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Thursday, June 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#504 OD: ON DEMAND - What Does THAT Mean? Communicating Study Risks and Benefits in Patient-Friendly Language

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Component Type: Workshop
Level: Advanced

Informed consent involves information, comprehension, and voluntariness. Effective communication requires thoughtful methods beyond “lay language” translation. We will review novel approaches; participants will create ICD risk sections.

Learning Objectives

Recognize commonly-used patterns of communicating risk/benefit language that may not be patient-friendly; Demonstrate the synthesis of risk information that would be appropriate for an informed-consent discussion that incorporates best practices in patient-friendly communication.


Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSc


Joan Affleck, MA, MBA

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Lindsay McNair

Chief Medical Officer, WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), United States
Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MS in Bioethics is the Chief Medical Officer for the WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG). She oversees the physician team within the WCG IRB, and provides consultation to institutions and biopharma companies on a wide range of issues related to clinical protocol design... Read More →
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Joan Affleck

Executive Director, Head of Medical Writing, Merck & Co., Inc.
Joan Affleck is an Executive Director and Head of Medical Writing at Merck where she built an industry-leading team to support the company’s innovative and science-driven pipeline. In this new environment she has had support to enable her game-changing work in the management of... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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