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Monday, June 24 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
#161: Making Trials Work for Special Populations

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-558-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session discusses a variety of ways to address patient needs that help recruit and retain special populations in clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Identify useful guidelines and regulations regarding special populations in various countries; Discuss useful models of patient engagement that focus on special populations; Discuss case studies that show how some clinical trials have attracted special groups of patients.


Deborah E. Collyar


Therapeutic Needs of Older Patients in the Era of Mobile Health
Dinah Duarte, MSc

Implementation of a Peer Advocate Model to Optimize Trial Enrollment, Diversity, and Retention
Caroline Donovan, MPH

Site Awareness and Best Practices for Inclusion of Diverse Populations in Research
Diana Foster, BSN, PhD, MSN

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Deborah Collyar

President, Patient Advocates In Research (PAIR)
Deborah Collyar has been a patient engagement leader since her first cancer diagnosis. She founded Patient Advocates in Research (PAIR) international communication network in 1996, \"where research meets reality.\" Deborah infuses hundreds of patient advocates into research programs... Read More →
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Caroline Donovan

Manager of Patient Engagement, LuCIN, Lupus Therapeutics, LLC
Caroline Donovan, MPH is the Manager, Patient Engagement for Lupus Therapeutics, an affiliate of Lupus Research Alliance. She is responsible for the development and implementation of a peer education program in which prospective lupus clinical trial patients are matched with a trained... Read More →
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Dinah Duarte

Scientific Evaluation Unit, Directorate of Medicinal Products, INFARMED
Dr. Dinah Duarte is a senior assessor at the Scientific Evaluation Unit at the Directorate of Medicinal Products, in the Portuguese regulatory authority for medicines and health products (INFARMED). She is an expert member at the European Medicines Agency (EMA); the current Committee... Read More →
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Diana Foster

CEO, Society For Clinical Research Sites
Dr. Foster serves as a consultant to the Society for Clinical Research Sites as the Vice President of Strategy and Development. In her role she is responsible for building relationships with industry that help amplify the voice of the clinical research site. She has been integrally... Read More →

Monday June 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 5AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA