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Patient Insights & Engagement Webinar – Advocates as KOLs: Leveraging the Expertise of Advocacy Leaders for your Clinical Development Program

July 27, 2018 @ 10:00 - 11:00 UTC+0

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Patient Insights & Engagement Webinar - Advocates as KOLs: Leveraging the Expertise of Advocacy Leaders for your Clinical Development Program

Webinar Date/Time:

Friday, July 27, 2018 @

  • 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • 7:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
  • 3:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
  • 4:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Paris, GMT+02:00)

Webinar Description:

Developing a clinical development program that places patients at the forefront requires an understanding of the experience of living with a condition that cannot be gleaned through secondary sources. While first-person patient or caregiver input is highly desired, it can be difficult to obtain given the rarity of the condition and, at times, the symptoms or severity of the condition itself.

To supplement patient/caregiver input (or replace it, if absolutely necessary), Advocacy Leaders can provide much-needed insight into the patient and caregiver experience. Their input can be used to inform all steps along a patient-centric clinical development pathway.

This session will outline methodologies for engaging Advocacy Leaders early and often in the clinical development process. Examples of how Advocacy Leader input has impacted clinical trial design and operations will be provided. The speaker will also provide insights into how obtaining this valuable input will increase the probability of a successful clinical trial.

Webinar Host:

Lori Thatch, RN - Clinical Director of Patient Insights and Engagement at Mapi Group

Lori has over two decades of direct patient experience, gained in both hospital and industry settings including CROs, healthcare marketing, pharmaceutical companies, patient research, and hands-on patient care across multiple therapeutic areas. She has been involved in the development and moderation of advisory boards, patient HCP and KOL forums, and has collaborated with patients and clinical advisory groups. Lori continues to work directly with patients through the intensive cardia rehabilitation program, Ornish Reversal of Heart Disease where she instructs patients with cardiac events in lifestyle modifications to reduce risk of recurrence.

Learning Objectives:

Recognize the benefits of including advocacy leaders in a clinical development program; identify key points in the clinical development process for engaging advocacy leaders, apply methods for obtaining advocacy input into your clinical development program.

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July 27, 2018
10:00 - 11:00
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