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Tuesday, June 29 • 9:00am - 10:00am
#203 SS: Spotlight Symposia: Important Gaps to Fill with Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials - Moving Beyond Recognition to Action

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

Calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion have grown louder during the pandemic.Health inequalities manifesting in varying infection and mortality rates clearly show the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black, Latino, Asian, and Indigenous communities. This has heightened the need for more equitable access to healthcare and clinical trials.

This session, which includes patient and physician perspectives, will focus attention on how to overcome the barriers to participation.



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Ila Gangotra

Caregiver, United States
Ila Gangotra (BSc, MSc) is a physiologist and chemist, sports retail business owner, wife, mother and grandmother. She is also a caregiver and brings this viewpoint regularly to the medicines development and healthcare ecosystems. She is particularly passionate about ensuring the... Read More →
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Clare Grace

Chief Patient Officer, Parexel, United States
Dr. Grace leads Parexel's global patient advocacy and site efforts, including patient engagement strategies and efforts to enhance clinical trial diversity as well as new, innovative approaches to help teams and customers work more effectively with investigative sites. Most recently... Read More →
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United States
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Fabian Sandoval

President and Chief Executive Officer, ECRI, United States
Dr. Fabian Sandoval, President & CEO, has over 25 years of bench to bedside research experience. His diversified research career has been in academia, healthcare systems and the public sector. He received his Bachelors of Science in molecular and cellular biology from Marymount University... Read More →
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Yasmeem Watson

Patient, United States
Yasmeem Watson, a Stage III colon cancer survivor, joined Fight Colorectal Cancer’s (CRC) Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) Program in 2015. Not only has Yasmeem completed numerous online and in-person trainings through the RATS program, but she has also dedicated herself... Read More →

Tuesday June 29, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044