D.R.I.V.E Initiative and Indy Black Paper Summit

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D.R.I.V.E Initiative and Indy Black Paper Summit

D.R.I.V.E Initiative and Indy Black Paper Summit

By Indy Hematology Education, Inc.

When and where

Date and time

Friday, September 9, 2022 · 7:30am - 3:45pm EDT


The Westin Indianapolis 241 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

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About this event

Dr. Ruemu Birhiray, MD invites you to the D.R.I.V.E. Initiative and Indy Black Paper Summit on Friday September 9, 2022.

Current clinical research trials frequently do not enroll minorities, even in diseases that disproportionately affect minority populations.


All clinical trials must include a diversity officer who is tasked just like a DSMB in safety to ensure a diversity plan is established, maintained and 5 modified during the course of each study to meet its accrual goals of inclusion and diversity.


Create a ranking system for measuring the relative diversity of enrolled subjects in a clinical trial that are published with each trial.


Create an individual diversity plan to ensure minority patients are enrolled or participating in clinical research.


And ensure that podium presentations at major conferences are preferentially given to clinical trials meeting diversity goals.


Train and recruit minority investigators to participate in all clinical trials.

Date: The Initiative will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at The Westin Indianapolis, 241 W. Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Tentative Agenda:

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome and DRIVE initiative and Indianapolis Black Paper

8:30 am – 9:00 am Promoting DEIA in Oncology Clinical Oncology Research: The Role of Major Medical Societies

9:00 am – 9:30 am Regulatory Approach and Strategies to Improve Diversity in US Clinical Trials

9:30 am - 10:00 am A Clinical Investigator’s Approach to Promoting DEIA in Oncology Clinical Research

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break

10:15 am – 10:45 am FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP! Advocating for Diversity

10:45 am - 11:15 am BEYOND TALK: Improving Accrual of African Americans to Myeloma Clinical Trials; AACR/FDA and IMS/FDA Strategy

11:15 am – 11:45 am The Ivory Tower Approach and Strategy in Oncology Research DEIA

11:45 am – 12:15 pm Pharma Perspective

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm OUR NEIGHBORS KEEPERS? Our Collective Responsibility: The Untold Story of Medical Care Challenges Amongst Native Americans

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm DRIVEing the Next Generation of Medical Researchers

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch: Conversations with Minority Medical Associations

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm DRIVE: Break-Out Sessions/Workshops:

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Diversity Officer



2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Verification


Open Forum

3:00pm – 3:15 pm Workshop Reports


*Note: The Agenda is subject to change

Questions or to Submit a Case that You Would Like to Discuss: Call 317-841-7171 or email Indyhr@conventionmanagers.com

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