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Monday, June 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
#107 L: Patients First! How FDA is Making Patients a Priority

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-534-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will explore/discuss Agency-wide patient engagement programs/initiatives that provide patient stakeholders opportunities to engage with FDA and participate in regulatory discussions that inform medical product development and review. Join the DIA Patient Engagement Community for a follow up round table discussion (session #112 L-RT) on Monday, June 15, 12:30PM - 1:30PM.

Learning Objectives

Describe components established focused on making patients a priority; Describe avenues for patient stakeholders to engage with the agency; Review key initiatives where patient stakeholders can share their experiences to help inform medical product development; Discuss value added from patient stakeholder participation.


Andrea Furia-Helms, MPH


Diane Maloney, JD

Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD

Sadhna Khatri, PharmD, MEd, MPH, MSc

Philip Posner, PhD

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Andrea Furia-Helms

Director, Office of Patient Affairs, FDA, United States
Andrea Furia-Helms is the Director of the Office of Patient Affairs (OPA) in the Office of the Commissioner. She collaborates with patient communities, the FDA medical product Centers and other offices to incorporate patient and caregiver perspectives in cross-cutting regulatory meetings... Read More →

Diane Maloney

Associate Director for Policy, CBER, FDA
Diane Maloney, J.D., is the Associate Director for Policy, Office of the Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She oversees regulation and policy development for CBER as well as the Center’s participation on cross-cutting... Read More →
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Sadhna Khatri

Regulatory Officer, PASES, OCD, CDER, FDA
CDR Sadhna Khatri, PharmD, MPH, is a regulatory officer in Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE) in the Office of the Center Director in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is the Supervisor of the PASE Engagement... Read More →
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Philip Posner

Retired Academic, Patient Representative
Dr. Posner is a patient with MS and Atrial Fibrillation He has been involved in research and teaching at several major institutions. He has served as a patient representative for the FDA and P.C.O.R.I. He also volunteers with the National Capitol MS Society through various programs... Read More →
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Michelle Tarver

Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, CDRH, FDA, United States
As the Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation (OST), Dr. Tarver helps provide leadership for all scientific collaborative and emerging technology-related activities at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The Patient Science... Read More →

Monday June 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
  05: Patient Engagement, Session