the White Coats Foundation “Your Voice, Your Story ” public webinar to be held on International Clinical Trials Day-20th of May. You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted to present as a webinar panellist.  Individuals shortlisted to participate are not obligated to accept and will have the right to decline. This will not affect your entry’s display on our social channels or the online gallery.

Entrants selected to present their story at  our WEBINAR on International Clinical Trials Day – May 20th received a $200 Australia Post/Mastercard gift card *

* Entries for presentation selected by WCF team & decision is final. Gift Card for presentation valid for Australian entrants only.

Our 2022 Sponsor

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to our sponsor for supporting this initiative. Their contribution makes it possible for us to continue to raise awareness of clinical trials and their role in healthcare. 

Your Voice Your Story 2021

The 2021 Your Voice, Your Story event was a success.

We had extremely positive feedback from those that participated and attended the webinar.
The ability for people to express themselves artistically and creatively was both therapeutic and satisfying for the person participating and informative and inspirational for the viewers.

The event was not only fun and a great way to connect with people interested in expressing their views on clinical trial research but it also provided an outlet for people to share their voices and tell their stories in a safe space so others could learn from their perspective. 

The Webinar

The White Coats Foundation selected storytellers for further presentation at the White Coats Foundation “Your Voice, Your Story” public webinar held on International Clinical Trials Day-20th of May.  

Inspirational stories were shared by patients and industry alike.! People are the heart of why clinical trials matter and their stories, insights & experiences are relevant and valuable.

It was also great fun for the WCF team to connect again with people from all around albeit through zoom !

Our 2021 Sponsor

Your Voice,Your Story Gallery 2021

International Clinical Trials Day - May 20th

20 May is International Clinical Trials Day. International Clinical Trials Day commemorates James Lind’s experiment with citrus fruits as one of the first reported clinical trials in medicine. Lind was able to provide evidence of the link between fruit and preventing scurvy.  International Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world to raise awareness of the importance of clinical trials and research in healthcare.

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