Poster Presentation

The Power of Education to Debunk Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trial Participation Among People with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds

The 2022 Alliance Industry Summit (ASI) will feature our poster about the power of education to debunk myths and misconceptions about clinical trial participation among people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. The underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minority groups in clinical trials is both an ethical and a public safety concern. A recent survey found 60% of Black/African American people were not open to clinical trial participation. To help tackle these challenges, PlatformQ Health developed a digital education session in partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center, LUNGevity, and Stand Up to Cancer. The session featured key opinion leaders, who broke down common myths about trials, including issues worries about receiving placebo drugs.

To be presented by Carole Drexel, PhD, Kathryn Pucci, MBA  and Emily Bixler, MBA  of PlatformQ Health and Jeanne Regnante of LUNGevity Foundation, the poster will highlight positive outcomes of the educational program. The session resulted in 18,232 engagements. After the session, 80% of participants agreed that it is important to include a diverse population of participants in a clinical trial to ensure medications are safe and effective for all. Behavioral changes resulting from the educational session included participants stating that they were more interested in participating in a trial if it was necessary and having an interest in talking to their PCPs and oncologists about clinical trial options.

This promising data supports the benefit of education to foster more equitable healthcare for patients from diverse backgrounds, and highlights the strength of partnerships to share trusted education with people who have traditionally been skeptical of clinical research.

Download the e-poster here: AIS-best-in-class-poster-2022

Speaking Sessions

Demonstrating the Value of CME Via Publication, Abstracts and Posters to Stakeholders

When: Thursday, May 5th, 9:15-9:45 AM ET
Where: Sun AB
Who: Tariqa Ackbarali, PhD, MS; Riaz H. Baxamusa MBA, CHCP; Anthia Mandarakas

1. Discover how publications/presentations best demonstrate the value of CME to internal and external stakeholders.
2. Discuss ways to extend the reach of CME via publications/presentations.
3. Review publication/presentation processes to most effectively feature CME outcomes.

As a supplemental resource, hear from Carole Drexel, PhD, Medical Director & Vice President of Patient Education as she discusses the value posters, abstracts, and publications bring to stakeholders.

Using Data from Supported Programs: Why it’s Important and What Does a Compliant Partnership Look Like?

When: Thursday, May 5th, 10:15-10:45 AM ET
Where: Sun AB
Who: Rob Braun & Robert Rosenbloom

1. Provide real-life examples of utilizing impact reports and insights gained from education to supporters

Additional Insights & Resources 

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KDIGO Advocates for Multidisciplinary Patient Care

Diversity in Rare Disease Clinical Trials: Making meaningful & practical changes

A True Champion: A conversation with powerhouse Ricki Fairley

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