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Thursday, June 18 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#528 OD: ON DEMAND - Communicate and Co-Create with Patients Across the Medicines Development Lifecycle: Principles and Best Practices

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Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate

This workshop will explore best practices for ethical and effective patient communication across the medicines development lifecycle, focusing on health literacy in clinical trials and plain language summaries (PLS) of publications. We will discuss the benefits and opportunities of integrating health literacy principles in clinical trials, and present resources developed to support and enhance the clinical research community’s communications with study participants. Next, we will discuss practical strategies for eliciting, understanding, and incorporating key audience perspectives to ensure health materials, including PLS, are health literate and accessible. We will present practical tips and tools to co-develop PLS of peer-reviewed publications, identify potential target audiences and plan approaches to dissemination. Perspectives from a patient champion will be incorporated throughout.

Learning Objectives

Describe the benefits of health literacy to the quality and conduct of clinical trials, and the value of seeking participant feedback; Recognize what plain language summaries of publications are, and why co-creation with patients and the public is important; describe current best practices and apply practical tools to enhance communication with patients.


Lauri Natalia Arnstein, DrMed, MD, MA


Integrating Health Literacy into the Clinical Trial Lifecycle: Benefits and Challenges
Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, MPH

Using Key Audience Insights to Create Accessible Health Materials
Catina O'Leary, PhD

Patient Engagement in Plain Language Summaries (PLS) of Publications: Co-Creation Principles and Best Practices
Antony Chuter

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Lauri Arnstein

Patient Partnership Liaison, Envision Pharma Group
Dr Lauri Arnstein holds an MA in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK and completed her medical degree at University College London, UK. She practised as a junior doctor in London before becoming a medical writer in 2014. Her current role as Patient... Read More →
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Antony Chuter

Patient Champion, Independent
Antony has lived with pain for over 27 yrs. Early on, he lost everything, his home, his job, his relationship fell apart and he found that he had lost his hopes and dreams for the future. After a number of years and with support, Antony has returned to the workplace and now holds... Read More →
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Sylvia Baedorf Kassis

Program Director, MRCT Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard, United States
Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, MPH is a Program Manager at the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center. Her primary focus over the past three years has been on health literacy in clinical research and improving participant-facing communications. Her clinical research interests include understanding... Read More →
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Catina O'Leary

President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Literacy Media (HLM)
Catina O’Leary, PhD, LMSW, is President & CEO of Health Literacy Media (HLM), a nonprofit health communications company located in Saint Louis, Missouri and working around the world. HLM provides training for health care providers in clear verbal and written health communication... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044