Inaugural Meeting of the Patient Diversity Community of Practice Group 10 Jun 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Original post updated May 20, 2021

MCC is pleased to announce the launch of the MCC Patient Diversity Community of Practice (CoP) Group on 10 June 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT. The purpose of the Patient Diversity CoP is to provide a forum for MCC members to share best practices and discuss common challenges they encounter increasing participation of under-represented patient populations in clinical research. During the initial meeting, MCC will provide an overview of the existing quality tools that encourage engagement with patient groups and support the development of patient centric studies. Following the existing tools overview, meeting attendees will be asked to answer polling questions and participate in a virtual brainstorming session to prioritize the topics and possible metrics and/or tools the group will focus on in 2021 and beyond. Areas of interest already suggested by members include:

  • Assessing the short-term progress and long term success of patient diversity programs
  • Assessing site capabilities to select sites that will achieve patient diversity targets
  • How to enlist your CROs to practice diversity and measure the impact

Don’t miss this chance to join your peers to share ideas, collaborate and make a difference. Contact MCC Executive Director Linda Sullivan ( for additional information.

MCC members are invited to log into the member portal to register for the 10 June meeting or contact MCC for further details.

Additional information about this MCC member group can be found by visiting the Patient Diversity Community of Practice page. MCC Members can log onto the MCC member portal to register for the session.

Not a member? Contact Terry Holland, MCC Membership Director, to discuss membership options.