The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy invites you to join us for our annual Paul A. Pumpian Memorial Lecture on March 23, 2016, featuring a keynote address from Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer for Pfizer, Inc.

Freda Lewis-Hall, MD

About the Event:

Entitled "Patients Taking the Lead in 21st Century Health Care and Research," the Paul A. Pumpian Memorial Lecture will provide an in-depth look at patient centeredness in the U.S. today, and as it evolves in the future. It is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the School of Pharmacy, and will feature a keynote presentation by Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer for Pfizer, Inc. followed by stakeholder panel discussions in which panelists will speak to their vision of patient-centered health care and outcomes research in the future.

The role of patient-centeredness and engagement in health care and drug development is expanding rapidly due to the formation of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) initiative, actions of the patient advocacy community, response of the medical product developers, and legislative actions designed to respond to patients' unmet medical needs. Patient-centeredness means putting patients at the heart of health care research and delivery, and is accomplished by engaging patients as partners to determine their needs and the outcomes most important to them. This partnership extends into the discovery, testing, approval, and delivery of treatments that help patients achieve those desired outcomes. Thus, patient-centeredness means rethinking all that health researchers do and reinventing the ways in which they do it, particularly in the fields of medical product research and development.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Lewis-Hall is a pioneer in the area of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). As the chief medical officer for one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world, she is a recognized leader in drug development and PCOR. For the last five years, she has served on the Board of Governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an organization that is leading the charge for patient-centeredness in the U.S.

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