"Clinical Trials So White" explored the low percentage of minority participation in research trials—especially African Americans and Hispanics—and how the lack of diversity could hamper discoveries of new treatments and impede efforts to determine how they affect underrepresented populations.
Hollywood showrunners, writers and producers were joined by a medical expert for a discussion about young women affected by early onset breast cancer, how the disease disproportionately affects women of color, and the importance of messaging to raise awareness about risk.
Our panel event featuring writers and producers, “Telling LIfe Stories: Crisis and Care at the Beginning, Middle and End,” drew a full house to the WGAW to explore the issues of TV's portrayals of older adults, aging and health care.
What do you get when you mix TV legend Norman Lear with climate change experts and some of the funniest comedy writers around, and put them all in front of a packed house?
Medical experts, policy specialists and TV writers who've turned stories about addiction into top-rated television shows offered compelling stories about addiction from substance abuse to treatment and recovery at Writers Guild of America, West. The keynote speaker was Dr. Timothy Condon, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.