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Topic: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Our Percy has qualified and has been accepted to function as Patient Representatives to the FDA Advisory Committees. 

The process of application and acceptance is lengthy, challenging and very time consuming.  Our Percy weathered the storm (so to say) and is now officially representing our patient community and that of other diseases. 

A quick overview of the position:

The Patient Representative is responsible for providing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the advisory committee the unique perspective of patients and family members directly affected by a serious or life-threatening disease. The Patient Representative should have:

•    Personal experience with and/or be knowledgeable about the specific illness or condition under discussion by the committee;
•    The ability to articulate the perspective of patients;
•    Experience as a patient advocate
•    Formal affiliation with a patient advocacy organization;
•    The ability to identify issues through communication with patient constituencies.

The Patient Representative's role is to provide the advisory committee and FDA insight on issues, problems, and/or questions pertinent to the viewpoint of patients and family members living with a specific serious or life-threatening disease. S/he serves as either a voting or non-voting member of the advisory committee.

At the conclusion of each meeting, the Patient Representative will be encouraged to provide OSHI with a brief summary of his/her experience on the advisory committee and suggestions for enhancing patient representation, if any. 

The Patient Representative must be well-informed about patient concerns and have the ability to understand and actively participate in advisory committee discussions. The Patient Representative serves on advisory committees when a product or therapy (drug, biologic or medical device) related to a serious or life-threatening disease is under review

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

WOW! Percy, CONGRATULATIONS! I can't think of a better representative for a patient. You are such a caring man and we are proud to know you and to have you here on our Board.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Congratulations, Percy!!! big_smile

"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician."

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Wow Percy...this is fantastic....congrats!!!   Thank you again for everything you do for our cc family.
Hugs, Lisa

This Information Is Not Intended Nor Implied To Be A Substitute For Professional Medical Advice. You Should Always Seek The Advice Of Your Physician Or Other Qualified Health Care Provider

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Congratulations Percy!!!! You are our very own CC Rockstar!!!!!!

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Congratulations, Percy!!! I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say you are a Godsend for our community! I'm sure you will do a wonderful job, and represent our cc community well Sneak that nasty word (cholangiocarcinoma) in whenever you can.

KrisJ
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
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Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Well done Percy. 

Gerry

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Congratulations Percy! Well done!!! As the others have said, I couldn't think of anyone better to do this job than yourself! I know that you will do an outstanding job here and I look forward to hearing all about this as time goes on. Well done to our Percy and thank you so much for everything that you do for us all!!

You take care now,

Gavin

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Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Congrats Percy!!!!

-Karen

Re: Congratulations: Percy, Patient Represantative to FDA Advisory Commmit

Hi, everyone,
thanks you all for your compliment.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.