||The NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences will launch a new, centralized online resource portal that will enable patient groups to make progress along the entire translational science spectrum, no matter where they might be in that process.
The NCATS Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development: Demonstration and Dissemination Meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The event will enable the rare diseases and other patient communities to learn more about the toolkit, including how it can streamline their therapeutic development activities. Participants also will have the opportunity to provide input into how the toolkit can be refined, expanded and made even more useful.
Developed in collaboration with patients and rare disease advocates, the toolkit is a centralized online portal for resources and tools that will cover the broad therapy development landscape, including:
*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.