IAS Pharma 2022
As diversity, equity and inclusion in clinical research becomes more prominent, the patient community’s perspective becomes necessary to ensure trials have a truly inclusive design. The Impact Africa Summit 2022 will assemble a broad range of international subject matter experts, regulators, government officials and key stakeholders across Sub-Sahara Africa in driving equity in clinical trials with a diversity- first mindset.
Discourses will take a 360° approach to embedding diversity and inclusivity in the clinical research and trials ecosystem which is key to building trust in the coloured community, removing barriers to clinical trials enrollment and acceleration of population-specific medical advances and precision medicine.
The African continent offers a diverse patient population, as well as a comparatively research-friendly and ambitious government to develop the Africa market as pharmaceutical and health sectors of excellence. Eliminating health inequity calls for a holistic and concerted approach across the clinical development ecosystem with urgent action of diverse stakeholders across the public and private sectors. The 3-day summit will focus also on leveraging data and digital systems, building strategic partnerships and revamping processes and tools to create sustainable change.
IAS offers an excellent opportunity to engage with over 500 regional and international researchers and clinical data and registry custodians amongst other key opinion leaders. It is also an avenue to establish long term relationships with external partners and understand how decentralized trials can improve diverse representation in clinical studies. There has never been a more critical time than now to work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure studies represent the intended patient population likely to use a medicine approved.
Nigeria will be hosting the third edition of the IAS in the city of Lagos which is the hub of historical and cultural landmarks. Enjoy the upbeat recreational centres, beaches, festivals and fascinating conservational Lekki conservation center.
As we look forward to your participation in this very important event for the advancement of diversity in Clinical trials in the Sub-Saharan region, we assure you of enjoying every bit of our hospitality and stay.
(Day 1) Conference:
Do you want to expand your network, learn about the newest industry trends, and meet Clinical Research Heroes? We have some wonderful news for you. During panel discussions, thought leaders from the United States, Europe, and Africa will highlight best practices for participant involvement during research designs, recruiting, and trial execution. Key themes will also include bridging the gap to promote health equity in Sub-Saharan Africa and leveraging inclusion to affect evidence-based medicine in Africa. The first session will conclude with a call to action from all experts to apply several techniques at various levels to expedite population specific and precision medicines. Please register by clicking here.
(Day 2) Symposium/workshop:
Are you a budding expert? Then, come ready for special close-up discussions with thought leaders who will offer thoughts on advancing research frontiers via inclusivity. Examining how the clinical research sector now addresses diversity and inclusion provides we have a baseline understanding on which to build and make the required changes for future development. To address the imbalance in representation of diverse groups, facilitators from research, regulatory, advocacy, and therapeutics will provide an in-depth analysis of the Sub-Saharan framework for conducting trials and how leveraging the appealing diverse population paves the way for patient-centered interventions. Please click here to register.
(Day 3) Gala Night:
While opportunities abound to learn, network, and celebrate with researchers and leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to maximize impact the IASPharma Gala night is an essential forum to celebrate cutting-edge and state-of-the-art innovation in clinical research.
Attendees have an opportunity to share the stage with leaders who have ensured disruptive but efficient and sustainable innovative solutions to address the gaps in healthcare across Africa. The awards cut across 11 categories and Sub-categories.
- Young Stars of Industry Excellence
- Medical and Research Laboratory Excellence
- Pharmacy Excellence
- Clinical and Research Excellence
- Health Innovation Excellence
Other categories include Health Technology Excellence Awards, Pharmaceutical Excellence, Manufacturing Excellence, Healthcare Provider Excellence amongst other outstanding impacts.