Creating a Path Forward: Diverse Representation in Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease

Release: 3/27/2023
Expiration: 4/1/2024


Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD
Professor, Dept of Health Policy and Management
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology
University of Miami

Victor Narcisse, MD, FACP
Associate Division Head, Hospital Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital

Credit Provided by Rush University
Funding Statement Earn complimentary CME credit.
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This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a Continuing Medical Education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

This CME/CE activity might describe the off-label, investigational or experimental use of medications that may exceed their FDA- approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. RUSH University Medical Center requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Target Audience / Intended Audience This activity is intended for primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants as well as specialists who work with patients with cognitive impairment or dementia.
Statement of Need / Activity Purpose

Clinical trial participation is low amongst diverse populations. The purpose of this course is so we to increase awareness on the importance of representation and provide clinicians with the tools and resources to effectively communicate around clinical trials and recruit their patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will learn:

  • Explain the importance of representation in clinical trials.
  • Address barriers to clinical trial participation for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Identify strategies to refer underrepresented populations to clinical trials in your practice.
Method of Participation

This curriculum will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive maximum credit, participants are required to view the presentation in its entirety. Upon completion of the activity and evaluation form, a certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation

Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course has been approved for medical ethics.

Faculty Disclosures

Disclosures- Faculty reports the following relationship(s)

Individuals in control of content have disclosed the following:

James Galvin, MD, MPH – Consultant, Alpha-Cognition, Biogen, Cognivue, Eisai, Genentech, Roche

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated. The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

  1. Active internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problems while viewing any media (audio/video).
  2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
    • Windows OS 7.0 and higher.
    • MAC OS “Mountain Lion” and higher.
  3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 40.0 or higher
  4. Peripherals: Speakers for audio.
  5. Adobe Reader to print certificate. Click here to download Adobe Reader for free.