Diversity in Clinical Trials—ASTRO 2023 Presidential Symposium Session II

This second session of the ASTRO 2023 Presidential Symposium provides an introduction to the issues surrounding underrepresented patient participation in clinical trials/research. The session includes a discussion on the important role of diversity in clinical trials and the approaches to increase diversity with panelists sharing pearls of wisdom and take away strategies.

This activity is available from February 2, 2024, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 29, 2024. 

This activity was originally recorded at the 2023 ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Target Audience

The activity is designed to meet the interests of radiation oncologists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the factors facing, influences and perspectives of underrepresented patients with cancer in decisions regarding clinical trial participation.
  • Apply strategies and implementation concepts to engage and increase representation in clinical trial participation.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Eleanor Walker, MD, is employed by the Henry Ford Cancer Institute.

Electra Paskett, PhD, is employed by The Ohio State University.

Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH, is employed by Morehouse School of Medicine.

Desirée A.H. Walker, BA has no disclosures.

Karen M. Winkfield, MD, PhD, FASTRO, is employed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


The person(s) above served as the developer(s) of this activity. Additionally, the Education Committee had control over the content of this activity. All relevant relationships have been mitigated.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education to physicians.

ASTRO is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology to provide SA-CME as part of Part II Maintenance of Certification. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
    This activity was designated for 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


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Course Fees:
Nonmember: Free
Member: Free 

No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed in the course catalog on the ASTRO website under availability.

The course and its materials will only be available on the ASTRO website until February 29, 2024, regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. ASTRO reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

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