C25 – The Role of the Consumer in Developing New Therapeutics

Increasingly, health consumers are being encouraged and empowered to take control of their healthcare. As they go searching for solutions to fix their health issues and improve their quality of life, they are becoming more involved in the research and development of new treatments.  Is this helpful? Do health consumers add value to the process, or do they just get in the way? What are the pros and cons of including consumers? A panel of consumers, industry and research professionals will discuss the role of consumers in developing new therapeutics. Please bring along your questions.


Chairperson: Janelle Bowden, Managing Director and Consultant, AccessCR