Webinar on Advancing Patient Engagement in the Medical Device / MedTech Industry
Working Together to Amplify the Voice of the Patient
Although the Medical Device / MedTech industry recognizes the importance of patient engagement, the practice is still ripe for expansion.
Watch this webinar hosted by CPALs designed to encourage patient advocacy leaders to broaden their investment in patient engagement processes for product development across all industries and sectors, including the Medical Device / MedTech industry.
Prior to joining Alira Health in 2020, Annabel was Head of Media Relations Europe at Nestlé Purina, and before that was Head of Corporate Communications at Almirall. Her previous experience includes Patient Brand Manager for Viagra at Pfizer and for Levitra at Bayer, external communications lead for Novartis Spain, and patient strategy consultant for Lucentis, Pradaxa (Global Brand Team), and Champix (European Brand Team).
Annabel teaches patient engagement at the University of Bocconi, and she is the patient representative for the EULAR working group on autoinflammatory diseases. She has published two posters at ISPOR on the involvement of patients in the HTA process and one at EAACI on unmet patient needs in type 2 inflammatory diseases.
Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD.Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, FDA Michelle Tarver, MD, PhD is the Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation where she helps provide leadership for all scientific collaborative and emerging technology-related activities at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). She provides leadership and oversight for CDRH in matters relating to public health emergency preparedness and response activities involving medical devices. Under her leadership, the office is advancing efforts to include diverse and underrepresented perspectives in the evaluation of medical devices through the Health of Women program and the Pediatric and Special Populations program. Not only does she assist in guiding work in standards development and implementation for medical device innovation and manufacturing, she also provides strategic vision for collecting, analyzing and integrating the patient perspective in the development, evaluation and surveillance of medical devices, including digital health technologies. In addition to her prior work as the Director of the Patient Science and Engagement Program, Dr Tarver has extensive experience in premarket and postmarket review of various medical devices, developing guidance documents and standards, and fostering internal and external collaborations. As the lead of CDRH’s Strategic Priority on Collaborative Communities, she guides and facilitates collaboration in fostering the development and evaluation of innovative medical devices that can address unmet public health needs.
Dr Tarver attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received a BS in Biochemistry. She completed the M.D./Ph.D. program at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Ph.D. in clinical epidemiology) and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following her internal medicine internship, she completed a residency in ophthalmology with fellowship training in ocular inflammation (uveitis) both at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins). As an epidemiologist and board-certified ophthalmologist, she has worked on longitudinal epidemiological studies, clinical trials, registries, developing patient-reported outcome measures as well as surveys to capture patient preferences. Her research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and published book chapters. As a dedicated clinician, she continues to evaluate and treat ophthalmology patients at Solomon Eye Associates in Bowie, MD.
Monica Parker, MDAssociate Professor of Neurology, Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Emory University Dr. Parker is a graduate of Fisk University and The University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi. She joined the Emory School of Medicine faculty in 1995 as medical director of the Emory Clinic of Social Circle. She has transitioned roles as a geriatric, primary care provider to that of clinical research investigator. At the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of Emory University, one of 33 National Institutes of Health- National Institute of Aging funded Alzheimer’s Research Centers in the US, Dr. Parker is Director of both the Outreach, Recruitment and Education (ORE) and Minority Engagement Cores (MEC). She provides national service on the FDA’s Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) and to the Commission on Continuing Professional Development for the American Academy of Family Physicians. A recipient of several honors, she was a 2021 Yellow Rose Awardee of the Georgia Legislature Women’s Caucus. Castle Connelly and Associates named her one of Atlanta’s Top Doctors, in Family/Geriatric Medicine 2009-2013, as published in the Atlanta Magazine.
Download now “A Playbook for Patient Engagement in MedTech in the U.S.” to discover actionable insights on how the MedTech industry can successfully incorporate patient engagement activities.