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Top Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2017

Join FasterCures’ fellows to explore the top medical research issues and trends to watch in 2017 during a free Webinar on Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. Eastern. 

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Expanding the Science of Patient Input: Pain Points and Potential

To explore current and future challenges of patient engagement, FasterCures hosted an all-day workshop on Feb. 17, 2016, as part of its Patient Count: The Science of Patient Input program. More than 50 representatives from patient advocacy organizations and other nonprofits, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, academia and government agencies participated.

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On the Path to a Science of Patient Input

In an April 2016 article published in Science Translational Medicine, FasterCures’ Margaret Anderson, executive director, and K. Kimberly McCleary, managing director, find that momentum is building to incorporate patient preferences into the biomedical R&D system so that products and services better align with patient needs, improve individual and public health and reduce time and spending on unproductive care.