Watson discussing diversity in clinical trials at symposium

Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH

Karriem Watson, DHSc, MS, MPH, Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Illinois Cancer Center will be a featured speaker at the 9th Annual Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Symposium on Wednesday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Drinker Biddle, 191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 3700, Chicago. Watson will discuss the importance of diversity in clinical trials.

The symposium focuses on health equity and health disparities in the United States. It brings together leading healthcare professionals, executives, physicians, patient groups, patients, researchers, academics, clinical trial professionals, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss health equity in the life sciences and the health sectors. The symposium focuses on the latest trends, challenges, opportunities in both the marketplace and workplace, with a specific concentration on how to best serve an increasingly diverse patient base. It also addresses the broader health disparity challenges in the U.S., and the symposium equips attendees with the latest insights and ideas. Attendees will learn practical solutions, share perspectives, and meet new industry and marketplace colleagues.

Jonathan Holloway, PhD, provost at Northwestern University, will serve as keynote speaker. The event is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Innovation.

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