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Jun 15, 2021 8:00 PM - Jun 17, 2021 12:20 AM

4051 Basel, Switzerland

DIA/IMI PREFER Patient Preferences Workshop

Valuable decision making through Patient Preference studies (no registration fee)


Patient preferences can give us information that is critical for developing medical treatments. But they can also tell us how much risk patients think is acceptable for a given benefit. The methods to find out, or ‘elicit’ patients’ preferences are there, but decision makers are not sure how to assess and use them.

Most patients have to accept treatments that come with both benefits and harms. The pharmaceutical industry, regulatory authorities, health technology assessment bodies, reimbursement agencies and patient organisations all agree that their perspective, or what is known as ‘patient preferences’, needs to be part of decision making on benefit and risk. But how? When? And what are the regulatory requirements for preference studies?

There are many methods to elicit patient preferences and large amounts of scientific literature. What is missing is a structured approach that takes all these perspectives into account. As so, PREFER, a public-private collaborative research project under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), will find out what the key stakeholders think is important in order to be able to establish recommendations to support the development of guidelines for industry, Regulatory Authorities and HTA bodies on how and when to include patient perspectives on benefits and risks of medicinal products.

In this Workshop, we will discuss and navigate through the value of Patient Preference studies, various frameworks and methods for conducting these studies, and the use of Patient Preferences in regulatory decision making.

Featured topics

  • The value of Patient Preference studies
  • Frameworks and Methods for Patient Preference studies
  • The use of Patient Preferences in Regulatory Decision Making

Who should attend?

Professionals involved and/or interested in Patient Preferences and Patient Preference studies.

Program Committee

  • Antonella  Cardone
    Antonella Cardone Director
    Cancer Patients Europe, Belgium
  • John F. P. Bridges, PhD
    John F. P. Bridges, PhD Professor, Departments of Biomedical Informatics
    Ohio State University College of Medicine, United States
  • Jürgen  Kübler, PhD
    Jürgen Kübler, PhD Owner
    Quantitative Scientific Consulting, Germany
  • Laura Lee  Johnson, PhD
    Laura Lee Johnson, PhD Director, Division of Biometrics III, Office of Biostatistics, OTS, CDER
    FDA, United States
  • Mireille  Muller, DrSc, PhD, MSc
    Mireille Muller, DrSc, PhD, MSc Regulatory Policy & Intelligence Director
    Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland
  • Sara  Torgal, MPharm
    Sara Torgal, MPharm Senior Manager, Scientific Programs
    DIA, Switzerland

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