African American Participation in AD Research:  Effective Strategies Workshop

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
African American Participation in AD Research:  Effective Strategies

Location:  Eric P. Newman Education Center on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine,

Saint Louis, Missouri, 63110


Overview of events

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, African American Participation in AD Research:  Effective Strategies

By 2050, over 40% of older adults will be minorities.  As the aging United States population becomes increasingly diverse, the lack of information from diverse populations has potentially critical clinical considerations.  Participation in Alzheimer disease (AD) research programs is overwhelmingly by non-Hispanic white persons.  As a result, relatively little is known about Alzheimer disease and related disorders in persons from under-represented groups.  This presents an enormous missed opportunity to fully appreciate the relevance of AD across all people.  Join us to examine critical issues surrounding recruitment of African American participants into research studies, so that the benefit of future AD treatments and interventions will be a reality for everyone.


There is no fee to attend this workshop.  Funding is provided by the National Institute on Aging grant R13AG059415.  A full schedule will be available in early summer. 


wednesday workshop program


Session 1: African Americans in ADRD Research


Session 2: African American ADRD Research Participation: Current Status


Session 3: Success in African American ADRD Research Participation

Session 4: Institutional Improvements for ADRD Research


Session 5: Improvement Strategies for African American Recruitment


*Final agenda as of 10/2/18.


Workshop faculty

John C. Morris, MD, Washington University
Carl Hill, PhD, MPH, National Institute on Aging
Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Vanderbilt-Meharry Alliance
Crystal Glover, PhD, Rush University
Douglass Petty, PhD, Washington University African American Advisory Board
Goldie S. Byrd, PhD, North Carolina A&T University
Hugh Hendrie, MB, ChB, DSc, Indiana University
Jennifer Manly, PhD, Columbia University
Lisa Barnes, PhD, Rush University
Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, MSW, Washington University
Rachel Whitmer, PhD, Kaiser Permanente
William Hu, MD, PhD, Emory University


Registration for this event is currently closed.


Flights & hotels

St. Louis is served by Lambert International Airport.


For overnight guests, the workshop venue is easily accessible from:


The Parkway Hotel
4550 Forest Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 256-7777

The Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 633-3000


Event contact

For information regarding this event, contact Jennifer Phillips at 314-286-2882 or