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Advancing the Science of Patient Input in Medical Product R&D: Towards A Research Agenda
May 9 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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About This Webcast
Converting traditionally anecdotal patient input into rigorous, credible evidence for use by a broad range of stakeholders could better align medical product research and development (R&D) and regulatory decision-making with patient experience of and preferences for disease management and treatment. Accordingly, many efforts have been launched to advance a science of patient input—the development and use of systematic approaches and tools to collect, analyze, and apply patient input to the medical product R&D lifecycle and regulatory decision-making processes. Despite significant progress made in highlighting the value and impact of patient input in medical product R&D, and momentum towards the development of a science of patient input, there is a critical need to examine gaps in the knowledge base and other barriers that are hindering the advancement of this field and explore a research agenda for addressing them.
The Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is hosting a one-day workshop to examine gaps in knowledge and other barriers that are hindering the advancement of a science of patient input in medical product R&D, with consideration of downstream regulatory and post-market decision-making. Subject matter experts representing a range of disciplines will engage in discussions to:
- Examine the state of the science of patient input, including successes and limitations of current efforts.
- Explore gaps in the knowledge base and other barriers that impede progress.
- Discuss potential components of a research agenda for addressing gaps or barriers to realizing a science of patient input.
The format of this workshop will be discussion-based and participant-driven, with a focus on active participation by workshop attendees. Each of the three workshop sessions will feature “lightning round” presentations that will highlight case studies in soliciting and applying patient input throughout medical product R&D, followed by in-room tabletop exercises and moderated discussion among workshop participants.