Enhancing diversity within clinical trials is a hot topic within the industry, as people who are underrepresented in health care generally are likely to be underrepresented in clinical research.
The barriers may be economic, linguistic, cultural, religious, or even physical (e.g. lack of access to nearby clinic). This results in sub-optimal data on effectiveness and safety for the patient population as a whole.
The goal of this training course is to provide an overview of the current challenges with regard to diversity within clinical trials.
The role of Patient Engagement to increase diversity in clinical trials will subsequently be addressed, providing practical approaches that could implemented.