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May 03, 2019

Launch of Proactive Safety Surveillance Project

8:30 to 4:30

Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA

As the official launch to the project, on May 3, 2019, the MRCT Center invited over 40 representatives from industry, academia, government, and patient advocacy groups to discuss a vision for aglobal, cooperative model of a more proactive, predictive safety surveillance system than exists today.Dr. Robert Califf, former Commissioner of FDA, delivered the opening keynote entitled, ‘New Possibilities for Medical Product Safety in the Digital Revolution.’  The conversation that followed was expansive, thought-provoking, and dynamic. Diverse perspectives on many topics were considered, including the sources, curation, and use of data; the importance of understanding the benefit to risk and not simply a safety risk; communication of the balance of benefit and risk to patients; and communication between stakeholders, regulators, and the global population. The MRCT Center will continue to explore the themes identified during the meeting to develop a concrete plan for the future.