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  1. Learn About FDA Patient Engagement

How does FDA benefit from Patient Listening Sessions?

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Listening Sessions help FDA understand what is important to patients, caregivers, and patient advocates when medical products are being developed. Patient Affairs Staff (PAS) expects Listening Sessions (both FDA-requested and patient-led) could serve any of the following objectives:

  • Inform regulatory decision-making
  • Provide a starting point to inform early stage research & development
  • Educate review staff about rare diseases or specific segments of non-rare diseases
  • Help patients and their advocates understand the FDA’s mission and work

Following a Listening Session, PAS will link to a high level meeting summary on our website. Be sure to check out summaries from previous listening sessions!


Learn more about Patient Listening Sessions:

How does FDA benefit from Patient Listening Sessions?

How do I request a Patient Listening Session?

How do I prepare for a Patient Listening Session?

What happens after a Patient Listening Session?

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