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Tuesday, June 21 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#253: Efforts to Improve Diversity of Clinical Trial Participants

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-22-575-L04-P ; CME 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will provide an overview of initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships from industry, regulators, and other stakeholders to enhance the diversity of clinical trial participants.

Learning Objectives

Describe efforts to promote diverse clinical trial participation and how they will be realized; Discuss how to develop cross functional collaborations within companies and engage with regulators to achieve diversity goals; Identify considerations to establish a robust reproducible framework for assessing trial diversity and planning for improvements.


Kim Ribeiro, MS, MT


Improving Diversity of Health Disparities Clinical Trials with Community-Based Organization Engagement
Barbara Goodman, MBA

Industry Update
Ramona Burress, PharmD

FDA Update
Jamie Renee Brewer, MD


Jamie Brewer

Acting Clinical Team Lead, DO3, OOD, CDER, FDA, United States
Jamie Brewer, MD, is a medical oncologist and Acting Clinical Team Lead in the Division of Oncology 3 (DO3) in the Office of Oncologic Diseases (OOD) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Brewer joined the FDA in 2018 and previously served as a clinical reviewer on the Genitourinary... Read More →
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Ramona Burress

Head of Patient Insights and Engagement, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, United States
Ramona Burress, PharmD is Head of Patient Insights and Engagement – Center for Health Equity and Patient Affairs at Takeda. Prior to joining Takeda, Ramona Burress served as a Director, Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Trials at Janssen. This in role, she led external stakeholder... Read More →
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Barbara Goodman

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cures Within Reach, United States
Barbara Goodman leads Cures Within Reach and its mission of testing of already approved therapies in new indications. She has 25 years of healthcare/life sciences experience, focused on strategic growth initiatives at both for-profit and nonprofit corporations. Prior to CWR, she led... Read More →
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Kim Ribeiro

Head, Diversity and Patient Inclusion, AbbVie, Inc., United States
Kim Ribeiro, MLS (ASCP) CM, MS, has over 10 years of clinical trial patient experience with her most recent position being at AbbVie. She has a strong focus on strategy development for patient engagement, recruitment and retention planning as well as digital outreach and raising clinical... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Room 185 AB McCormick Place 2301 South Indiana Avenue Gate 40 Chicago, IL 60616
  09: Regulatory, Session |   02: ClinTrials -ClinOps, Session