Mark your calendars for “Patient Engagement in the National Evaluation System for Health Technology (NEST): Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and Future Steps,” a one-day workshop sponsored by the University of Maryland Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI). A collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with support from the Food and Drug Administration, M-CERSI focuses on modernizing and improving the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated.
The workshop, scheduled for March 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration starts at 7:30 a.m.), at the School of Pharmacy, will engage a variety of patients and patient groups related to the device ecosystem. One of the NEST goals is to fully engage patients in its development and function in all aspects. This workshop will gather lessons learned and best practices for patient engagement in evidence generation, including planning, collection of data and information, analysis, and dissemination.
In addition, the workshop will work toward recommendations for future activities and steps for NEST to more fully engage patients. It will document existing best practices and lessons learned related to how patients have been engaged with real-world evidence generation for device evaluation. Recommendations for continued patient engagement also will be developed for device- and condition-specific areas.
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