FSGS Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health of our FSGS patients, this will be a virtual meeting.
Externally led patient-focused drug development (EL-PFDD) meetings bring together patients and care partners, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives, pharmaceutical companies, and doctors who are experts in the particular disease. The goal is to hear from patients who have the disease, in order for the FDA and pharmaceutical companies to understand the patient experience.
The National Kidney Foundation and NephCure Kidney International are conducting an EL-PFDD meeting on FSGS to inform the FDA about the patient perspective of living with this disease. Understanding the patient perspective may help the FDA make informed decisions regarding approvals of potential treatments for FSGS.
The meeting will be co-chaired by two leading nephrologists who specialize in FSGS:
Dr. Suneel Udani Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois
Dr. Laura Mariani University of Michigan
After the meeting, a report titled “Voice of the Patient” will be sent to the FDA. This will be a reference for future decisions about potential medicines for FSGS.