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Drug Research and Development for Older Adult Populations – A Workshop
August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 12:00 pmFree
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a public workshop, Drug Research and Development for Older Adult Populations, on August 5-6, 2020 in Washington, DC. The workshop will provide a venue for stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in drug research and development (R&D) for older adult populations, explore barriers that impede safety and efficacy studies in these populations, and share lessons learned for better understanding the clinical pharmacology for 65+ and 80+ populations.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions to:
- Review the current landscape of drug R&D for 65+ and 80+ populations across public and private sectors;
- Consider medication issues for older adult populations (e.g. dosage forms, adherence, polypharmacy, differences in PK/PD);
- Explore methodologies that are currently used or could be implemented to study differences in pharmacology for older adult populations (e.g. minimal sampling);
- Examine barriers to conducting clinical research for 65+ and 80+ populations (e.g. funding, data, co-morbidity, polypharmacy, recruitment, access); and
- Explore approaches to engage 65+ and 80+ populations in clinical research and strategies generate evidence-based information on how to best optimize treatment for older adults.
The workshop will be accessible to the public via live webcast and in-person attendance (seating is limited). Please register online to receive an email with the instructions on how to join this workshop.
More information about the workshop can be found here.
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