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Wednesday, June 26 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
#380: Incorporating Patient Input into the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-712-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will outline efforts, best practices, and key considerations to enhance the incorporation of patient input into the design and conduct of clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Outline current efforts and opportunities to incorporate patient input into the design and conduct of clinical trials (CT); Discuss approaches, best practices, and key considerations to facilitate patient recruitment, enrollment and retention, and minimize the burden of patient participation in CTs; Identify opportunities to enhance patient engagement and ensure patient input informs CTs.

Chair

Meghana Chalasani, MHA

Speaker

Panelist
Alexis Reisin Miller, JD

Panelist
Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD

Panelist
Marilena Flouri, PhD

Panelist
Mary Elmer, BSN, MSN, RN

Panelist
T.J. Sharpe, PMP



Speakers
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Meghana Chalasani

Senior Research Analyst, Office of the Center Director, CDER, FDA
Meghana Chalasani currently serves as a senior research analyst for the Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Program in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). She works closely on CDER’s various PFDD initiatives and provides strategic, regulatory, program, and... Read More →
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Alexis Miller

Senior Director, Regulatory Science and Policy, Sanofi
Alexis is a Senior Director for Sanofi Global Regulatory Science & Policy, helping to shape the regulatory and policy environment on topics like patient-focused drug development, digital health technology regulation, and various PDUFA initiatives and FDA program implementation. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Tarver

Michelle Tarver

Director of Patient Science and Engagement, OST, CDRH, FDA
The Patient Science and Engagement Program fosters innovative approaches to collecting, analyzing and integrating the patient perspective in the development, evaluation and surveillance of medical devices, including digital health technologies. Under her leadership, CDRH is making... Read More →
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Mary Elmer

Director, Patient Experience Organization, Merck & Co., Inc.
Mary Elmer is director of the Patient, Caregiver and Consumer experience at Merck. This group seeks to create an experience that engages patients and caregivers in optimizing their health, wellbeing, and healthcare outcomes. She has led a patient engagement team that brings the voice... Read More →
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Marilena Flouri

Mathematical Statistician, OTS, CDER, FDA
Marilena is a statistical reviewer supporting the Division of Dermatology and Dental Products (DDDP) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the FDA. Marilena joined the FDA in 2016 immediately after receiving her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Maryland... Read More →
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T.J. Sharpe

Patient Advocate, Starfish Harbor LLC
T.J. Sharpe is a Stage IV melanoma patient who shares his journey through cancer in the Patient #1 Blog.  He was diagnosed in August 2012 with melanoma tumors in multiple organs, only four weeks after his second child was born. Since then, he has undergone six surgeries and four... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 9 San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA