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Wednesday, June 26 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#356: Involving Patients in Medicinal Product Benefit-Risk Communication: How're We Doing?

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-732-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will explore the state-of-the-science in regard to patient involvement in benefit-risk communication for medicinal products. Interactive audience engagement will occur throughout the session to stimulate dialogue on implications for advancing the science and practice in this area. Questions will include: • What steps are regulators taking to involve patients in benefit-risk communication? • What new tools are being developed to educate patients about the benefits and risks of drugs, and how effective are they? • What are the current challenges and barriers that impede greater patient involvement in benefit-risk communication of medicinal products? How can they be addressed? • What are promising avenues for further advancing the science of patient involvement in benefit-risk communication?

Learning Objectives

Describe the state-of-the-science in terms of patient involvement in benefit-risk communication of pharmaceutical products; Discuss challenges and solutions for enhancing patient involvement in benefit-risk communication and for improving how such information is provided to them; Identify pragmatic scientific approaches for enhancing patient involvement in benefit-risk communication and the role of new types of interactive digital educational tools for patients.


Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA


Trends in the Use of Interactive Digital Tools to Educate Patients Regarding Safe and Appropriate Use of Drugs: What Has Been Learned to Date?
Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA

Patient Engagement in Pharmacovigilance and Benefit-Risk Communication: Update from EMA
Tânia Teixeira, PharmD

Involving Patients in Benefit-Risk Communication: What are the Opportunities? What are the Challenges?
Marc M. Boutin, JD

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Marc Boutin

Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council (NHC)
Marc M. Boutin, JD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Council. He has been a leading voice for greater patient involvement at every stage of the health care continuum. Boutin has been actively involved in patient advocacy organization management, health advocacy... Read More →
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Meredith Smith

Global Risk Management Officer, Global Patient Safety, Amgen Inc.
Meredith Smith is Global Risk Management Officer at Amgen, Inc. where she leads a team of 6 scientists responsible for medicinal product benefit-risk assessment and risk management. She is a behavioral scientist and health services researcher by training with over 15 years of experience... Read More →
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Tânia Teixeira

EMA Official at the FDA, European Medicines Agency
Tania Teixeira is the EMA Liaison Official to FDA. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry and joined EMA in 2004. She held positions as a Head of service for Referrals, dealing with emerging concerns which require a harmonised position across the EU, and as Product... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Room 6D San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  01: ClinSafety-PV, Session