The 3rd ICN symposium was successful hosted in Singapore on 29 August 2017 by one the founding members, Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI). The theme of the symposium is 'Advancing Clinical Research through Expertise Development' and representatives of ICN shared their views and experiences in maximizing clinical research on a small footprint and the trial operations and set-up in ICN countries.
The 3rd annual steering board meeting was held on 30 August 2017 following the symposium. During the meeting, topics relating to visibility of ICN, ICN membership, ICN services and roadmap of ICN were discussed. At the end of the meeting, Professor Gabriela Senti (University of Zurich CTC) officially handed over the ICN chairmanship to Professor Yağız Üresin (Istanbul University CTC), but she accepted to remain as honorary Chairperson of the ICN in support of all future ICN activities.
The 4th ICN symposium and the 4th annual steering board meeting will be organized by the Center of Excellence for Clinical Research of the Istanbul University in Istanbul on 13-14 September 2018.