Pharma Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
In a panel discussion at the 2022 FAST Science Summit, experts in the field of Angelman Syndrome research discussed various topics, including the selection of therapies, the potential for combining different treatments, and the importance of patient involvement in clinical trials. The panelists emphasized the need for unbiased guidance and the importance of considering individual risks and preferences when making treatment decisions. They also discussed the challenges of balancing safety and efficacy in drug development and the potential for overexpression of UBE3A protein in gene therapy. Overall, the panelists expressed optimism about the progress being made in Angelman Syndrome research and encouraged the community to stay involved and informed.
The Pharma Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A took place at the 2022 FAST Science Summit. The panel consisted of experts in the field of Angelman Syndrome research and drug development. The discussion covered various topics related to clinical trials, treatment options, and the future of therapy for Angelman Syndrome. The panelists provided valuable insights and advice for families and individuals affected by the condition.
- Wendy, Keynote Speaker
- Dr. Wilson, Orphan Disease Center
- Becky Cream, Ionis Pharmaceuticals
- Brenda, Roche
- Stephanie, Gene Therapy Program
- Jennifer Panagoulias, Stem Cell Therapy
Choosing the Right Treatment
One of the main concerns for families affected by Angelman Syndrome is choosing the right treatment for their child. Wendy, as a clinician, emphasized the importance of considering the risks and benefits of each treatment option. She suggested seeking guidance from unbiased and knowledgeable individuals within the community. Wendy also highlighted the need for families to make their own decisions based on their specific circumstances and preferences.
Dr. Wilson added that the decision-making process should take into account the permanence or durability of the treatment. He also mentioned the importance of having trusted voices within the community to provide guidance and support.
Differences in Drug Development
The panelists discussed the differences in drug development approaches for various therapies. They explained that the selection of specific targets and dosing strategies depends on the nature of the condition and the goals of the treatment. The panelists also emphasized the importance of conducting thorough safety and efficacy studies to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the treatments.
Sharing Data and Transparency
The panelists acknowledged the importance of sharing data and being transparent with the community. They mentioned that data from clinical trials would be shared once the trials are completed and the results have been analyzed. They also encouraged families to participate in patient registries, natural history studies, and clinical trials to contribute to the research and development process.
Patient Involvement and Advocacy
The panelists emphasized the importance of patient involvement and advocacy in advancing research and development for Angelman Syndrome. They encouraged families to be proactive, educate themselves, and participate in patient organizations and advocacy groups. They also highlighted the significance of sharing personal stories and experiences to raise awareness and support for the cause.
The Pharma Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A provided valuable insights into the current state of drug development for Angelman Syndrome. The panelists emphasized the importance of patient involvement, transparency, and collaboration within the community. They expressed optimism about the progress being made and encouraged families to stay engaged and hopeful for the future.
- Title: Pharma Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
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- Publication date: 2022-12-03
- Collection: 2022 FAST Science Summit