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NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II

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About the Inclusion Across the Lifespan-II

The goal of the workshop is to provide lessons learned regarding the inclusion of pediatric and older populations in clinical studies, with evidence-based practical advice to the scientific community. The workshop will bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds in clinical study development and execution, with focus on pediatric and geriatric populations, and consideration of special populations (e.g. women, racial/ethnic minorities, sex/gender minorities, rural/isolated populations, others that are specific to that phase of life), across the life course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inclusion Across the Lifespan-II workshop will initially be planned as a virtual participation only meeting. As federal government guidelines continue to evolve, the planning committee will consider adding an option for an in-person meeting at a later date.

  • At this time, only virtual attendance will be possible. Participants are encouraged to register for the virtual meeting. Please make sure your contact email is correct as links to join the meeting will be sent to that email.
  • If thein-person option later becomes available, the IAL-II meeting will have limited in-person space in order to facilitate physical distancing of presenters and participants (max = 200 people for in-person). PLEASE NOTE: Virtual participation will be available regardless.
  • We are not accepting poster submissions at this time but are considering options for a virtual poster session if an in-person meeting is not possible.
  • Check thia page periodically for more information.

Background

In 2017, in response to the 21st Century Cures Act, NIH held a workshop entitled “Inclusion Across the Lifespan” (IAL), which examined the barriers to and opportunities for inclusion of children and older adults in clinical studies. Discussions at the workshop contributed to NIH considerations in developing the IAL policy that went into effect in January 2019.

NIH is holding this follow up workshop on September 2-3, 2020 that will examine the science of the inclusion of these populations, providing researchers evidence-based approaches to meeting the new IAL policy. There will be a focus on pediatric and geriatric populations, and discussions will include considerations for special populations (e.g. women, racial/ethnic minorities, sex/gender minorities, rural/isolated populations, others that are specific to that phase of life).

Topic Areas and Agenda

  • Topic Area 1: Inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Topic Area 2: Study design and metrics
  • Topic Area 3 - Recruitment, enrollment and retention
  • Topic Area 4 - Data analysis and study interpretation

An agenda is forthcoming.

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Workshop Dates

Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday September 3, 2020

Resources

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Registration

Participants are encouraged to register in advance of the meeting. Registration is free of charge for all participants.

Registration Dates

February 20 through September 1, 2020

Register

 

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Planning Committee & Support

Planning Committee Co-Chairs

  • James Griffin, Ph.D., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Barbara Radziszewska, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Samir Sauma, Ph.D. , National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Planning Committee Members

  • Dara R. Blachman-Demner, Ph.D., Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
  • Dawn Corbett M.P.H. National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research (NIH/OER)
  • Elonna Ekweani, J.D., Office of Research on Women's Health
  • Valery Gordon, Ph.D., M.P.H. National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
  • Joyce Hunter, Ph.D., National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • Brian Johnson Ph.D., National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Lisa Kaeser, J.D., Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)
  • Katherine Kavounis, M.P.H., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Jaron Lockett, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • Samia Noursi, Ph.D., Office of Research on Women's Health
  • Mercy Prabhudas, Ph.D., M.B.A., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Sheila Prindiville, M.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Susan Schafer, R.N., M.S., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Katrina Serrano, Ph.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Erica Spotts, Ph.D. Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

Support

This workshop is a trans-NIH effort supported exclusively with government funds.

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Logistics

Videocast

The workshop will be be videocast live on September 2-3, 2020. The video will be archived and available for viewing after the workshop.

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Media Inquiries

Media inquiries surrounding the workshop should be directed to the NIA Office of Communications and Public Liaison or call (301) 496-1752.

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Contacts

Email the Planning Committee if you have general questions that are not answered on this website.

Planning Committee members, invited speakers, and any other supported participants will be contacted directly by a logistics coordinator.

Sign-language interpreters can be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should Email the Planning Committee, or the Federal Relay, 800-877-8339.

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