- The Foundation For Peripheral Neuropathy - https://www.foundationforpn.org -

A Chance to be Heard!: Public Meeting on Pain Associated with Peripheral Neuropathy sponsored by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA invites you (patients, caregivers and family members) to an upcoming public meeting on neuropathic pain associated with peripheral neuropathy to be held on June 10, 2016 from 1pm-5pm (EDT) at the FDA Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland (or you may attend virtually!). Specific details are outlined below.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather patients’ perspectives on symptoms and daily impacts that matter most to them, and to discuss available approaches for treating neuropathic pain associated with peripheral neuropathy.

This meeting is an exciting opportunity for patients to bring their voice to FDA and the drug development process.

You may participate in person OR through a live webcast. FDA needs your help to make this meeting a success. Please follow the links below to register, explore the discussion questions and meeting format, and find more information on FDA’s Patient-Focused-Drug Development initiative.

Registration: https://peripheralneuropathypfdd.eventbrite.com [1]
Meeting website: http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/UserFees/PrescriptionDrugUserFee/ucm490866.htm [2]

If you are attending in person, below you will find an attachment with a list of hotels near the FDA campus and a map to help you find your way around.

The meeting format maximizes patient participation. For each discussion topic, a small panel of patients or caretakers will provide brief comments to start the dialogue. The panel comments will be followed by a facilitated discussion with other patients and patient representatives in the audience. Patients or caregivers who would like to be considered to be on the opening panel can indicate that as part of registration. They will be asked to send a short summary of their responses to the discussion questions (posted on their registration site) to PatientFocused@fda.hhs.gov [3].

This is an exciting opportunity to share your experiences living with PN. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at PatientFocused@fda.hhs.gov [3].

FPN Patient Survey

Even if you can’t participate in the meeting yourself, there is another way to make your voice heard! Pam Shlemon, Executive Director for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy will be attending the meeting in person. We would like to send her with current information from patients like you about what it is like to live with peripheral neuropathy. Please complete a very brief survey sharing your experiences and she will present this information at the meeting. Click here to complete the survey [4].

Hotels, Campus Map and FDA announcement:

Hotels by the FDA White Oak Campus [5]

White Oak Campus map [6]

Official Flyer/Announcement from the FDA [7]