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CISCRP to Host Second Annual Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner at Patients as Partners 2016 Conference

CISCRP is pleased to be holding its second annual Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner, in partnership with the 2016 Patients as Partners Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This special event will be held on Sunday evening March 13, kicking off the 2-day meeting that follows on Monday and Tuesday.

Dinner guests will have an opportunity to network and honor the Medical Heroes who give the gift of participation in clinical research. The evening will include a special presentation from CISCRP’s Board Chair and Founder Ken Getz and EMD Serono’s Vice President of Global Clinical Operations – External Innovation Paulo Moreira on “Anticipating the Impact of New Patient Engagement Initiatives on Drug Development Performance.”

All proceeds from this event will be used to support future education and outreach initiatives for patients and the public.

Yards_Tasting_2“Last year’s Med Hero Dinner was very successful and attendees really enjoyed the experience,” said Ellyn Getz, CISCRP’s Senior Manager of Fundraising, Development and Events “We’re grateful for this partnership with the Conference Forum and we’re so pleased to continue this tradition of honoring study volunteers.”

The day after the dinner event, Ken Getz will co-chair the third-annual Patients as Partners conference.  Ken will deliver a keynote presentation addressing the Critical Need to Establish Greater Health Care Provider Involvement. Other highlights of the conference: patient narratives, including stage IV melanoma cancer survivor Jamie Goldfarb, a talk from Marc Boutin, JD from the National Health Council, and panel discussions including ‘How Can We Better Create Diversity in Clinical Trials’ moderated by Lori Abrams, Director, Diversity & Patient Engagement, R&D at Bristol-Myers Squibb.

CISCRP’s Medical Hero Kyle Bryant will also speak at the conference. Kyle’s story — published in CISCRP’s November newsletter — details his fight against Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) and his organization’s fundraising cycling initiatives. Read about how Kyle places his piece in the “puzzle” of finding a cure for FA in his Medical Hero Spotlight.

Contact or call 617-725-2750 if you’re interested in attending the Medical Heroes Appreciation Dinner. Limited sponsorship opportunities are also still available to support the dinner event.

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