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2016 NAACP HEALTH LUNCHEON: INCREASING DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL TRIALS

June 16, 2016

Health Lunch

Please join the NAACP Health Department and Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, at the NAACP 107th Annual Convention as we discuss the barriers to African Americans participation in clinical research, and how lack of diversity impact diagnosis and care for people of color.

African American men and women and other people of color continue to be disproportinately affected by numerous chronic diseases; yet research that determines which therapies are used to treat illnesses is largely conducted on white males. Concerns about participating in clinical trials are legitimate and have their historical roots, but the need for people of color and women to take part in clinical trials is greater than ever.

The Health Department invites you to attend our annual Health Luncheon on Monday, July 18 from 12:30 – 2:00pm in the Pavilion Ballroom, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland, to learn more about this important issue, including national efforts to promote racial and gender diversity in clinical trials and to ensure a positive experience for all participants.

Registration:

The registration fee to attend the luncheon keynote session is $50.00. All registration for sessions will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center. For advanced registration, please visit naacpconvention.org.

For more information about the luncheon, please contact Tabatha Magobet at health@naacpnet.org or (410) 580-5682.

Health Luncheon sponsored by Pfizer Incorporated and CVS Pharmacy.