Set Up Patient Engagement
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Number of participants—the ratio of patients vs. sponsor staff. Ensure a patient-friendly session: The patient engagement planning stage is your first opportunity to engage with patients—to be patient-centric. Ask them what they need! Patients are people: Identify if there are specific participant needs that should be accommodated during the engagement. For example:
The atmosphere should be comfortable and casual. Engagement sessions should be appropriate in length with frequent breaks
Consider providing pre-read materials to the patient engagement participants.
Patient Engagement Lead/Project Manager: someone to drive the planning and execution of the patient engagement activity
Subject Matter Expert in Patient Engagement: sponsor company advisor
Study Team Member(s): ensure the ratio of patients vs. team members is appropriate
Patients: via a patient advocacy organization
Meeting Scribe: for taking notes/recording feedback during engagement and collating patient feedback/raw data
Translator and/or Interpreter
Other roles, as applicable