Strategies and Best Practices for Enrolling Black and Latinx Americans in COVID19-related Clinical Research

August 7, 2020 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Given the disproportionate burden of infection and poor outcomes related to COVID-19 for these racial and ethnic groups, their representation in COVID-19 related clinical research is critical.

The goal of the symposium is to share strategies and best practices for improving enrollment of Black and Latinx study participants in clinical research. 

Please complete registration by July 31, 5:00 p.m. Registered participants will receive a meeting invitation with the Zoom link. 


Draft Agenda

Welcome: Kimberly S. Johnson, M.D., MHS | 8:00 to 8:05 a.m.

Keynote Addresses | 8:05 to 9:15 a.m.

  • Lack of Diversity in Clinical Research and Strategies to Engage Black Communities presented by Nadine Barrett, Ph.D.
  • Strategies to Effectively Engage Latinx Communities in Research: Implications for COVID-19 Research presented by Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Ph.D. 

Question and Answer Period | 9:05 to 9:35 a.m.

Study Consultations:  We will assign 20 minutes slots per study for those interested. | 9:40 to 11:40 a.m.

Abbreviated Just Ask Training:  This interactive training focuses on the impact of implicit bias in clinical research/trial recruitment. Participants will discuss how personal beliefs and attitudes affect approaches to recruitment and practice strategies to increase participant diversity.  

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