Patients as Partners US Announces Keynotes and FDA Representation for the 6th Annual Event

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Patients as Partners US, guided by a dedicated group of advisors from pharma, biotech, patient advocacy and FDA, is the only event in the US that truly demonstrates how to involve patients throughout the entire medicines development life cycle to drive greater efficiencies in clinical trials.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Conference Forum announces the keynotes and FDA representation for

the 6th annual Patients as Partners US conference taking place March 11-12, 2019 at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.

Opening the 6th annual program is patient keynote, Judy Perkins,cancer veteran and the first person to be declared free of metastatic breast cancer after a course of immunotherapy, who will share her journey throughout the clinical trial.

Chief Patient Officer keynotes, Dr Julie Gerberding, Merck, Dr Anne Beal, Sanofi, and Jayne Gershkowitz, Amicus Therapeutics discuss essential development details for a patient-centric organization and how to empower employees to implement patient involvement strategies.

Ken Getz, Director of Sponsored Research Programs, Tufts CSDD returns to the program to provide a recent historical review of global initiatives to raise public awareness and public literacy about clinical research; evaluation of their impact; and identification of improvement opportunities.

A team of FDA Directors will report on their efforts to guide industry on fully integrating the patient voice in drug development. FDA leadership includes Dr Theresa Mullin, Director, Office of Strategic Programs, CDER; Dr Telba Irony, Deputy Director, Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, CBER; Dr Michelle Tarver, Director of Patient Science & Engagement, CDRH; Anindita Saha, Director of External Expertise and Partnerships, CDRH and Pujita Vaidya, Senior Advisor, Patient-Focused Drug Development Program, CDER.

"We're thrilled with the outstanding line-up of speakers who want to share their progress on how to apply patient engagement initiatives and demonstrate the impact that drives greater efficiencies in clinical trials," said Kate Woda, Director of Patients as Partners US. "Additionally, our dedicated advisory board comprised of pharma, biotech, patient advocacy and FDA has worked throughout the entire year to ensure a top-notch agenda to turn ideas into action."

The speaking faculty as of January 1st includes representation from Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, Janssen, GSK, Celgene, Takeda, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biogen, Tesaro, UCB along with patients and advocates from the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus Research Alliance, IFAA, Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, Uplifting Athletes and more.

2019 topics include:

  • Applying Patient Engagement Initiatives and Demonstrating Impact
  • Driving Culture Change from the Top Down
  • Mapping Out the Patient Decision Journey
  • Improving Clinical Research and Trials through Effective Pharma/Advocacy Partnerships
  • Democratization of Patient Data and Returning Results
  • Engaging with Communities to Educate and Enroll Diverse Populations
  • FDA Guidance Updates and New Agency Efforts
  • Integrating Clinical Research as an Alternative Care Source
  • Partnering with CROs/Sites on Patient Engagement
  • Involving Patients in Medical Device R&D

Patients as Partners US will once again host an "Ask the Patient" program in which attendees can meet face-to-face with patients, who have experienced at least one clinical trial. These patients provide a unique opportunity to learn about the realities of a clinical trial directly from their point of view.

To learn more about the event, please visit Patients as Partners US.

About Patients as Partners US Patients as Partners US is co-produced with patients, industry, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to establish a well-rounded program that addresses the needs of all stakeholders seeking to implement and advance patient involvement across the entire clinical development continuum.

About the Conference Forum The Conference Forum is a life science industry research firm which develops conferences primarily around how to get therapeutics to patients faster. They examine and challenge the complex ecosystem of drug development and delivery, bringing ideas together from a variety of sources to help advance clinical research with common goals that are patient-focused.

 

SOURCE Patients as Partners US



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