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ICA Participates in Patient and Health Advocacy Summit
On October 7 and 8, ICA joined other patient advocacy groups, healthcare provider organizations, academia, government, and biotechnology industry representatives at the fourth annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Patient and Health Advocacy Summit held in Washington, DC. The event provided a forum for discussion, networking, and educational programming to advance partnerships and share best practices for effective engagement between research sponsors, investigators, and patient groups in clinical trials and drug development. ICA is encouraged by the interest of all stakeholders, particularly the biotech companies, in incorporating the patient perspective in the process which has the potential to ultimately help accelerate the development of new cures and treatments.