CTTI: February 20, 2013
As part of an effort to improve the way clinical trials are conducted, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) has formed a 16-member council to engage patient advocates in its mission.
The newly formed Patient Leadership Council (PLC) brings together leaders from advocacy groups and voluntary health agencies to participate in finding innovative solutions to challenges such as patient recruitment and retention.
“Members of the Patient Leadership Council are experienced leaders of patient advocacy organizations who individually advocate for specific diseases or patient groups. Through the Patient Leadership Council, CTTI provides an unprecedented opportunity for knowledgeable and passionate patient advocates to bring a collective voice around the real world ‘urgency’ to improve the clinical trial process,” said Cindy Geoghegan, PLC co-chair, patient advocate, and principal of Patient & Partners. “We all want to ensure that safe and impactful research is completed as quickly as possible in order to improve patient outcomes.” Read more