FDA, CTTI Seek Patient Advocates in New Collaboration

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), is asking for nominations of patient advocates interested in participating on the Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC). The PEC will be an ongoing collaborative forum coordinated through Patient Affairs Staff, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Office of the Commissioner, and will be hosted by CTTI.

The PEC will offer patient communities and regulators an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics designed, in part, to promote patient engagement in medical product development and regulatory discussions with the FDA.

The PEC is designed to provide diverse perspectives on topics including systematic patient engagement, transparency, and communication; providing considerations for implementing new strategies to enhance patient engagement at FDA; and proposing new models of collaboration in which patients and patient advocates are partners in “certain aspects” of the medical product development and FDA’s review process.

Nominations are due by January 29. Nominations received after that date will be retained for future consideration, FDA says. FDA asks, but does not mandate, that all nomination materials are compiled into a single PDF file and attached to the submissions e-mail.

For more information, contact Andrea Furia-Helms, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Office of the Commissioner, FDA, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg 1, Rm. 1316, Silver Spring, MD 20993, or PatientEngagementCollaborative@fda.hhs.gov. She can also be reached at 301-796-8455.

Author: Michael Causey


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