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ASSETS for Cook County Series

October 13, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC

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A Preconference Workshop on Diverse Clinical Trials for MOLA’s VII Annual Latinx Health Symposium

The StructurASolutionS for DivErse Cancer TrialS (ASSETS) for Cook County Series is being presented as a pre-conference workshop in conjunction with MOLA (Medical Organization for Latino Advancement), a non-profit association of Hispanic/Latino physicians and health professionals working for career advancement, linguistic and cultural competency, personal wellness, and health equity for the good of the entire Hispanic/Latino community.
This is the second in a series of ASSETS for Cook County panels.
Please use the code ASSETS to sign up for FREE.


Objectives for the ASSETS panel are to:
  • Highlight the experiences of clinical trial participation and facilitators to accessing clinical trials from the perspectives of clinical trial participants and community leaders
  • Discuss the feasibility of accessing trials from the perspectives of clinical research coordinators and providers.
  • Explain the infrastructure that facilitates access to trials from the perspectives of administrative leaders and sponsors
ASSETS panel agenda and speakers are below:

3:00 – 3:10 – Welcome & Level Setting

3:10 – 3:40 – The Value of Access to Trials: Patients / Clinical Trial Participants and Community Leaders

  • Marta Soto, University of Illinois Cancer Center Clinical Trial Participant and UI Health Patient
  • Paris Thomas, PhD, Equal Hope Executive Director
Paris Thomas, PhD

3:45 – 4:15 – The Feasibility of Access to Trials: Clinical Research Team and Provider Perspectives

  • Marisol Vega, University of Illinois Cancer Center Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Niraj Patel, Sinai Chicago Clinical Research Manager
  • Ryan Nguyen, DO, University of Illinois Cancer Center member and UI Health Medical Oncologist
  • Pam Khosla, MD – Sinai Chicago Oncologist
Marisol Vega
Niraj Patel
Photo of Ryan Nguyen, DO
Ryan Nguyen, DO
Pam Khosla, MD

4:20 – 4:40 – The Infrastructure of Access to Trials: Administrative Leader & Sponsor Perspectives

  • VK Gadi, MD, University of Illinois Cancer Center Deputy Director and UI Health Medical Oncologist
  • Terence Gipson, PhD, Sinai Chicago Senior Manager, Health Services Research, Graduate Medical Education
  • Keith Dawson, DNP, Roche/Genentech Principal Portfolio Leader, Global Health Equity and Population Science
VK Gadi, MD
Terence Gipson, PhD
Keith Dawson, DNP

4:40 – 4:50 –  Evaluation



October 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC
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