CHICAGO, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 15, the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) welcomes healthcare professionals and patients to join our 7th annual Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences Symposium, the leading event for life sciences and healthcare executives, physicians, HR professionals, clinical trial professionals and patients, academics, and diversity and inclusion advocates to discuss diversity in the life sciences. Register for the symposium and learn more at http://chisite.org/dilss.
The symposium is the leading forum focusing on diversity in the life sciences and health sector. Attendees will learn the latest trends, challenges, opportunities, and best practices for implementing strategies to make these industries more diverse and inclusive. They'll also have the opportunity to understand how to better serve diverse patient groups.
The symposium comes at a crucial time in healthcare.
"The statistics around diversity in healthcare today are alarming," said Joseph Gaspero, CEO of CHI. "According to the FDA, African-Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, but only 7% of clinical trial participants. When you think that minorities are estimated to outnumber White Americans by 2044, the need to include people of varied races and ethnicities in clinical trials is essential to prevent disparities as we evaluate potential new medicines, and we are committed to addressing this issue."
CHI hopes to inspire and energize attendees through a unique, collaborative approach. The symposium will focus on diversity in clinical trials, the importance of mentoring, and expanding definitions of diversity, as well as Distinguished Keynotes by Dr. Maha Hussain, MD, Senior Deputy Director & Associate Director for Clinical Research at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Dr. Susan R. Windham-Bannister, PhD, Managing Partner of Biomedical Innovation Advisors.
A limited number of tickets are still available, and all are welcome. Those interested in attending can reserve a seat by visiting http://chisite.org/dilss.
About Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)
CHI is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational institute that helps patients and providers increase their knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges of maximizing healthcare value to improve health and quality of life. CHI unites global thought leaders to uncover actionable ideas that drive human-centered healthcare innovation through communication, education, training, symposia, reports, and research.
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SOURCE Center for Healthcare Innovation