Pancreatitis Externally Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting

The National Pancreas Foundation, the only foundation dedicated to patients who are suffering from all forms of pancreas disease, held its first-ever, EL-PFDD meeting on pancreatitis on March 3rd, 2020, in Silver Spring, MD. The meeting was dedicated to the pancreatitis community and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The EL-PFDD meeting will advance the NPF’s mission of providing hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer through funding cutting-edge research, advocating for new and better therapies, and providing support and education for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

What Is an Externally Led Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting?

PFDD meetings give voice to the patients and bring patient insight into the drug development process. The information and input from this PFDD meeting can inform and shape the FDA and stakeholders’ decisions regarding drug development and their review of a marketing application. PFDD meetings are for patients, caregivers, and family members. On March 3, 2020, the El-PFDD meeting drew more than 286 individual registrants, including virtual participants, with close to 60 participants present in the room. Members of the FDA attended the meeting to listen to patients, caretakers, and other patient representatives discuss patients’ experiences with pancreatitis, the disease burden on daily life, available management approaches, and hopes for future treatments. The National Pancreas Foundation and its’ partners thank everyone who attended.

Meeting Slides and Presentations:

What People Said About the PFDD Meeting:

“Thank you for making this available to those who couldn’t be there in person. It was an important conversation and I look forward to sharing it. Thank you as well to the participants, especially the impressive young people sharing their experiences.”

“Thank you for your work on putting together this event! I’m watching from home but wish I could be there in person.”

“So happy I could take the day off work to “attend” this. As a mom, listening to the kids is just bringing it all back. Pancreatitis absolutely destroyed my daughter’s childhood.”

“I’m watching this and crying. I was a child with HCP, these children are heroes.”

Have Questions? Please Email National Program Director, Sokphal Tun At: Stun@Pancreasfoundation.Org.

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