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Thursday, June 22 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
#404: How Do You Build a Collaborative Community? What Advice Would You Give?

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This panel discussion will help to tell the story of multiple stakeholders involved in the effort of organizing everyone and getting them on the same page in building a collaborative community and the challenges and lessons learned. Panel members will include patient(s) and how they got involved, and other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives

Describe the challenges and lessons learned in building a collaborative community.


Kathryn Burn


Creating Online Communities Where Patients and Pharma Collaborate To Improve Clinical Trials
Kathryn Burn

iConquerMS™: Accelerating Research into Multiple Sclerosis Through Collaboration and Community
Sara Loud, MBA, MS

Driving the Future: Unique Partnerships to Harness Clinical Trial Innovation and Optimization
Christina Marie Fawcett, PMP

Building a Community to Advance Research
Kristin Nicole Voorhees, MA

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Kathryn Burn

Partnerships, Smart Patients
Kathryn Burn is Head of Partnerships and Research at Smart Patients, and part of a dedicated team that supports the online community for patients and families affected by serious illness, as they learn from each other about treatments, challenges, and how it all fits into the context... Read More →
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Christina Fawcett

Director of Operations, PRA Health Sciences
Christina Fawcett, PMP, Director of US Operations, LPS is responsible for late phase operations for the North American team. She has over 15 years of experience in various roles within the clinical trial industry. Ms. Fawcett has held positions within project management at PRA and... Read More →
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Joseph Kim

Senior Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company
Joseph Kim serves as a Senior Advisor in Clinical Innovation at Lilly, focusing on innovative patient engagement solutions. He has spent over 17 years in the Pharma industry, recognized as one of “Top 100 individuals on the 2015 MedicineMakers Power List, and “20 Innovators Changing... Read More →
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Sara Loud

Chief Operating Officer, Accelerated Cure Project
As COO of Accelerated Cure Project, Sara Loud ensures delivery of research resources to scientists studying multiple sclerosis. Passionate about the integration of people into “people-powered” research, Sara combines a love of technology, business expertise, and social enterprise... Read More →
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Kristin Voorhees

Senior Manager, Advocacy Relations, Continuum Clinical
Kristin recently joined Continuum Clinical as Senior Manager, Advocacy Relations to partner with PAGs and professional medical societies to increase awareness of clients, their programs and their clinical trials. Previously, she led patient-centered programs in partnership with patients... Read More →

Thursday June 22, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
N426b McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616
  04: PatientEngagement, Forum