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Tuesday, June 25 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#257: Clinical Trial Diversity: Moving from Admiring the Problem to Solving it

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-624-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will take discussions about clinical trial diversity to the next level, focusing on practical solutions and strategies for strengthening diversity in clinical trials. A panel of multi-stakeholder experts will provide their perspectives.

Learning Objectives

Describe strategies for increasing diversity in clinical trial research; Discuss examples of innovations in enrollment and recruitment of diverse patients as well as challenges overcome.


Jane E. Myles, MS


Inclusive Trial Participation: Imperative or Nice to Have?
Jane E. Myles, MS

FDA Perspective
Richardae Araojo, PharmD, MS

Fabian Sandoval, MD

Madeline Geday

Patient Perspective
Mindy Leffler


Richardae Araojo

Associate Commissioner and Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, FDA
CAPT Richardae Araojo serves as the Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this role, she provides leadership, oversight, and direction on minority health and health disparity... Read More →
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Madeline Geday

Director, Patient Innovation and Engagment, Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co., Inc.
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Jane Myles

Head, Decentralized Trials Implementation, Covance
Jane is driving the global impmenentation of decentralized trials at Covance with a team of tech and trial experts. She is the Founder of JemTech consulting and the former Head, Operational Intelligence and Innovation for Roche, working at Genentech. Her passion is driving innovation... Read More →

Fabian Sandoval

Chief Executive Officer and Research Director, Emerson Clinical Research Institute
Dr. Sandoval has over 20 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 Unv. and his Doctorate of Medicine... Read More →

Mindy Leffler

Rare Disease Parent; Partner, Casimir

Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 11A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
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  • Credit Type ACPE, CME, IACET, RN
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