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Is MedTech ready for patient engagement? 

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The medical technology industry is slowly expanding its patient engagement work. Barry Liden, Edwards Lifesciences, explains why the sector is playing catch-up and how listening to patients can add...
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COVID-19’s twin threat for cancer patients

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Cancer patients face additional risks if they develop COVID-19, but many are also suffering as services are curtailed. People with cancer may even face discrimination if ICU beds are...
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Protecting everyone’s interests: the RAPP project

The result of a truly collaborative project, a series of reasonable legal agreement templates, offers protection for both patients and pharmaceutical companies, explains Federica Castiglione of Novartis Achieving meaningful...
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Involving patients in drug development – from the start

Patient engagement in preclinical research is a new phenomenon. Dr David Feldman, National Kidney Foundation, says a forthcoming PFMD How-To Guide will help connect researchers and patients in the...
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Training can help to build capacity for patient engagement

Prof Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove, Managing Director of ECCRT, discusses the forthcoming PFMD ‘How-To Module for Capacity Building’ and how the COVID-19 pandemic is shifting attitudes to online...
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How-To Modules for Patient Engagement 2020

Author: Chi Pakarinen, Project Manager at The Synergist Six co-creation Working Groups have been busy devising the various “How-To” modules, each focused on different activities and stages of the...
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Ensuring the patient’s voice is heard

Esther Krofah, MPP, is the executive director of FasterCures, a center of the world-renowned Milken Institute. Having recently joined the board, she brings her extensive experience in the government,...
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“We need to take patient involvement to new levels”

Dr Sanja Njegic is the Global Head of Patient Partnership at F. Hoffmann La-Roche Ltd (Roche). She is responsible for facilitating early and systematic engagement with patient communities across...
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Nobody has ever regretted patient engagement

David Haerry has been an active patient advocate since 1997. A prominent member of EUPATI, David was also involved in several European and global research networks and research collaborations....
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Promoting the interests of patients in research

The Health Research Authority plays an important role in driving patient engagement in the UK. We asked Jim Elliott, Public Involvement Lead at the Health Research Authority & a...
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