MedCon 2024, co-sponsored by the FDA

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April 24, 2024


12:05 pm


1:30 pm

Best Practices for Engaging Patients and Using the Patient Perspective Over the Device Lifecycle

Post Market Track

Given the changing landscape of communication tools and access to information through various mechanisms and platforms, how do we best engage with one another to capture and reflect patient interests? They are our customers and at the heart of what we do. In this session, you’ll hear strategies for making sense of information for purposes of developing products, gathering product experience, improving products, and notifying patients of product risks. Join us as we hear from FDA, industry, and patient advocacy experts, and then engage them with your questions!


Sean Boyd, Director, Office of Regulatory Programs Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA

Jessica Zeller, VP Quality, Regulatory & Public Affairs Counsel, Edwards Lifesciences


Kathryn Capanna, Associate Director for Strategic Development, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), FDA
Alissa Hanna, Director of Patient Engagement, Edwards Lifesciences
Jodi Smith, Director, Strategic Alliances, WomenHeart