On-Demand Webinar

Industry-Wide Solutions to Improve Access to Clinical Trials

Increasing diversity and inclusion in research has long been a challenge in the clinical research community. Barriers to access can impact efficacy of future treatments and exclude underserved populations from quality clinical care. Understanding this vital, pervasive issue can enable sponsors, sites, CROs, and vendors to make clinical research more inclusive for all.

In this panel discussion shared at Advarra’s Spring Onsemble conference, representatives from Yale University, Parexel, and Par8o provide actionable strategies for improving access to clinical research for diverse, underserved populations. The panelists will provide both site and CRO perspectives on how to address key barriers such as lack of access to research sites, challenges developing educational materials to adequately reach potential participants, optimizing trial design to accommodate a diverse population, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Share site and CRO perspectives on barriers to access
  • Analyze how to optimize trial design to accommodate a diverse population
  • Discuss strategies for community building, ambassador programs, and referral models

Presented By

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Gadi Saarony

Chief Executive Officer

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Tesheia Harris


Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer/Director of Clinical Research
Yale Center for Clinical Investigation/Yale School of Medicine

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Peyton Howell

President, Commercial and Consulting and Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer

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Melissa Palchak Opraseuth


Chief Operating Officer
par8o, Inc.


Who should watch?

This content applies to representatives from sponsors, CROs, institutions, research sites, health center management, and other organizations involved in engaging with prospective research participants.

CE Credits

Attendance at this session has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17600, for 1 contact hour. This documentation must be retained by the licensee for a period of 4 years after the course concludes.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 1 hour of CE credit.

If you would like to obtain CE credits for a different credential, please check with your professional organization to determine if our webinars meet their continuing education requirements.

Certificate of Attendance

The certificate will be available to you for download on the webinar platform after watching the webinar.

DATE: April 1, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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