Webinar – Innovating for Inclusion: Making Clinical Research More Diverse
Each October, NIA celebrates the importance of diversity within aging research. This year, the institute will host a webinar around the importance of clinical trial diversity within dementia research.
Join NIA on Oct. 31st from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m., ET for the Innovating for Inclusion: Making Clinical Research More Diverse webinar. Speakers will offer their insights and resources to help support the inclusion of more diverse participants in dementia research.
The discussion will cover an array of important topics and perspectives, including:
- Actionable and audience-tested tools, like OutreachPro, to support clinical trial recruitment efforts particularly among underrepresented populations.
- Evidence- and practice-based insights on outreach interventions and alternative recruitment strategies from the University of Wisconsin’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC).
- The real-life experience of joining a study from a former ADRC clinical trial participant.
- Avenues to help educate and make communities aware of clinical trials.
- Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson, M.A., Office of Clinical Research, NIA
- Shenikqua Bouges, M.D., Assistant Professor, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- Taryn James, Ph.D., Scientist, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
- Jimmie Harris, Clinical Trial Participant
- Deb Burcombe, Program Director of Outreach, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention
How to participate
- The webinar will be held virtually on Zoom. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance.
- A link to the webinar recording will posted on this page after the event, available on the NIH Videocast page, and available on NIA’s YouTube account.
Reasonable Accommodation: If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make your request no later than 1 week before the event.
- Browsing NIA's Alzheimer's Disease Outreach and Recruitment Engagement Resources (ADORE)
- Watching the Advancing Diversity in Clinical Trials video
- Exploring current opportunities to participate in dementia research with NIA's Clinical Trials Finder
- Reading the National Strategy for Recruitment and Participation in Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Clinical Research