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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

Principal Consultant, Equipoise Consulting, United States
Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB is Principal Consultant at Equipoise Consulting. She was previously the Chief Medical Officer for WCG. In role she oversaw WCG IRB, and provided consultation to institutions and biopharma companies on a wide range of issues related to clinical protocol... 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
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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