Food and Drug Administration Recruiting New Applicants to its Patient Advisory Committee

Sep 28, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recruiting interested individuals to serve as consultants to its Patient Advisory Committee. The Patient Advisory Committee focuses on patients and patient-related issues.  Committee members, advise the FDA on complex issues relating to medical devices, the regulation of devices, and their use by patients.

The committee will be holding its second public meeting on November 15 to discuss how the FDA can utilize patient-driven platforms, such as social media, digital health technology and patient registry data, to inform the regulatory evaluation of medical devices. During this meeting the committee will also discuss whether and how the FDA can harness these patient-driven online and mobile platforms to better engage with patients and consumers, as well as to collect and evaluate real-world data in the form of health information provided by patients and consumers.

For further information, see the Federal Register Notice here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/09/24/2018-20640/patient-engagement-advisory-committee-notice-of-meeting

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