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NW PCI Annual Conference 2021

NW PCI Annual Conference 2021

April 30, 2021 @ 9:15 am – 1:45 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
On-Line Event
Jenny Wool
NW PCI Annual Conference 2021 @ On-Line Event

Northwest Participant & Clinical Interactions Annual Conference

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Clinical Research: Learnings from Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of striving toward equitable access to clinical research, and the need for research at our institutions to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. These priorities will be our focus at our 2021 Northwest Participant & Clinical Interactions (NW PCI) Network Annual Meeting.

Please plan to spend the day as both a learner and a teacher. NW PCI sites all promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in research in different ways, so we will listen to one another as we share experiences across our network.

On this page, you will find all the information, materials and links you need to participate in this year’s conference. This page and the materials on it will be available through May 7, 2021.

Before the Meeting: Connection Info
Connection Info

If you haven’t used Zoom before, please join the meeting early to make sure you have time to troubleshoot any connection issues. Conference staff will be online by 9:00am PST to help you with any problems.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 928 0938 9602

You can join the audio by computer or by phone. Find your local Zoom number here:

Handout: Zoom Information and Instructions

NW PCI Network COVID-19 Impacts Survey

Please take the time to share the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on your research organization in the NW PCI Network COVID-19 Impacts Survey. During this historic year, the NW PCI Network Coordinating Center is documenting the impacts of and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic on research across NW PCI Network sites. Findings from the NW PCI Network COVID-19 Impacts Survey will be shared in aggregate with all NW PCI Network members and disseminated through publications and presentations, as appropriate. The survey will take 10-15 minutes. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hassell at

Survey Link:

Welcome, Updates, Agenda & Handouts
Race, Racism, and Health
Keynote Speaker: Keith Norris

Slides: Race, Racism & Health 

Panel Facilitator: Maxine Hayes

Slides will be available after the meeting

Panelists: Eun-Jeong Lee, Keith Norris, Glenda V. Roberts
COVID-19 Vaccine Research Across the Translational Spectrum
Speaker: Jay Evans

Slides to come

Panelists: Jay Evans, Allison Lambert, Wayne McCormick, Lara Nelson Nybo, and Jonathan Staben
The COVID-19 Pandemic as an Accelerator for Clinical Research

Remote Technologies

Jeannine Brant

Slides: Remote Technologies

Impact on Participant Experience: COVID-19 Challenges and “Solutions”

Allison Lambert, Joan Milton, Gabe Wagenman

Slides: Impact on Participant Experience

Rapid Study Startup

Claudia Flores

Recruitment and Retention: Effect of COVID Restrictions on Non-COVID-19 Related Research

Ann J. Melvin

Slides: Recruitment and Retention

Ann J. Melvin, MD, MPH
Meeting Evaluation

Please be sure to fill out these meeting evaluation survey after the meeting so we know how we did this year and what we can do to make the experience even better in the future!