Welcome to the Bio2Device Group
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization for all San Francisco Bay Area professionals in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostics and other life science industry sectors. Weekly programs are designed to keep members up-to-date with industry news, help them explore other industry sectors, and provide networking opportunities with other life science professionals from all industry sectors and corporate functions. The B2DG also hosts a moderated LinkedIn Group to facilitate communication between members. Read more…
OUR NEXT EVENT
Recent Advances in Addressing Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention of Women in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials
Tami Shipman – Director of Clinical Affairs, Vascular Dynamics
06/27/2017 – 8:30am
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale
While there has been some progress, gender bias and under-representation of women in cardiovascular medical device trials continues to be a challenging issue. The reasons for this under-representation are multi-factorial and include physician screening of trial subjects, gender gaps in the diagnosis of women with cardiovascular disease, misconceptions on the incidence of cardiovascular disease in women and trial designs that fail to appropriately capture women. The medical device industry has recently partnered with the FDA , advocacy groups, and physicians to develop strategies to address this long-standing issue. An update on the progress to date and current thinking on this topic will be discussed.