National Institutes of Health Main Campus (Main Campus)
William H. Natcher Building (Building 45)
Conference Center Atrium
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
NCATS urges the patient community to save the date for this meeting to officially launch the NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development online resource portal. Patients, their caregivers and patient-support organizational representatives are invited to attend to learn how the toolkit can streamline the search for the right tools to help in their therapeutic development activities. Participants also will have the opportunity to provide input into how the toolkit can be expanded and made more useful.
Since early 2016, NCATS has been working with a diverse group of partners in the rare diseases community to conduct an extensive landscape analysis of available tools and to define, characterize and organize them in a centralized portal that should be helpful to all patient groups regardless of how far along the research and development continuum they might be. These tools include:
- How to establish a patient registry;
- How to drive patient-focused discovery and pre-clinical research and development;
- How to work with NIH and the Food and Drug Administration; and
- How to conduct post-market surveillance.