Youre Invited! We hope you‘ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we discuss disparity in clinical trials in honor of Clinical Trial Awareness Week on April 30th – May 4th.

There is mounting scientific evidence pointing to genetic or physiologic distinctions between genders and among racial and ethnic groups that influence disease risk and severity and response to treatment. If a health outcome is seen to a greater or lesser extent between populations, there is disparity. Healthcare disparities refer to differences in access to or availability of facilities and services.

Race or ethnicity, sex, sexual identity, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location all contribute to an individual’s ability to achieve good health. It’s important to make research through the whole demographic spectrum to achieve relevant information.

We hope to see you Friday, April 20th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic Questions

T1: Why do you think there is so much disparity in enrollment of minority patient populations in clinical trials?

T2: Why do you think it is important to diversify clinical trials?

T3: What are some of the barriers to diversifying clinical trials?

T4: How can researchers improve engagement and recruitment of minority patient populations?

T5: How will those tactics be used across different ages, races and genders?

T6: What stakeholders should be involved ensuring diversification in clinical trials? What is their role and how can they collaborate?


Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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