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Monday, June 24 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
#129 EE: The Potential Value of Shared Decision Making (SDM) in Clinical Trial Consideration and Participation

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Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate

Shared decision making is a form of collaborative communication to help patients and their providers consider various care options and potential clinical trials. Through facilitated discussion and small group activity, participants will examine the value of SDM from the point of view of people living with different disease types, from common, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, to various stages of cancer and rare diseases. They will also consider a study design with patient-centered outcome measures related to decision-making and patient experience.

Learning Objectives

Explore the application of SDM in discussions including clinical trials as options; Examine examples from clinical development operations, assess them for their suitability for decision support; Discuss the challenges of implementation Explain a study design that could help demonstrate the potential of SDM to transform traditional clinical trial recruitment into patient-centered decision support.


Mary Stober Murray, MBA


Diana Pankevich, PhD

T.J. Sharpe, PMP

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Mary Murray

Associate Director, Diversity and Patient Engagement, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
As an Associate Director for Diversity and Patient Engagement at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mary facilitates collaborations with disease-specific and community-based organizations to bring relevant clinical trial options to patients and representative populations. Mary has co-chaired the... Read More →

Diana Pankevich

Director,Innovation Policy, Pfizer Inc
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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 his Patient #1 Blog.  He was diagnosed in August 2012 with metastatic melanoma, weeks after his second child was born. He has undergone six surgeries and four immunotherapy treatments over two different... Read More →

Monday June 24, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E and E Area Exh Hall San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA